The roads are quite good in Rwanda and if you do not want to take a cab or walk in Kigali (they call Rwanda the land of thousand hills for a reason - and a number of these hills are quite steep), you can take a moto-taxi, riding on the back of a motorcycle. Has the advantage that during rush hour you can actually move...


Taxis are only really necessary in Kigali. It’s also possible to find the odd taxi in most other major towns.


Most towns are compact enough to walk around, but otherwise a moto-taxi is a good bet. They're generally fast but safe, and there’s usually a helmet for the passenger. The moto-taxis are a swift and cheap way to move around the cities. They are all registered and they all wear their uniforms. Their price is always negotiable and much cheaper than a taxi.

Bus & Minibus

Rwanda has efficient and reliable public transport. Privately run buses cover the entire country, and with scheduled departure times you won’t find yourself waiting for hours while the driver scouts for more passengers. Tickets are bought in advance from a ticket office, which is usually the point of departure.

You will also find plenty of well-maintained, modern minibuses serving all the main routes. Destinations are displayed in the front window and the fares are fixed (you can ask other passengers to be sure).

For further info:



Kigali city

Rwanda hotel guide