While not an Uber or Lyft junkie I do use the ride sharing services from time to time when it is convenient. I especially use it in the U.S. when I am traveling as I find it less expensive and less a hassle than renting a car. It did not occur to me to use it in Africa. On my last trip to Africa I had the good fortune of spending several days in the beautiful vibrant city of Cape Town. One night I was headed out to dinner which was going to be a 30-minute cab ride away from where I was staying. Someone told me that I should use Uber instead.
I was surprised that it was there and even more surprised when I could pull up the App on my IPhone and sure enough make a request for an Uber vehicle. I was even more shocked when because of the favorable exchange rate at the time I could travel all that way for a mere $4.00. Yes, you read that right – not 40 but 4 dollars!
Needless to say Uber became my transportation of choice throughout the remainder of my trip. And as an added bonus I got to meet some great people driving including someone from Zambia where I had just come from. And while you can’t use it to go on safari to see wildlife it can be a great way to get around in major cities!