5 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kigali
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Ruhengeri — 1 night

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park.

Plan my day in Ruhengeri using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Lagos, Nigeria to Ruhengeri is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Ruhengeri due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lagos in December, plan for much colder days in Ruhengeri, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kigali.
more
Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Kigali — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre, visit Muslim Quarter, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1000 Hills Distillery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kigali online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kigali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in December, with highs in Kigali at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Rwanda travel guide

4.3
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.
more