14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 7 nights
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Ruhengeri — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ruhengeri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, you will find days in Ruhengeri are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kibuye.
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Side Trips

Kibuye — 3 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. Kibuye is known for nature, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Kivu, make a trip to Bisesero Genocide Memorial, see what you can catch with Kivu boat tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kibuye trip maker site.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kibuye in 3 hours. Traveling from Ruhengeri in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kibuye, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Kigali — 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nyamirambo Women's Center as well as Kimironko Market. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, explore the world behind art at Rwanda Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kigali tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kibuye to Kigali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Kibuye in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kigali, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National 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.
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