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Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

No and yes. - May 20, 2016
No, yes. - Dec 30, 2014
Affordable yes, safe no. - Sep 6, 2009
We can't use public transportation at the embassy. Shared taxis are affordable and readily available, but not the safest. Travel to the interior on public transport is only via bush taxi. - May 20, 2009
Embassy staff are forbidden to use local taxis. They are assumed to be unsafe from both a mechanical and security standpoint. There is no functioning public transportation system, but the government has a shuttle system for its employees. - Mar 26, 2008