Boda boda are the two wheeled motorcycles operating as taxis in Kenya. In Nairobi, you will find them everywhere in the city. Many do the equivalent of a day’s job, while others are out to skim travelers.
If you are a tourist, be very careful.
How it happens: As you manuevre the city trying to find your next short destination or hotel, a boda boda rider will wave at you asking if he can take you there. If you agree to ride, you can end up paying $20 for an equivalent of 100 metres distance.
Tip: Use maps to estimate distance. Ask for direction from the numerous security guards. Walk, you will get there in a moment!