Press release: uberX has arrived in Kampala!


Uganda’s famous “Happy City” is well-know for several attractions – its bustling streets, exotic nightlife and dynamic skyline. These are just a few of the many reasons why Uber loves Kampala, and we’re excited to announce that YOU can now request a ride at the tap of a button. Starting today, June 02/ 2016, we’re bringing uberX to Kampala. Whether you’re heading to Entebbe International Airport, Mandela National Stadium, Acacia Mall or anywhere in between – simply request uberX from your smartphone and enjoy the ride.

Simply tap a button and Uber will connect you with the closest available driver in the city, ready to pick you up in minutes. You’ll see a photo of your driver, the car they are driving, and even see them on the app as they drive toward you.


Kampala now has a safe, reliable and convenient transportation option at its fingertips

Uber Kampala


What is Uber?

For those who don’t know about Uber, we help people get a ride at the tap of a button – there’s no flagging your hands to stop a taxi or entering an unfamiliar car. It’s the most convenient way to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride – the app detects your location, tells you about your driver in advance, and you can choose to pay with card or cash so it is easy and safer for both riders and drivers.

Can’t wait to try it out?

To celebrate, we’re launching by giving all riders the opportunity to enjoy FOUR DAYS OF FREE RIDES IN KAMPALA (Terms and Conditions apply).

To request a ride:

1. Download the Uber App 2. Register with your personal details 3. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time

Uber Kampala

We were lucky enough to catch comedienne Anne Kansiime taking her first uberX ride in Kampala!

Uber Kampala

Another excited Uber rider in Kampala – funny man Salvado just requested his first ride!

With Uber, riders can also share the costs of their ride with a tap of a button — which means whether you are heading to the airport, doing some shopping at Acacia Mall, watching a game at Mandela National Stadium or going out for some late night partying, you will get there for less!

Pricing in Kampala

USh 1 300 Base Fare + USh 900 per kilometer + USh 200 per minute Minimum Fare: USh 5 000 Cancellation Fee: USh 5 000

Sample trips with Uber:

  • Kyambogo University to Mandela National Stadium: USh 7 500
  • Acacia Mall to Makindye Country Club: USh 13 000
  • Entebbe International Airport to Kampala Serena Hotel: USh 90 000

Please note that during our initial phase, car availability could be limited and ETAs may be longer than usual. Please be patient with us, as we’ll be getting you connected to as many drivers-partners as fast as possible.

We’re super excited to be here, and we hope you are too! Go for a ride and let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or shoot us an email at

Have a great trip!

Uber Team Kampala