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Getting Around

Getting Around Rwanda

  • Rwanda has a reasonable road system, due mostly to its small size and a large dose of foreign assistance.
  • The only major unsealed roads are those running along the shore of Lake Kivu; they were in the early stages of being sealed in 2016.
  • The privately run buses and minibuses are more organised than elsewhere in East Africa, with regular, scheduled departures.
  • Buy bus tickets at bus offices prior to travelling; every passenger is guaranteed a seat.
  • Most towns are small enough to negotiate by foot, but both Kigali and Huye (Butare) sprawl over several steep hills – you’ll need to catch a minibus or a taxi to get around.
  • Taxis are plentiful in Kigali although moto-taxis are cheaper and faster.