Hazel Mwaka Mwazonga
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Updated on Oct 20, 2019 Useful Info

Local uber alternatives in Kenya

  • Though Uber is available in Kenya - only in Nairobi and Mombasa, you have to find other alternatives when traveling to other Kenyan cities.

Uber Kenya

  • As I stated Uber Kenya is only available in Mombasa and Nairobi with additional services in Nairobi such as Uber chapchap ( meaning faster) whose prices are lower compared to uberX and uber select and operates within a 10km radius from the CBD. Uber also has a special motorbike hailing feature on their app in Nairobi known as uber bodaboda.

Local uber alternatives


  • Bolt (formerly known as taxify) compared to other taxi apps it charges the lowest rate per minute. Bolt has the highest coverage in the country and is also available in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kakamega, and Naivasha.

Little cabs

  • Little cabs is relatively new has the lowest minimum lowest fare. It's only available in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.


  • Wasili is only available in Eldoret and Nakuru. Its the only taxi-hailing app in Eldoret in Nakuru you can opt for wasili or bolt.

Other Kenyan towns

  • Excluding the towns mentioned above in other Kenyan towns, there are no online taxi-hailing apps but you can find taxis at specific points all across these towns.