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

Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

Uber launched in Kampala, Uganda and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania within 10 days of each other in June 2016. Since I don’t own a car, and live between these two cities, I was ecstatic to learn about this new development. Although I love to travel by boda-boda (motorcycle taxis), I cannot completely ignore the number of injuries and fatalities that occur every day as a result of boda-boda accidents. An inexpensive, convenient, GPS-enabled service provided through a mobile app seemed like just the thing to finally get me to transition to a non-boda-boda lifestyle. Finding out That Uber Had Arrived to an East African City Other Than Nairobi … Continue reading Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

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, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

Uber Tanzania (Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, etc.)

If you have come to this post looking for more information about Uber in Zanzibar and the rest of Tanzania, then you are in the right place. Click here to jump directly to the section on Uber in Zanzibar. If you are using Uber Tanzania for the first time and would like a free first ride (or a discount of Tsh. 4,500 if your first ride costs more than that), use the promo code keshubir1ue when requesting your first uber ride. Enjoy! Three years ago, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania became the 485th city in the world to join Uber’s growing global … Continue reading Uber Tanzania (Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, etc.)