Buses in Goma

Goma is a large city in eastern Congo on the Rwanda border and the northern shores of Lake Kivu. It is a large town that grew rapidly because of the large influx of refugees because of the rebel attacks and war in the region. Recently some major roads were surfaced but otherwise roads are unsurfaced and often extremely bad because of the volcanic rocks on which the city is built. The UN has a large presense but rebels took the town end of 2012 and, though they withdrew again, are still very much present around the city, making travel into the countryside difficult. The only decent road access to Goma is from Rwanda. Boats ply Lake Kivu and connect Goma to Bukavu. Transport in Goma is by minibus and mototaxi.