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Uber Launched in Tanzania’s Business Hub, Dar es Salaam

Alon Lits General Manager Uber Sub Saharan Africa speaking at the Dar es Salaam launch

Uber has finally launched in Dar es Salaam. The innovative technology platform links Dar es Salaam to the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa.

Uber connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button while the ride sharing platform believes that Dar es Salaam’s exciting, rapidly growing market is a perfect fit for Uber.

According to the World Bank, Tanzania’s GDP growth rate is estimated at 6.8% for 2017 and the country is maintaining a low rate of inflation. Businesses are flourishing, with sectors such as transport, construction and financial services booming.

Uber helps people get a ride at the push of a button – there’s no waiting on the street or walking through unfamiliar neighbourhoods to find a bus.

Before Getting into the Car

  • No more street hails or waiting outside to find a ride.  You can start the Uber app from anywhere and wait safely for your car to arrive.   That means no standing on the street to hail a cab or struggling to find the nearest bus stop late at night.
  • Trips are no longer anonymous.  When a driver accepts your request, you see his or her first name, photo, and license plate number.  You can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her.  In addition, the driver can see your first name and rating.  You can contact the driver—and vice versa— through the app if there is any confusion around pick-up details.

Uber is celebrating its launch in Dar es Salaam by providing free rides. Tanzanians can try out the new service by accessing their complimentary rides on the Uber app.

Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (

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