How it works:
- Boda bodas are motorcycle taxis that are common in East Africa. Most are fine, but there may be some who operate the standard transportation scam and charge you an insane amount for a short distance.
- Safety wise, there have been concerns due to the number of crashes boda bodas have been involved in (check out transport safety in Kenya). It is also alleged that criminal groups have been infiltrating into the industry with using it for snatch thefts.
- Also, note that scamming goes both ways. There are also reports of clients scamming boda boda drivers for instance by refusing to pay the agreed on price (though these tend to be locals and not tourists).
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Negotiate the fare first.