8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kigali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 3 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Manama

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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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, sample the fine beverages at 1000 Hills Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Kigali is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manama in October: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Ruhengeri

— 3 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp. Keep things going the next day: stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri trip app.

You can drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in October, expect Ruhengeri to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
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.