Moving around in Nairobi can be a very stressful, expensive and time-consuming exercise. Between the massive traffic jams that seem to pop up everywhere and the crazy matatu drivers, sometimes you end up regretting why you left the house in the first place. So how can you get around Nairobi for cheap? Here are some ways.
As convenient they may be, using the likes of Uber, Bolt and Little can end up racking up some huge costs. We all dislike matatus, they are rowdy, carelessly driven and usually not so comfortable but ride-hailing apps may not be the best option for a strained wallet.
A good alternative to using cabs is Swvl. The service has been around for a while and covers a good number of routes for friendly prices – most times free. Oh, if you’re in a hurry just get the cab.
If you’re really in a hurry, then boda bodas are your best option of getting around Nairobi, fast. You can usually get one at the side of the road in Nairobi, however, we highly recommend using one of the many boda apps to get around and if you pick one like Safeboda, the numerous discounts will be a worthy cost cut that you’ll really appreciate.
As much as we earlier on discouraged using ride-hailing apps, if push comes to shove and you have to use one, pick the cheapest option. Uber, Bolt and Little all have budget options to get around Nairobi. Yeah, the cars might be small and tiny but your pockets will appreciate Also keep an eye out for discounts and promo codes as those will come in handy in saving that extra coin.
Okay, might be unsafe but what you going to do if you’re broke? Hitch a ride.
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