6 days in Rwanda Itinerary

6 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Butare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 1 night
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Ruhengeri — 2 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Congo Nile Trail as well as Red Rocks Rwanda. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rocks Rwanda, and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congo Nile Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ruhengeri travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruhengeri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Ruhengeri to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Butare.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Butare — 2 nights

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. You've now added Murambi Genocide Memorial Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyungwe National Park and then see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Butare trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Butare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December, Butare is a bit warmer than Ruhengeri - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kigali.
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Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Kigali — 1 night

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 Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop as well as Golden Rwanda Safaris. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get advice or help at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, hunt for treasures at Kimironko Market, and then head outdoors with Golden Rwanda Safaris.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kigali trip planner.

Drive from Butare to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December in Kigali, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).
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Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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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