Safari Share, a ride-sharing start-up in Uganda, is providing Ugandans with the opportunity to travel safely, comfortably, and promptly.
According to Tony Butali, one of the company’s co-founders, a carpooling solution is being developed for large corporations and government agencies.
“Through this product, we want to connect commuters who use public transportation to and from home to vehicle owners within the same organizations going the same path to and from home so that the former can hitch pleasant rides with the latter at an inexpensive fee,” Butali continues.
Both parties must be registered members of the Safari Share app to ensure utmost security. This allows for easy tracking in the event of an emergency.
Option for a Healthy Vacation
This registration comes with an added bonus. As Covid 19 continues to wreak havoc across the country, Tony Butali of Safari Share explains that the application’s automated registration of both drivers and passengers means that contacts can be tracked down to the last to assist restrict the spread and re-infection of others with the virus.
Safari Share trains its drivers to follow SOPs, which include wearing masks at all times and keeping sanitizer in the car and on the road.
For the safety of the driver and passengers, social distance is rigorously followed.
The new Wallet function has made it easier to use the service. You can use the Wallet function to book trips with money you’ve added to your account.
Discounts on the trip are available to users of the app’s Wallet feature.
The platform’s traffic appears to be rising up quickly, with over 10,000 registered users.
Prospects for the Future
One of the new areas of business Safari share is looking at is corporate carpooling for school pick-ups and drop-offs when schools eventually start.
“With parents experiencing issues of traffic jams, time missed, and increased fuel expenditures as a result of pick-ups and drop-offs for school-aged children, this model can be a good solution,” Butali argues.
It’s the same concept Butali and his team aim to use for businesses and government agencies, with a focus on vital people. “This is in an effort to reduce expenses for all types of personnel, both government and private, as well as the agencies to which they are assigned,” he explains.
They’re also searching for finance of at least $1 million to enable them expand their business and move across borders to Kenya and set up shop in Nigeria, West Africa.