Getting Around Rwanda
Short distances within cities can be travelled either on foot or by taxi-velo (bicycle taxi). These are relatively inexpensive. Motorcycle taxis (taxi moto) are the most popular in Kigali. These taxis can be identified by their jerseys and they always have an extra helmet. Most drivers speak basic English or French. Laws require motor-bikes to use helmets, and Rwandans abide by this.
Taxis are common and can be found at taxi stands in Kigali and provinces and they have specific bus stops. One may hire a special taxi by calling them or if at any hotel, reception can call a recommended driver for you. These are more expensive than motorcycle taxis and other public buses.
There are also white coaster buses that travel across the country and bigger buses that travel out of Rwanda. Rwanda has a good local transportation system for inter-region connectivity, a good road system, and has plenty of well maintained and modern buses.
Cars and drivers can be hired from Kigali, and most of the roads are well maintained. To make your trip more interesting, you could consider driving from Kigali to other provinces of Rwanda, for example along lake Kivu. It is recommended that you get a 4×4 and travel with someone who knows the area or use the public transport departing from the Nyabugogo bus terminal. Each 30 minutes buses from different transport agencies leave Kigali for other cities of the country and abroad.
Back country driving is perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure. Be sure to rent a 4×4, get good maps, and a working phone before leaving.