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$25 per person


Duration: 2 hours
Group Size: 1 - 39 people
Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult
Start Time: 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, or 3pm
Weekly: Sun - Sat
Seasons: Jan - Dec


English Level: None
Languages: Kinyarwanda


What's provided

There are small shops nearby where you can purchase beverages and small snacks.

What you should bring

Bring drinking water, a camera, sunscreen and/or umbrella, and clothes and shoes that might get dirty.

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Auto Mechanics with Mapozi

  1. Rwanda
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  3. Kigali Province
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  5. Kigali

Come spend some time learning about the talented dirt-lot car and truck mechanics of Nyabugogo Taxi Park.

The coop will walk you through how they work with what seems like absolutely nothing. Very few know what it's like behind the wall of the mechanics area, locals included. On this visit you'll get exclusive access to mechanic coop's working space.

"When I was a child I used to play with toy cars. I've always been fascinated with cars. I went to vocational school at the first opportunity I had and now I work on cars for a living."
- Mapozi

About Mapozi

We were introduced to Mapozi by someone who told us, he can fix any car or truck. We were naturally intrigued. What we didn't know if that Mapozi works out of a dirt parking lot with a noticeable lack of tools. The resourcefulness of Mapozi, and the other mechanics in the cooperative, is something you've got to see firsthand to really appreciate their work.

On this unique experience, you'll get to go behind the gated lot and get a firsthand glimpse into the large mechanic zone near Nyabugogo Taxi and Bus Park.

Work Experience

After finishing vocational school for auto mechanics, and a special truck mechanic training in Uganda, Mapozi and a handful of other local mechanics formed a cooperative. He's been working in the cooperative for many years now and they currently have 10 members.

Mapozi is married and has 2 young children. His work as a mechanic has allowed him to raise his family, build a house, and buy a car.