Boda Boda in Uganda

Need to get somewhere but you don't have a vehicle? Need to do your shopping? Most likely in Uganda, you would jump on a Boda Boda!

In most cities across Uganda, you will see cars owned by the middle class and the Boda Boda used by everyone else.

What's a Boda Boda?

It's a motorcycle built for one, however in Uganda it can carry everything you can imagine; equipment, groceries, bananas and people and sometimes all at the same time. It's the craziest thing I ever saw and with the traffic I was so afraid the motorcycles would topple in front of our car.

I wanted to know what it was like to get on a Boda Boda, so when we were visiting the UKC centre on my first day in Kampala, I jumped on the front of the bike and the driver got on behind me. The bikes are much heavier and harder to manage than the bikes I was used to so I did not get very far – in fact did not get far at all except to pose for this photo :) I am crazy but not suicidal!

I took various shots of people driving Boda Boda’s as well as passengers.

We will most likely not be taking these on our trip to Uganda but you will definitely see them everywhere you go.

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