Benefits of a Driver Guide
A chauffeur or private driver is a person hired to transport passengers from one location to another based on a booking online or in person. An individual hired to ensure you get your destination safely, comfortably and most importantly in time is some who is guaranteed to give you an informative road trip.
Self-drive Safaris may be cheaper but the benefits of traveling with a hired driver exceed driving yourself and as much as un-private it gets, there is no denying that you will always feel safe and comfortable with a local in your presence.
We have a team of dedicated and well trained drivers ready to take you to any destination and if you have been thinking about a self-drive road trip, here are some reasons why we recommend you hire a driver in Uganda if you want to travel comfortably.
Reduces Frustration – Driving a car can be a stressful experience especially if you are driving for long distances or stuck in traffic. You don’t have to worry about all this when you have a personal driver as he is trained to handle even the most stressful of situations. Total concentration is always vital when on road so if you have a lot on your mid then its best you leave it to someone who is composed and fit for the road.
Safer– The biggest benefit of hiring a driver is that your don’t have to worry about getting lost or falling into hands of fraudster as you have your personal bodyguard to guide and protect you most especially if it’s your first time in the country.
Informative – As much as you have read about the city, attractions and all that travel information about Uganda, no one can give you accurate info than a local driver/ guide. A professional driver has adequate knowledge including history and current facts about a destination or attraction making him/ her perfect travel companion if you want to learn more about Uganda or any other tourist destination.
Relaxing drive – You get time to relax and do other things if you are not driving yourself and this mainly applies to business and leisure travelers. Get out that laptop or phone and do some chatting or business deal as they transfer you to your destination. Relaxing is always a big part of getaways and so you have to maximize that every chance you get.
Punctuality – A professional driver is trained to get a client to a desired destination in time, something that is no easy task when you are driving yourself. If you are planning a business trip in Uganda, then you should consider hiring a driver for a timely arrival to the meeting.
Navigation – You do not have to carry maps or worry about where to take the next turn. You are provided with an insightful driver guide who will not only drive you to and from your desired attractions, but also keep informing you about your location and constantly brief you. This leaves you with only the task of looking out for animals and drinking in the raw panorama unfolding before you.
Trained, insightful and knowledgeable guides – It is very common for the undisciplined eye to miss sight of animals or things that could be part of interest but, for a trained guide, it is easy to point out a leopard camouflaged in tree branches or to track the location of a herd of animals. Local guides usually know the areas thoroughly and always know where to find which animals. This saves you a lot of time driving around just hoping to see an animal by chance or luck.
Safety – The tour guides who accompany you are not only with you to drive you and point out animals but also to ensure that both you and the animals are safe. Some tourists who embark on self-drive safaris engage in behavior which is considered risky to either the animals or themselves, albeit unknowingly. Tour guides can advise you on how to act in the presence of the animals since they are supposed to be knowledgeable on animal behavior.
Interaction – Somewhere along the car rental and driver hired safaris, you could be interested in the culture or norms of indigenous people in the area. For example, many tourists who come to Uganda during an even year are thrilled to witness the imbalu (circumcision) ceremony held by the Bagishu. Now, if you were on a self-drive safari your chances of interaction would be slim due to problems ranging from language barrier to shyness of indigenous people. However, if you happen to have hired a car and driver Guide, your guide can be of help and either translate or take you to places where your interactions would be made easier and more interesting.