"Motorcycling around Rwanda" Rwanda Transportation Tip by hea17
Rwanda Transportation: 29 reviews and 47 photos
My friend and I went to Rwanda for a week last December and discovered the best way to get around was on motorcycle! After paying for cabs we stopped at a cafe and our waiter recommended that we take motorcycle taxis instead. We're used to being in Kenya and Tanzania where it would be totally unsafe to do this but decided to give it a go to save money. What fun! We took them all over Kigali, all times of the day and night. It's an inexpensive and great way to see the city. They're all licensed by the government and wear a vest so you know they're the real deal. They'll give you a helmet and then off you go! They didn't tend to speak much English so if you know French or Kiswahili it will be helpful. If not, you can usually find someone to translate for you. Ask a local for acceptable rates because the drivers will bargain with you.
We also did the gorilla climb without hiring a safari company to take us. We took a bus, to a matatu and then hopped on motorcycle taxis (with our luggage!) and went to our guesthouse. The looks we received upon arrival from the tourists already there were classic!