Thursday, February 19, 2015
Boda Bodas everywhere! Something like 20,000 of them in Kampala alone. And, they're all taxis. Privately-owned taxis. They're much less expensive to ride than the standard cab. They seem to move in swarms. They create their own lanes. When there is enough room for the boda boda driver to pull between your car and the car in front of you, he will instantly fill the gap. Not only are these 2-wheeled transports taxis ... they're pickup trucks, too. They'll carry anything - large boxes, sofa's, bananas, structural steel, women in skirts riding side saddle, even 3 passengers ... you name it. I have not been brave enough to ride one.