Self drive safaris in Uganda are a trend that’s becoming popular for many youth travelers to undertake. This is because a traveler gets the chance for self adventure and safari Uganda at your own pace. For our popular 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi and many more short safaris, self drive safaris become the easy way to go and save especially for budget travelers.
Cheap car hire in Uganda is very possible especially if you are conversant with Ugandan roads or not a first-time traveler. This does not however stop first time self drive safaris in Uganda tourists to opt on hiring a car as long as they are familiar with African roads and can easily connect with the natives on directions on top of the directions from Google maps. Driving can mean to be hectic at times since Uganda wildlife safari parks are distant from each other and therefore, the driver can easily fall asleep and the trip gets messy even at times leading to accidents. No need to worry anyway, here are 6 ways to avoid sleep on self drive safaris to Uganda.
When it comes to road trips in any destination, the first thing to come at the back of your mind is your safety. If you are planning to set off for a self-drive safari, you certainly need to have enough rest and avoid driving when you are very tired. In case you had a busy schedule previous day, you can use the following day for relaxation and you will set off for your actual trip when you have relaxed.
Plan right for your Uganda tour to avoid driving on pressure. Life is precious! If you do not know how long you will spend on the road, it is advisable that you set off earlier to avoid night driving.
Driving with assistance of caffeine makes you to be awake in most of the times especially when it comes to solo travel in Uganda. Whenever, you feel like dosing you can grab a cup of your coffee and take and then you proceed with your journey, this will help you not fall asleep.
For long distant safaris, you will need to have breaks after each 2 to 3 hours or 100 kilometers as one way for you to have enough time to rest and refresh the mind. You can do this by parking his vehicle along a great scenery on the road and take some pictures or marvel on the beauty. You can also choose to have a meal. After about 15 to 30 minutes, you can then continue with your tour in Uganda.
Before the start of your trip, ensure to have had enough sleep before. During the trip, ensure to always drive during the day and rest through the night at least for a minimum of 8 hours.
Traveling with friends is a wise way to tour Uganda since this only doesn’t kill boredom but makes every moment of the trip very lively. Driving along with friends can also help you to exchange or alternate driving shifts, this does not only avoid sleep but also avoids becoming exhausted.
If indeed you have no option but need to sleep, make sure that you park aside on a non-busy and safe road and take some minutes to rest and then proceed after and it isn’t a crime for you to do so.
Self drive safaris can be undertaken in many of the Uganda group trips for instance, 9 Days Uganda Safari, 8 Days Uganda Tour, 6 days Uganda Gorilla Tracking safari, 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimps Safari and many more. These are great ways to have your trip safe and makes you have the great memories. These tips can be copied for Rwanda tours, safari in Congo, Tanzania tours or Kenya tour.