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How to use Uber for a holiday at home

July 31, 2019 / Kenya

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When it comes to holiday ideas, a staycation is often right up there as one of the best. Whether you’re exploring your home city outside the daily routine, or spending a day out at the park, or even just inviting your friends over to have a holiday at home, a staycation can be a great way to enjoy some time off.

However you’d like to spend it, using Uber is a great way to help you organise stress-free and convenient transport for all your staycation ideas. Here are just a few ways you can use the Uber app to have a fabulous holiday at home.

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A day on the beach or in the park

Gathering a group of friends or family for a fun-filled day at the beach or park is a great way to make some awesome memories. And with Uber, it’s easy to deal with the “how to get there” problems. The multiple destinations feature lets you pick everyone up en route without having to worry about who’s bringing the car.

If you’re in Nairobi, the park is probably your best option, and one of the obvious choices is a day at the Jeevanjee Gardens. Quiet and conveniently situated in the centre of the city, it’s an easy and excellent spot to get to with friends for a picnic or just to hang out.

For Mombasa dwellers, a visit to Nyali Beach is a great staycation idea. Whilst there are activities available at the beach resort, mainly geared for tourists, the tranquillity of the beach and ocean offers a perfect environment for an outing for locals.

Visit another city in Kenya

Of course, when it comes to staycation ideas, visiting another city in your own country is one of the most popular. Get where you want to go with easy public transport and travel connections using Uber. If you wanted to take a weekend trip from Nairobi to Mombasa, it’s simple to catch a ride from your door to the SGR terminus in Nairobi to catch the train. And we’ll be there at the other end to help you explore the city to your heart’s content – the trip is about 4.5 hours each way, so using Uber to cut down on your transfer times is a good way to get the most out of your staycation.

Exploring your own turf

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If you’re having a holiday in your home city, you can leave the car at home and use Uber to explore your surroundings. Whether you’re in Nairobi or Mombasa, you can use Uber to discover what’s in store.

If you’re in Nairobi, you can spend some time rediscovering and browsing the Maasai markets, or soaking up some of East Africa’s best art at Banana Hill Art Gallery. Of course, those on the hunt for activities will be well-served by the ice-skating rink at Panari Sky Centre, the only place you can go ice-skating in Nairobi.

In Mombasa, why not take some time to explore around Fort Jesus and neighboring old town? With its mix of Asian, Arab and European influences and architecture, there are always more interesting spots, shops and places to discover in this part of town even if you already know it well.

Gathering friends for a barbeque

Arguably one of the best ways to spend a memorable staycation is with a cheerful get-together for a barbecue. Invite your relatives and friends over for a meal, or perhaps even host a block party – it’s up to you. And with Uber’s 24/7 availability, you can continue to make memories until the morning hours. However late the party goes, Uber will be available take anyone home afterward. It’s as simple as opening the Uber app and ordering a ride.

Taking the kids out

Having a holiday at home means that the kids will sometimes be involved in activities of their own, like heading off to camps or their grandparents. Whether they’re accompanying you on your staycation or not, you can ferry them around with ease using the Uber Family Profile. You can enter up to five people on the Family Profile who can then travel using your account. If Grandpa wants to take the kid on a trip to the cinema, it’s the perfect way to go.

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Whether you stay in your own city or visit a nearby one, the goal of any staycation idea is the same as that of a vacation – to take a break from your everyday life, to relax, and to create memories with your friends and family. Make Uber your holiday partner, and you’re only a few rides away from an unforgettable staycation.