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uberBoda has arrived in Kampala

March 29, 2018 / Uganda
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Boda travel is now available for riders with uberBODA

uberBODA will exist alongside uberX as a separate product. It’s simply an addition to Uber’s range of products to cater for Kampala’s unique travel needs for riders.

It will be available only to riders within the uberBODA service area (Smaller than the UberX service area). Service areas include but are not limited to Makerere, Mulago, Lubiri, Bukoto-Kamwokya, KIU-Kansanga, Kitintale, Kulambiro, Nakivubo-St.Balikuddembe market. uberBODA motorbikes will not be used for uberX trips.

More about fares on uberBODA

Boda bodas are much smaller vehicles with high fuel efficiency, which reduces the vehicle costs. With lower vehicle costs, the fares on uberBODA can be lower without harming the driver’s take-home earnings. UberBODA fares at launch will be as follow:

  • Minimum fare – UGX  1,500
  • Base fare – UGX 500
  • Per Kilometre – UGX 450
  • Per Minute – UGX 70  

What is uberBODA?

UberBODA will allow new groups of riders to use Uber to move around the city on Boda Boda’s at an affordable cost.

How is uberBODA good for drivers?

Drivers are attracted to Uber because of the opportunity to become their own boss. The launch of this new product creates an opportunity for more driver-partners to bring in a vehicle and become their own boss on Uber at an affordable cost.

Will uberBODA compete with uberX?

uberX remains the main product for riders to move around the city. In addition, Boda Bodas are meant for a different demographic of riders and will be able to attract and introduce new riders to the Uber app that have not used Uber before.

How will uberBODA drivers make money if the fares are so low?

Fares are based on different factors including drivers’ expenses like fuel and vehicle maintenance. Boda Boda’s are much smaller vehicles with a high fuel efficiency which greatly reduces the vehicle costs. With lower vehicle costs, the fares on uberBODA can be lower without harming the driver’s take-home earnings.

However, it is important to us that Uber remains a stable, reliable earning opportunity for all partners so we will closely monitor driver-partners earnings. We remain committed to the success of all Uber partners in Kampala!