Swvl has launched Swvl Travel on its platform allowing commuters to travel long-distance in Kenya, as part of their travel service.
The service is meant to offer commuters the chance to book and pay for trips to upcountry. Customers will be able to use the service to travel to over 12 destinations at launch. This includes Naivasha, Nakuru, Molo, Eldoret, Narok, Bomet, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Nyeri, Nanyuki & Machakos.
The firm will start partnering exclusively with existing Matatu SACCOs and operators plying long-distance routes across the country.
Speaking during the launch SWVL Kenya General Manager, Mr. Dip Patel, said that the company is constantly innovating for the Kenyan commuter to provide them with safe, tech-enabled commutes that will make it easier for them to travel.
“We are looking to make it easier for Kenyans to make their journeys upcountry, especially as we approach the festive season next month. This desire is what prompted us to partner with the matatu Saccos who already provide this service and help them in streamlining the process of filling up their vehicles by giving them a digital platform,” he said.
The service will be accessible to all commuters through the Swvl app and users can pre-book their rides in a similar manner to their regular Swvl rides in Nairobi.