Which Rental cars are suitable for a family with children?
Many travelers of recent have decided to most times travel with the family, including the children for their holiday safaris. Family vacations have become so famous and most visitors can’t wait to try them out. This is one of the experiences that brings excitement for the entire family including the young and the old.
However, to enjoy a family trip it needs a car that has many seats is well air-conditioned, safe, reliable, comfortable, and with affordable fuel consumption rate to travel with the family.
If you are planning for a family safari, be it self-drive or Chauffeur-driven, it is always advisable to hire a suitable car that accommodates all the family members. In Uganda, it can’t be a big challenge when looking for the best car hire for a family vacation because there are many car rental service providers with a variety of different vehicles that can suit any kind of family adventure.
Cars range from four-seaters to 25 seaters, and here are some of the suitable cars that are favorable for family safaris with children.
- Safari Land Cruiser
A land cruiser is a perfect car for a family safari with the children for active participation in activities of wildlife such as game drives. To explore the savanna national parks of Uganda such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kidepo valley national park, Semuliki national park among other game reserves into their depth than a land cruiser is highly recommended.
Land cruisers can accommodate 5-8 people, and all of them have a strong 4×4 drive, suitable for safaris and some for outdoor camping. For camping vacation, you can hire a Land Cruiser with a rooftop tent in Uganda from as low as US$80 per day including full camping gear for your family. The rooftop tents vary depending on the number of people, you can choose 2 tents in the car or 1 family tent! Another option is a land cruiser with a pop-up roof making it the best choice for excellent wildlife viewing and photographing in national parks. The interesting of all is that some land cruisers come with a mini-fridge and are fully air-conditioned.
- Toyota Prados
The Toyota Prado is a comfortable well-spaced car that accommodates up to 4 people with unique features that make the family feel “home away from home”. Music is lively inside such as Fm radio, Mp3 player, CD player, and a complete air-conditioner.
This is the perfect car for organizing self-drive tours, conference meetings, weddings, guided safaris, Chauffeur-driven trips, family holidays, and even airport transfers. For those who are interested in game viewing in Uganda’s national parks, a Toyota Prado with a pop-up roof is a better option.
- Toyota super custom
The Toyota super custom is capable of taking up to seven and in a comfortable state, it is best for safaris as it comes with a pop-up roof perfect for wildlife viewing in the savanna national parks of Uganda.
This car is a 4X4 full-time which is the best to maneuver through the rural marram roads especially those leading to the national parks. It is just luxurious in its nature with a complete feature of fine air-conditioners both in front and behind, the boot is spacious to take all the needed luggage during family road trips in Uganda.
- Safari minivan
This safari minivan takes up to 9 people and it has a pop-up roof which is also a perfect car for wildlife safaris. This is a perfect car for sightseeing and game viewing. It comes well fitted with an air-conditioner, comfortable larger seats, and enough space in the boot for parking the luggage during the safaris.
- 4×4 Coaster minibus
This is the best for large, extended families, or for events such as weddings, introduction ceremonies, and company holidays among other events. The coaster minibus is a large car that can accommodate a large number of people at once and is normally hired with an experienced professional driver and sometimes with guides who are knowledgeable about the entire country. A minibus coaster carries between 25-35 people and is perfectly recommended for family safaris.
- Saloon cars
This is fairly a small vehicle, perfect for smaller families, containing features in form of a three-box body with cargo compartments, a passenger cabin, and a separate engine. It has spacious seats with enough space at the rear for the family’s luggage or cargo.
Saloon cars are well fitted with a complete set of air conditioners, comes with four doors and it takes 4 people on any given family trip, weddings, parties, conference meetings, and others.
- Toyota Rav4
Most of Toyota Rav4’s are 4X4 and they take two to four people. It is favorable for small family tours, comes with air conditioners and comprehensive insurance. It has the best SUVs and adequate space for travelers’ luggage and is economical when it comes to fuel consumption. It is an ideal vehicle for a small family self-drive vacation.
The best cars for family vacations that can be used on Ugandan roads are 4WD vehicles which are favorable and can maneuver through the countryside roads.