Many young tourists have opted for self-drive car hire safaris in Uganda because of the love for self discovered adventure and the lower cost. However, do you know what basics are required in a self-drive safari car in Uganda just for the terrain and for your comfort? Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car trunks, while others have all what is required in their car. Many people or car drivers keep their tools at home but it is wise to keep your tools in the car and this is what it should be when you go for a self-drive safari in Uganda. Here is a check list for you before you set off with the hired safari vehicle;
You wouldn’t wish to have a breakdown on safari because it makes the trip disgusting, With the rough terrain and long distances on a Uganda safari, you need the following in your car, it becomes easy to help yourself or be helped.
Have a spare tire in a good condition along with a tire jack and wheel spanner, because without them it is very hard for someone else to help you with a spare tire but very easy for someone to help you fix it on.
Jumper cables are also very essential to have in a car because dead batteries happen to the best of us. When your car gets battery issues, you may be helped by a good Samaritan to jump start your car if you have the emergency battery boosters. Someone may be ready to help you but he may not have the cables so they are very important to have them in the car.
This first aid kit serves as a basic resource and means of assistance in case someone is injured until further medical help arrives, or until you are taken for further medication. This kit will also help you treat minor injuries that do not require trained medical assistance, such as minor cuts.
A small filled Fire extinguisher. Keeping a fire extinguisher in your vehicle can help prevent a small fire from becoming unmanageable.
Quality sun glasses are used to protect the human eyes from being destroyed by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation that hits your eyes while driving. This radiation can lead to short-term and long-term ocular problems such as cataracts, blindness and various forms of eye cancer. So, wear sunglasses when you are driving in sunlight.
It has been proven that wearing a seat belt reduces the rate of serious injuries and deaths in car crashes by 50%. One of the main reasons seatbelts are so helpful is that they prevent people from being ejected from the car during a crash.
You may get stuck in the car and you need to cut your seat belt incase it jams or need to break the window if the car locks itself.
Reflective triangles are so important incase you get a breakdown along the way. It may bring people to give you a hand or prevent you from getting hit at the side of the road in the dark because people normally slowdown.
Human hands are covered with fragile skin just like the rest of the body. Sometimes you need to use your hands to accomplish a task that requires a durability threshold beyond that of your exposed skin. That’s when you need to use these work gloves.
Because there isn’t a sink and a bar of soap conveniently located in your car. In my mind, hand sanitizer is a tool, that prevents you from infecting your body with germs on a daily basis. Keep yourself healthy regularly especially before you eat.
These help you clean your hands after eating or dust the car incase it gets dirty.
You may need to use it in the washroom or help your kid incase they want to go to the washroom.
This may help you in case you get a car breakdown at night and you need light.
It may begin pouring when you have already started your journey to somewhere and you may be required to park and walk a distance so to prevent this, you need an umbrella to help you get wet.
This will help you in case you need to go shopping.
This helps you keep your phone on at all times and this helps you communicate to people or family whenever you need them so no need to worry about the battery.
This is a guide to what you can carry however depending on your desires and groups, you can opt to carry or eliminate any of the items.