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Uber vs. Bolt (Formerly Taxify): Which Do You Prefer?

I haven’t owned a car in 12 years. As you can probably imagine, I use more than my fair share of ride hailing services! But…I am not complaining. In fact, I am quite grateful. For most of those 12 years, ride hailing services didn’t exist where I live. And in my corner of the world, the public transportation system is nothing to brag about. And then, in June 2016, all that changed. Within 10 days of each other, Uber began operating in both Kampala and Dar es Salaam, the cities where I spend the most time. The beginning with Uber … Continue reading

Uber Johannesburg, Uganda, and Tanzania

This post was originally about the advent of Uber to Kampala, Uganda and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Many of you land on this post, though, after searching “Uber JHB”, so let me give you some information about Uber in Johannesburg (JHB) and Pretoria. Uber in Johannesburg (JHB) and Pretoria Uber is available in JHB and Pretoria. Here are the Uber services that serve those cities: Types of Uber Services Available in JHB & Pretoria UberX – affordable everyday rides (max: 4 people) Uber Black – premium rides in luxury cars (max: 4 people) Van – rides for groups up to 7 … Continue reading

Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

I had never used Uber until I wrote this post about Uber launching in Dar es Salaam. Since then, it has been a Godsend! With its attractive rates, and the fact that you can call for transportation at any time without necessarily knowing a specific taxi driver, or its great mapping tool which allows you to call for a ride even when you are not too sure how to describe where you are, I know I will be using Uber again and again. With the holiday season — and its many parties — upon us, call or schedule an Uber to drive you … Continue reading

Uber in Johannesburg, Zanzibar, and Dar es Salaam

This post is about Uber in several locales in Africa: Uber in Johannesburg and Uber taxi Johannesburg prices, Uber in Zanzibar, and Uber in Dar es Salaam. For Uber in each of those locales, simply click the link to jump to the relevant section: Uber Johannesburg Uber Zanzibar Uber Dar es Salaam. Uber Taxi Johannesburg Prices As I mentioned in this post, Johannesburg and Pretoria are served by 5 main types of Uber service: Uber X, Uber Black, Uber Van, Uber Assist, and Uber X VIP. Here’s a short description of how these services are different and how many passengers … Continue reading

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