Zambikes has been offering unique transportation solutions in Africa since 2007. We began in Zambia with the primary goal of providing affordable, high quality bicycles specifically designed for African roads. As we interacted with local community leaders, medical professionals, development workers and others, we became acutely aware of the critical need for basic medical transportation solutions in rural Africa. The Zambulance was created to meet this need.
The Zambulance is a locally-built ambulance trailer that can be pulled behind any bicycle or motorcycle. It has a weatherproof covering and uses strong motorcycle wheels. It’s similar to an oversized and industrialized “Bob-Trailer” that many people use to carry their children in developed countries.
It’s a core value of Zambikes to operate in a way that stimulates local economic activity and provides meaningful employment opportunities in the countries we serve. Providing jobs, skillsets and career advancement opportunities for our employees is as much a part of Zambikes as is saving lives through our transportation solutions. Currently more than 30 Africans are employed full-time through Zambikes activities in Zambia and Uganda.