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Africa is known for its being the world’s second largest as well as the world’s second most populated continent and attracting the maximum number of tourists due to its vast natural resources as well as its abundant flora and fauna.

There was a time when transportation and travel in and around parts of Africa was nothing short of an adventure considering the public transportation there being both chaotic as well as accident prone at the same time. However as time progressed and technology started seeping into the everyday life of humans, transportation and taxi hailing services in Africa also took a positive and dramatic turn. The frontrunner in the race was Uber by offering its services to places in Africa like Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, etc  and with the amazing success of this app many started building  taxi hailing apps for the people living in Africa as well as those traveling there.

Given below are the best taxi-hailing apps that have revolutionized the taxi journey for riders in the African part of the subcontinent.

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The Top 8 Taxi Hailing Apps for Africa 2019

Tag Your Ride

Tag Your Ride is a very popular ride hailing app used by people in South Africa in areas like Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Harare to name a few and based on the mantra, ‘The Safe Way to Move Around’.  It allows users to sign up and book the ride of their choice and then travel to their destination in a safe and sound manner. The following app can be downloaded on iOS App Store and Android Play Store.

Little Cabs

Second in the list is the Little Cabs App offering safe, friendly as well as affordable and convenient cab services to those in Kenya Users have to simply register on the app and book the ride of their choice and be assured of a safe and friendly cab service in a matter of minutes or even seconds.

One of the unique characteristics of this app is its offering a ride to corporate riders during peek hour without any surge pricing. For riders keen on using the app, it can be downloaded on the Android Play Store, iOS App Store and the Windows Store.

Oga Taxi

Oga Taxi is the one of its kind social ride pooling taxi service based in Lagos, Nigeria offering classic as well as pool rides to riders.  Users have to simply choose between the rides and be assured of a safe and friendly ride at their disposal.  For users keen on getting the Oga Taxi experience can download this app on the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store.

Yookoo Rider

The Yookoo Rider App is a popular taxi hailing app for South Africa. It offers its services in over 9 provinces in South Africa, has a user base of over 2343409 users and has over 100 features making it all the more a unique ride hailing app for the users.

One of its most distinguishing characteristics is its Pay Later which empowers the rider to take the benefits of a ride and pay for it later if in case they do not have enough funds in their credit card.

This app is available on the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store for riders.


LEFA is a popular shuttle requesting application connecting drivers and passengers to and from areas of Windhoek, Hosea Kutako International Airport along with the lodges and game farms surrounding Windhoek.

It is an easy app promising a safe trip to rides and ensuring them to make the payment based on the rides they make and not on the number of persons.

For those eager to get the LEFA experience can get this app on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store and enjoy the safe and sound rides.


SnappCab is a popular and famous ride hailing service providing app in South Africa. It allows users to book metered taxis, pay for their journeys using a credit card and create a family or group account so that members of a family can access the app.

It is reputed as being the fastest, safest and most convenient ride hailing service providing app based in Africa and can be downloaded on devices like Android Play Store, iOS App Store, Windows Phone as well as Blackberry 10 Device to name a few.

Bolt (Taxify)

Taxify now known as Bolt is a popular ride hailing app offering its services in places like Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, etc to name a few. It allows users to get a ride in three easy steps.

  1. Book the Ride
  2. Track the Ride
  3. Travel and Review

The app promises the riders of a reliable and hassle-free ride and can be downloaded on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store.


Maramoja is a popular taxi hailing app used by riders in Nairobi, Kenya. It promises riders of an easy, trusted and affordable ride.

All that users have to do is sign up on the app suing their social media handle, enable their location settings and book the ride upon finding the nearest cab and then travel to their desired location and leave a review for the service provider or rate their services upon completion of the ride.

One of the unique aspects of this app is that it offers transparency to riders in the aspect of finding prices for different peak hours thus making it easier for them to choose the rides accordingly.

For those keen on getting the Maramoja Experience can download this app on the Google Play Store.

There are many other taxi hailing apps that have eased the transportation process for riders in the African subcontinent. However, the ones that have been mentioned above are the ones who have set the hallmark for the taxi business and have helped the taxi business build a name for itself in Africa.