Distribusion Technologies expands in Kenya by adding the first four carriers to its marketplace
29 November 2023
Distribusion Technologies is proud to announce their first four carrier signings in Kenya, Impala Shuttle, Nairobi Arusha Shuttle Bus, Ngurdoto Shuttles and Liquid Coaches.
Each of the four companies offers unique routes in the region, including airport transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), trips to the largest cities and touristic destinations such as Mt. Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park Lodge, and a 70+ hour trip opening up the African Frontier from East Africa to South Africa.
"Kenya has a long, proud history of ground transportation, and Distribusion’s entrance into the East African market comes at an exciting time. This initial group of four carriers are busy paving the way for an industry-wide shift in how passengers search and book ground transportation in Kenya. Carriers now have access to global retailers, allowing these operators to extend their reach, generate international brand visibility, and increase ticket sales.” said Francis Macharia, Country Manager - Kenya, of Distribusion.
The Evolution of the Kenyan Ground Transportation Market
The Kenyan ground transportation industry is shifting, as traditional brick and mortar transport companies are embracing the digital trend sweeping across Africa.
Bus and rail makes up 85% of all public transportation trips in Kenya, however 88% of the total sales are currently transacted offline.
Distribusion is proud to be a part of this industry-wide change as domestic carriers inside Kenya are turning their focus on increasing the overall percentage of online sales (12%).
Our New Partners
Impala Shuttle: Offers shared transfers, airport transfers and bus hire from Kenya to Tanzania. Their most popular routes are return trips between Nairobi - Arusha - Moshi and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Arusha.
Nairobi Arusha Shuttle Bus: With a fleet of 12 buses and shuttles, Nairobi Arusha Shuttle operates daily service from Narobi - Arusha - Moshi. Their most popular touristic routes are JKIA to Namanga and JKIA to Arusha.
Ngurdoto Shuttles: One of the Kenyan Carriers opening up the region around Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with daily scheduled trips. Ngurdoto Shuttles cover JKIA and Kilimanjaro Airport and the tourist destinations of Serengeti National Park Lodge, Maasai Mara Park Lodge and hotels, and Amboseli National Park hotel and lodges.
Liquid Coaches: A long-haul carrier opening up the African Frontier with a scheduled routes from Nairobi, Kenya to Capetown, South Africa. The trip, one of the longest in the region, has stopovers in the City of Arusha (Tanzania), Lusaka (Zambia), Gaborone (Botswana), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Finally Capetown (South Africa).
Google and Beyond
These four carriers join more than 1,000 carriers already in Distribusion’s global marketplace. Our feature-rich API allows all of these carriers to connect to domestic and international online travel retailers, greatly increasing brand visibility and the opportunity for passengers to book tickets easier than ever before.
The new carriers will also be some of the first ground transportation companies in East Africa to be listed on Google Maps via our best-in-class GTFS feed, and include the opportunity for passengers to purchase their tickets directly from the Google Ecosystem.
Interested in becoming a partner or retailing Kenyan ground transportation content? Send a message to Francis today - email@example.com.
About Distribusion Technologies
Distribusion Technologies sets the technological standard for ground transportation worldwide. Since developing the first global B2B booking API, Distribusion has positioned themselves as the industry leader, currently connecting/partnering with more than 1,000 ground transportation providers and/to more than 150 global online travel brands. Distribusion allows both carriers and retailers to access the market at scale, taking care of the online process from search to settlement.