7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Ruhengeri
— 1 night
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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.
On the 1st (Thu), look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope and then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri trip itinerary tool.

Kigali to Ruhengeri is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kigali in September; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nyanza.
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Side Trip

Nyanza — 1 night

On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Royal Palace and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nyanza trip maker.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Nyanza by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in September, expect Nyanza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kigali.
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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: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kigali holiday maker site.

Drive from Nyanza to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kigali, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel 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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