14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda journey planner

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Kigali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
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Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 4 nights
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Kigali

— 6 nights
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Nyamata Church and Saint-Famille Church will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Inema Arts Centre and Ivuka Arts Studio. Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kigali Center for Photography.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kigali is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Kigali is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Kigali reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nyanza.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Nyanza

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Royal Palace and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

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Getting from Kigali to Nyanza by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Nyanza sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Nyanza

Historic Sites

Kibuye

— 2 nights
Kibuye is a city in Karongi District, and the headquarters of the Western Province in Rwanda.LocationThe city lies on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu, between Gisenyi and Cyangugu, approximately 135km, by road, west of Kigali, the capital and largest city in the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Environment and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba and then steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial.

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You can drive from Nyanza to Kibuye in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nyanza in April, expect nights in Kibuye to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kibuye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Ruhengeri

— 4 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Get outdoors at Congo Nile Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

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Getting from Kibuye to Ruhengeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kibuye in May, Ruhengeri is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.