Why a self drive in Rwanda is not a good idea.

Self-Drive Rental companies do their best to make your time on safari enjoyable,they take all precautions to remove the doughts of why a self drive in Rwanda is not a good idea but as it is some things must be known to the tourist as well.

Rwandans are soft people, courteous, very friendly and have lots patience,that welcoming you is as id its a must to the whole country.but this may change sooner after getting too deep in your trip because of the language barrier. people here understand only french and kinyarwanda meaning communication will be hard, they are not good at English at all as its not even their third language. here if you need to know something very important you may fail.

The normal rules of the road do  exist in Rwanda–  though people may drive recklessly causing serous  accidents.traffic laws are not enforced and neither are they obeyed by the users on the good not however In Rwanda Road Conditions have improved and the high accident rate has dropped.  Law-enforcement is also helping to do this. Rwanda is better than Uganda to drive in, however it can still drive you mad.

at a certain percentage in agriculture in Rwanda ,allot of obstacles will be encounters  on the road in transporting or grazing cows, goats, chicken and people in villages. which you may accidentally hit and cause your self issues and end up in police much worse if they did not orient you in your self-drive.

with a a seasoned driver-guide he will know all the dangers  of driving at night and rules of the road which in most cases at night do change accordingly most especially when caught driving while drinking and the headlights that come direct to you as its very common for drivers not to adjust at all.

its not that self drive in Rwanda is not a good idea but taking precautions and staying safe would be a much better option than risking  a journey planned for long.taking up an extra cost for the guide to show you so much more than you  have on your itinerary and experiencing nature with comfort would be perfect.

 

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Don’t s on a self drive in Rwanda

Rental companies do their best to make your time on safari enjoyable,they take all precautions to remove the doughts of why a self drive in Rwanda is not a good idea but as it is some things must be known to the tourist as well.

Rwandans are soft people, courteous, very friendly and have lots patience,that welcoming you is as id its a must to the whole country.but this may change sooner after getting too deep in your trip because of the language barrier. people here understand only french and kinyarwanda meaning communication will be hard, they are not good at English at all as its not even their third language. here if you need to know something very important you may fail.

The normal rules of the road do  exist in Rwanda–  though people may drive recklessly causing serous  accidents.traffic laws are not enforced and neither are they obeyed by the users on the good not however In Rwanda Road Conditions have improved and the high accident rate has dropped.  Law-enforcement is also helping to do this. Rwanda is better than Uganda to drive in, however it can still drive you mad.

at a certain percentage in agriculture in Rwanda ,allot of obstacles will be encounters  on the road in transporting or grazing cows, goats, chicken and people in villages. which you may accidentally hit and cause your self issues and end up in police much worse if they did not orient you in your self-drive.

with a a seasoned driver-guide he will know all the dangers  of driving at night and rules of the road which in most cases at night do change accordingly most especially when caught driving while drinking and the headlights that come direct to you as its very common for drivers not to adjust at all.

its not that self drive in Rwanda is not a good idea but taking precautions and staying safe would be a much better option than risking  a journey planned for long.taking up an extra cost for the guide to show you so much more than you  have on your itinerary and experiencing nature with comfort would be perfect.

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Try avoiding Hidden Charges in Self Drive Schemes in Rwanda/Uganda

After looking at that and ask yourself “have I really rented or purchased the vehicle?” Well, that’s what’s happening with most consumers who rent a car for self drive. Unlike airfares, where taxes and fees are mentioned upfront, car rental companies in Uganda and Rwanda can bury the extra costs in the fine print. Therefore, this may end up causing you actually pay more what you had been quoted earlier. So, ensure that you are aware of hidden charges levied by that specific rental company and how to avoid them!

People actually choose rental cars for self drive tours in Rwanda/Uganda, Kampala, when they are transferring from the air port of Entebbe  and kigali airport , International airport to their destinations (Airport transfers) sometimes knowing that their rent would include taxes or fuel charges as well. But sometimes, they payment obligation may not be over. There may be other, less-visible and add-on fee charges that can drastically increase the overall amount you will have to shed. Some of these charges include authorization hold, insurance charges for damages, toll booth fees, extra driver and early return fee.

Reducing these worrying and hidden charges when you rent a car is quite easy, especially if you clear the terms beforehand, for instance, making sure that you opt for a car rental company that has a singular charge for its cars. A company that claims ‘No Hidden Charges’ on its range of services will not burn a hole in your pocket and make suffer unexpected and planned financial consequences.

When choosing between a fleet of cars to use especially for business conferences or for family vacation especially in Kampala, prefer a vehicle that corresponds with the weight of your pocket. This price charged is actually VAT inclusive at 12.5 percent accordingly before selecting a vehicle. Always prefer rental cars that actually include fuel prices in its tariff. Such cars are meant to be so reliable since such car can be provided within limited kilometers and fuel capacity can actually go to prescribed time.

It is recommended that before you take up any deal with any car hire or rental, first ask a company representative personal about any other apparent charges, such as early return fee or vehicle licensing fees. Ensure that you also enquire about car comprehensive insurance and third party insurance policies to avoid paying thousands of francs in damages.

Renting a car without requesting for security deposits is kind dangerous however much any reliable rental company in Uganda will actually refund it fully once the vehicle is returned in good conditions. However, some companies in Uganda especially in Kampala may actually deduct a particular portion of the amount before return hence helping you to ascertain whether there are hidden charges involved in charges hence enabling you to calculate an overall estimate of rental charges for self drive.

The above tips are so simple and try to follow and implement them up next time when you are to rent a car in any car rental company in Rwanda Uganda . This actually will ensure a free and comfortable self drive experience without going above your expected expenditure

 

 

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