Commonly known as private drivers here in Africa, a chauffeur is a person hired to drive passengers to their destinations or places they wish to travel to. You can hire a chauffeur for your trip in East Africa either online, through a phone call or physically in person at the rental car company offices. Of late, self drive trips are on the increase in the region but the option of hiring a car with a driver is still so much recommended. In this article, we point out reasons why travelers should hire a driver for their road trip in Uganda and East Africa at large;
Passengers are safer
When travelling to a new place, one of the things that most people worry about is falling into fraudsters or getting lost. But when you rent a driver who is familiar with the destination, you are very safe because he is your personal bodyguard. Besides, when driving in areas that could be unsafe such as cities, the driver guides you on the dos and don’ts like keeping car windows closed.
Drivers are informative
Reading about the interesting history, beautiful attractions and the current affairs of Uganda is a good thing but hearing these stories straight from a local driver is more real and interesting. These people know almost every corner of the country and have a hint or all information about the people and attractions there. Whether you are on a highway or in the park looking out for the game, professional chauffeurs stop and give details of sightings worth knowing about.
Time is well managed
One of the core things a chauffeur must ensure is punctuality and indeed they are good time managers. Since they have often had trips to most areas and destinations around Uganda, they can tell how long their journeys will take and incase of any more activities en-route, they will still plan the journey appropriately so that you will arrive at the destination on time.
Liability in case of emergency
Every traveller’s wish is to have a smooth trip. However, unexpected happenings can occur, for example accident, puncture and any other emergency. When you hire a chauffeur, you transfer all liability to him and his company. In case of any emergencies and damages, the car company is responsible.
Rewarding wildlife views
If you are on safari to savannah nature reserves like Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison falls national park, you need a driver for your trip. They are familiar with the tracks of the park and know where to spot your animals of interest. And as they drive, you can view the game, use the pop- up roof and take pictures unlike when you are on self drive and have to concentrate on the wheel.
Mumwe Global safaris has a team of professional well-trained drivers who are dedicated to their work. To enjoy the above benefits and more, hire a chauffeur for your next road trip in Uganda by contacting us through firstname.lastname@example.org call our reservations desk on +256-700135510/ +256-414699459.