Uber works by connecting riders with the closest available driver in the city, who picks up riders in minutes – less than 5 minutes most of the time.
Riders get to see a photo of their drivers, the car they are driving, and even see them on the app as they drive towards them.
With the launch, Kampala residents can now request an uberX from their smartphones to take them to their destination, whether it’s Entebbe International Airport, Mandela National Stadium, Acacia Mall or anywhere in between.
To request a ride, simply:
- Download the Uber App,
- Register with your personal details, and
- Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time.
Already, residents of the “Happy City”, well-known for several attractions such as its bustling streets, exotic nightlife and dynamic skyline, are already Ubering to their destination.
Comedian Anne Kansiime taking her first uberX ride in Kampala!
Another excited Uber rider in Kampala.
If you want to join in the fun, simply get the Uber app up and running and book a ride for free – Uber is giving all riders the opportunity to enjoy free rides for four days. Yea, Uber is nice like that!
“We’re really excited to be launching Uber in Kampala, a world-class African city. We are inspired by the city’s rapidly developing infrastructure and spirit of entrepreneurship and look forward to giving people in the city an affordable, easy and flexible choice to move around the city safely and reliably,” said Alon Lits, General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kampala is the latest city in Africa with Uber presence – Uber already operates in seven cities in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
Ghana, where it is already searching an Operations & Logistics Manager, and Tanzania will have Uber presence soon.