7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
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Kigali
— 4 nights

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Ruhengeri

— 1 night
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcanoes National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri day trip planning site.

Kigali to Ruhengeri is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kigali in January: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nyanza.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Nyanza

— 1 night
On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Royal Palace and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nyanza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Nyanza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Nyanza is a bit warmer than Ruhengeri - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Nyanza

Historic Sites

Kigali

— 4 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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, sample the fine beverages at 1000 Hills Distillery, and examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kigali day trip planner.

You can drive from Nyanza to Kigali in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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.