Taxify officially launches in Kampala with a 15% discount to riders

Real-time ride sharing is slowly picking up roots within East Africa given the convenience and efficiency that comes with it, and companies are really closing in on it. Taxify, arguably Europe and Africa’s fastest growing ride sharing platform, just launched in Kampala to deliver the service.

With hundreds of drivers already signed up to the platform, and ready to accept rides anywhere in the city, this could be the opportune time for you to try out ride sharing.

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Taxify looks to offer the best rates for their customers, with a 15% discount already on until the end of November.

Depending on your travels, the fares for this period will be:

  • Ugx 950 as the base fare
  • Ugx 600 per Km
  • Ugx 150 per minute
  • Ugx 4,500 as the minimum price

The payment methods are very convenient for everyone and are part the competition.

Taxify takes only 15% commission from its drivers, far lower than the 25% that competitors take. This allows the company to offer both lower prices for riders and a much more take-home pay for drivers.

Consider being a driver with Taxify and another company Y. For a trip of Ugx 10,000, you will earn Ugx 8,500 with Taxify, compared to Ugx 7,500 with Y.

Originating from Tallin – Estonia, Taxify now operates in 20 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. In 2013, Taxify announced a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, one of the world’s leading mobile transportation platform.

Didi will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter’s further growth and innovation.

So, to enjoy your ride with Taxify, you’ll need to download the application.

How the Taxify app works

After downloading the app, you follow three simple steps.
1. Set the location and request a car.
2. See your driver arrive in real-time.
3. Enjoy the ride to your destination.

Basically, the Taxify app finds your pickup location even if you don’t know your exact address. It has driver ratings that enable you to choose from the best drivers. And you can also use your credit card and never need to hop around with cash; Taxify emails you the receipt after every trip.

The Taxify app is available on Android and iOS.