Car hire Uganda comes just so in handy with opting to hire a guide drive for a more less self drive car hire in Uganda. When planning for a safari or a tour of a new place for example the jungles of Uganda, whether to hire a guide or self drive is one of the tough choices you have to make that could make all the difference in an adventure. The decision is even harder to make when you’ve chosen to go on a self drive safari because having a guide implies an extra passenger on board. Letting such decisions give you a hard time defeats the whole purpose of relaxing on holiday. This is exactly why we are sharing with you criteria you can use to determine whether that guide will be an invaluable resource to you during your stay or an extra expense. Described below are scenarios where a travel guide will be more of an asset than a detriment.
When you don’t have much time
If you have little time in a place during your car hire Uganda adventure, it would be better to hire a guide to take you through all the interesting places than take your time at one place. A guide who is well-versed with the locale of your travel destination can get you to see more riveting things about that place in less time than you would have used if you didn’t have a guide.
When visiting popular destinations
Popular tourist destinations usually get large crowds for during the day and crowds can be hectic for a tourist trying to learn new things or take in new sights. A good tour guide always has knowledge about the best visiting hours for attractions; when you can get discounts or when prices are better; the best routes around; and places for accommodation around the tourist attraction. Well experienced guides can even organize private tours of heavily toured attractions.
When on safari
Car hire Uganda Safaris are usually all about adventure and seeing or experiencing new things. In unfamiliar landscapes, it is understandably difficult to navigate and look for the fun hot spots unless you have a guide with you. Some places such as game parks and natural attractions like mountains require safety precautions and maybe a small briefing which a guide is always in place to provide even before you travel to the said destination. Tour guides can always provide you with useful information before you start a self drive car hire Uganda adventure. For example, he or she may advise you to rent a car with excellent & Quality camping gear to save on accommodation fees if you plan on going to a location with few or no tourist lodgings.
When the language barrier is high
For places where you don’t speak the most widely spoken languages for example in Uganda, odds are the inhabitants will also be unfamiliar with your first language. So to skip the communication barrier that is different languages, we advise you hire a multi-lingual guide who can bridge the gap caused by the difference in language. Such guides come in handy when you as a tourist- want to interact with the indigenous people or learn about their culture. To ensure that your guide has a comfortable command of your language, hold a conversation with them over phone in advance. This will save you a lot of disappointment and frustration.
To handle travel logistics
It is relatively a lot easier for tour guides than ordinary tourists to buy and follow up things such as temporary permits (for those planning to self drive), tickets and entry passes to tourist attractions. Such trivial tasks can be irritating for tourists especially when you’re trying to relax on your holiday/vacation but what is even worse is ending up with not so great accommodation all because you forgot to book a room at a hotel of your choice or not seeing the mountain gorillas of Bwindi because you didn’t book your gorilla tracking permit. Tour guides can perform such tasks and more which will ultimately lighten your burden giving you more time to relax and enjoy your holiday.
When you cant/don’t drive
if you think car hire Uganda safari will distract you, very recommended to hire car with a guide to drive and navigate the roads around for you. An added advantage to this is that guides always know the region and which routes to use, be it the fastest or one with the best view. In case you plan to drink while on a uganda safari or holiday, diver tour guides can also ensure your safety as it is not advisable to drive after drinking or when drinking.