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Family Profiles: an easy way to ride with loved ones

May 29, 2019 / Kenya

Happy families are made by spending time together. If travel arrangements keep getting in the way however, we might have a solution. The Uber family profile is a nifty way to help you and your (extended) family create precious memories, taking care of the “but how to get there?” frustrations.

This handy tool on the Uber app lets add up to 5 people to a Family Profile, who can travel using your account – convenient if you want a reliable way of getting grandma or grandpa, for example, to come over and join in the good times. Or for adult kids without a vehicle of their own to meet up with you for a fun-filled family outing.

Just head to the “Settings” section of the Uber app to set up a Family Profile. You can also set different default payment methods for different family members, remove and add members or disable the feature at any time so that you have full control over who is using and how the profile is being used.

With the travel sorted, maybe it’s time to sit down and start planning that next fun family gathering? Here are some great ideas for family activities Nairobi and Mombasa that won’t break the bank and that everyone will enjoy.

Getting close and personal

There are few things better for kids learning about the world around them than getting hands-on experience with nature. Visit Mamba Village Center with your little ones in Mombasa to see one of the world’s most spectacular predators up-close at their crocodile farm. It’s easy to make it a full family affair: Granma and Grandpa can join in on the fun using the Uber Family Profile for convenient and safe transport to the center.

Holding onto your family

For the active and adventurous at heart, a day of body-stretching and teeth-gritting fun awaits at Nairobi’s Climb BlueSky rock climbing center. Rope up or go climbing harness-free on walls up to 6.5 meters high with various difficulties. There are even training areas if you want to try and do more than just hang on the next time you visit. Make sure your university student kids can join in the fun with the family Uber account – they won’t be able to say no if they’re taking a ride on your account!

An extended beach day

Mombasa’s Jomo Kenyatta beach is a great spot for a family beach outing to create some good memories. You can even make it an extended family gathering with uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews joining in for a barbecue on the beach. The kids can go snorkelling in the shallows of Mombasa’s Marine National Park whilst the grownups relax in the sun with some good food and drinks – sounds pretty perfect, right?

Dinner at the table made simple

Life can be hectic between the kids’ activities and parents’ working schedules. Trying to fit in a family dinner at a nice restaurant often proves to be a fine balancing act. Let the Uber Family Profile feature help you out. While Dad fetches Omondi from soccer practice before heading to popular seafood restaurant The Talisman in Nairobi, Mom can arrange an Uber ride to pick-up little Akeyo at the ballet studio on the way from the office to join the party.

Life is short – hop on board with the Uber family profile and make it count with your loved ones.