Butiama Bed & Breakfast

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Bodaboda taxi

If there is one thing that Tanzanians excel at is to adopt the idioms and sayings from foreign lands. At other times we excel of adopting the practices of other lands.
A motorcycle taxi, bodaboda, at Nyamisisi bus stand
Bodaboda's origin is traced to Uganda where someone one day decided that a motorcycle can also carry passengers. Bobaboda is a motorcycle taxi, now common in every corner of Tanzania.

Compared to conventional taxis bodabodas are cheaper, faster, and relatively more dangerous for both passenger and to the person handling the motorcycle.

It is likely that, today, there are more motorcycles carrying passengers in Tanzania than Ugandans could ever dream of having.

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