Taxi prices in Nairobi
I am going to Nairobi end of next week, and have organized with the hotel to have a taxi pick me up from the airport for 30$ which sounds reasonable. The hotel also recommended to book a taxi for the rest of the stay in advance, and that a trip to a place which is 3.5km away will cost 15$ which to me sounds really on the high side (esp given the airport fare, which is for >20km).
My question is – is it not possible to simply call a taxi when needed, instead of pre-booking or is this not the way it works in Nairobi? I see in some posts that Uber is a good alternative, but I am kind of concerned whether it is safe. Any advice would be very much appreciated.