The necessities to rent a vehicle in Uganda under Crystal Car Hire are numerous depending on the company you dealing with. However, a MUST is that you have to be 18 years of age and above. The others include; credit card, passport and International Driver’s license for tourists that are valid. Renting a car in Uganda follows a list of pros and cons for your safety. Driving yourself on  tour is the most remarkable especially in a foreign country. This is because a place of interest you can have a stop over for longer time than going on any other’s one pace. Stand a chance to drive yourself on your tour.

International Driver’s Permit(IDP) for tourists

IDP is created by the United States government which  translates a valid U.S. driver’s license into ten different languages. IDP is valid in over 150 countries ONLY for tourists. It is typically valid for one year and can be obtained only through the American Automobile Association and the National Automobile Club. You can can only get it, on condition you have been with the Driver’s permit for over six months and above.


This travel document is issued by your country’s government to you (citizens), that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel. … Previously issued non-biometric machine-readable passports usually remain valid until their respective expiration dates.

For a road drive away from the main city Kampala, you have to be ready to drive on some poor roads with a litter of potholes caused by the weather conditions. On these roads, you will be bypassing heavy trucks and buses from different destinations all over Uganda.          For communication, on a bigger percentage tourist may not be knowing the local languages for the different regions in the country. There for fueling refilling and asking directions its better to be knowing some English.

However, majority of our visitors have resorted to also hire our chauffeurs due to too much traffic jam in Kampala and the driving rules that maybe little different to what you used to.. Due to their experience and there skilfulness, these drivers know the corners of town and can make short cuts to your final destination. The traffic jam is mainly due to taxis, trailers, lorries and school vans sharing the same route. More so, the buses and taxis have stopovers to load or even off load.