May 2, 2012

Kenya's boda-boda taxis

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These colourful Kenyan bicycle taxis called boda-boda, sure inspire you to jump on your bike and get peddling.

Part of East African culture, boda-boda taxis are an economical form of transportation that started back in the 1960s and 70s as a means of transporting people across the no-man's land at the Kenyan Ugandan border without having to worry about vehicle paperwork.

The bicycle owners would shout out "boda-boda" (border-to-border) to potential customers.

Safari Fusion blog | Kenya's boda boda taxis | Traditional & colourful bike transportation in East Africa
Photographed by James Mollison for Colors Magazine (source Creative Roots)