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Best Taxi Apps in Kenya

Daisy Neema
Daisy Neema Technology

The advancement in technology has led to the tremendous growth of the Taxi business in Kenya. Being available online, Taxi services are now fast, efficient and reliable. Most Taxi companies in Kenya operate through a mobile app. Taxi apps allow customers to book a ride through an app at any time and you get picked from your location. The following are some of the best Taxi apps in Kenya.

1. Uber

Uber is the leading taxi-hailing app in Kenya. It was introduced in Kenya in 2015 and surprisingly gained popularity within a very short time. The app is available on Google Play or App Store and comes with a user-friendly interface. To start using its services, you need to download its app and then sign up for an account.

The app automatically picks up your current location using GPS when you request a ride. To save on time, the Uber app connects riders with the nearest driver. Uber is operational in Mombasa, Nairobi, and Thika. It offers different types of rides depending on the client’s preference: Uber Chap Chap, Uber Select, Uber Boda, Uber Poa, and Uber X.

Read also: How to start a taxi business in Kenya. 

2. Bolt (formerly Taxify) App

The Bolt (Taxify) taxi app is available on Google Play and App Store. Kenya became the second country in Africa to launch Taxify after South Africa. Bolt’s affordable services and their app’s intuitive interface is incomparable with other taxi companies. You can use the Taxify app to estimate charges before a ride. Bolt’s services are available in Nyeri, Meru, Karatina, Kilifi, Malindi, Nanyuki,  and Embu.

3. Little Cabs App

Little Cabs taxi company was launched in Kenya in a partnership between Safaricom and Craft Silicon. Little Cabs taxi app is available on Google Play and App Store. You can monitor the tax charges in real-time through the app as you ride.

Business clients are also catered for: there is a corporate option on the app that allows a business to track and manage employee rides. Little Cabs offers three options: Basic, Comfort, and Ladybug. You can pay for services in cash, debit card, or credit cards.

4. Hava App

The Hava taxi-hailing app is a fairly new entrant in the Kenyan online taxi-hailing industry. It is available on Google Play. Its unique features have helped it rise to popularity in a span of six months since its launch.

Hava’s services are available in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu. Hava is a Kenyan based mobile taxi app that supports local talent by sponsoring and partnering with Kenyan artists.

5. inDriver App

The inDriver taxi-hailing app is available on Google Play and App Store. It uses a completely different model compared to other taxi booking apps. The rider/passenger uses the application to set the cost they are willing to pay for a ride. The nearby drivers will be alerted how much you are willing to pay, including your location. The drivers can then accept, decline, or bargain the offer.

6. Absolute Cabs App

Absolute Cabs is a taxi-hailing app that enables one to pre-order a trip a few days before your travel date within Nairobi. Its services are affordable, reliable, safe, and timely. The Absolute Cabs taxi app provides flexible payment alternatives. When you request a ride, it provides you with the driver's name and information about the car. It is operational in Nairobi.

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7. PTG Travel (formerly Pewin Cabs) App

The PTG Travel app is available for download from the Google Play Store and App Store. The company itself offers airport transfers, executive travelling services, and individual trips in Mombasa. PTG Travel app uses the GPS system to automatically locate your current location for pickup.

8. Sendy Taxi App

Sendy is a taxi-hailing app in Kenya that mostly serves businesses. It is available on Google Play and App Store. It concentrates on logistics operations allowing businesses to deliver goods to clients on time. With Sendy, you simply use the app to book a delivery, pick a desired location, and wait as your goods are delivered wherever you want.

9. Maramoja 

Maramoja is a taxi mobile app in Kenya you can use to order and select your favorite driver. It was launched in 2013 and allows you get a ride from a driver you trust. When the driver is near your location, they will pick you up. You can download the app from Google Play or App Store. When you recommend a person to use Maramoja taxi app, you get a bonus.

10. Delight Cabs 

Delight Cabs is a notch higher compared to other taxi mobile apps in Kenya. It was launched in 2019 and has chauffeur-drive and self-drive car hire services. It also offers airport transfers, conference transfers, pick and drop transfers, staff transport and group transfers. It is operational in Mombasa and Nairobi. It is available on Google Play.

Read also: How to start a car rental business in Kenya. 

Final Word on the Best Taxi Apps in Kenya

Taxi-hailing apps in Kenya are on the rise due to their convenience, making the taxi-hailing business a fierce competition. If you run a taxi business in Kenya and want to remain competitive, it is best that you develo a mobile app that clients can use to request a ride. Also, strive to offer unique, affordable and reliable services.