Cross Rwanda Boarder with a Rental Vehicle
Rwanda Car hire services is available also for those planning to drive from Rwanda to Uganda, we offer you car hire in Rwanda,and Uganda at Self Drive car hire service. Enjoy a Rwanda Self Drive Voyage during the Expedition Holiday. Wishing for Car Hire in Rwanda, we’re here to offer you the great Complete Guide about Border Crossing for Independent Travelers.
Renting a car in Rwanda for traveling abroad can sometimes be very useful if you are planning to travel to neighboring countries. During your travels especially when you want to visit certain countries one by one, a rental car can be essential if you do not want to waste too much time on the public transportation. In addition, the rental car trip allows you to be completely free and map out your own route without having a rush for catching bus.
While renting a car in Rwanda, you can specify different pick-up and drop-off locations. Sometimes if you specify a different departure city from the destination city, you can see that the rental amount will increase; generally, it depends on the distance between the two cities.
It’s better to think about the border crossing before you leave. Depending on the country, the length of your trip and the prices, it is sometimes more advantageous to rent a vehicle in each country and not to cross the border with a rental car.
The conditions for crossing borders depend on the countries and the car rental companies. .However, border crossings are usually allowed only with certain categories of vehicles and often generate additional costs. We advise you to estimate in advance the total price of your trip. It is also important to check the insurance of your rental car is valid in neighboring countries. If not, we highly recommend getting a supplementary insurance.If you need further assistance regarding crossing border with a rental car or general terms of car hire, just ask your question to us and we’ll get back to you right away.
East African Border Crossing Essentials:
1. Passport and Visas
East African passport holders resident to Uganda do not require a visa to visit Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. However, should you be traveling with an emergency travel document
2. International Driver’s Permit or National Drivers License
Although not compulsory this is recommended for everyone driving in foreign countries however The Local English driver’s license is recognized in Uganda, Kenya , Rwanda and Tanzania .
3. COMESA Sticker
If you’re traveling from Uganda across borders vehicles should bear a Comesa sticker which designates that they are foreign vehicles . we think UAP is the reliable Source, When in Kabale Call us for the Comesa Service: to Talk to COMESA Officer
4. White and Red Reflective Tape
In Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania – two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left hand side of the front bumper, as well as two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper is required.
5. Vehicle Registration/Vehicle License Papers
A certified copy of vehicle registration/vehicle license papers is acceptable at the border posts. Must be accompanied with a letter from the company giving you authorization to take the vehicle across the border, and must indicate dates. Both the letter and license papers should be signed by a Owner. If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorization from the Company /owner to take the vehicle abroad.
6. Letter of authority
If you are traveling in a rented car or 4×4 across borders, you have to have a letter from the car hire Rwanda company giving you permission to take the vehicle out of the country
you’ll have to get ready for the additional cost of a cross border fees, this is an extra fee to cover the extra insurance needed when you drive in a different nation from where you hire the vehicle. Some car hire Rwanda company just get for papers for crossing the border and even advise you on where to buy the insurance needed to drive in any country you planning to visit.
You should simply tell the car hire Rwanda company where you’re anticipating going and they’ll advise you on how much additional you have to pay. They’ll require some notice, so ideally let the agency know your itinerary when you book the vehicle, and also before you arrive to pick the vehicle or before they deliver it to you at the airport or at the hotel.
How much do I have to pay to cross a border?
That really depends on where you’re going. Simply let the car hire Rwanda agency know which border you’re planning to cross with their vehicle and they’ll give all the information and papers you need to cross the board and how much you will pay for insurance.
Why I have to tell the rental company?
In case you don’t inform the car hire Rwanda agency before you drive into another country, you’ll void your insurance / protection. This implies on the off chance that you have an accident, or if your vehicle gets stolen or damaged in another country, you’ll need to pay all cost to the rental agency out of your own pocket.