7 days in Western Province Itinerary

7 days in Western Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Province route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Kibuye
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Kibuye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rubavu
— 2 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Addis Ababa

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Kibuye — 4 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. Gisovu Tea Estate has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Kibuye to Nyanza to see The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Kivu, take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba, steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial, and get curious at Museum of Environment.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kibuye trip planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Kibuye is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Addis Ababa to Kibuye, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Addis Ababa in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Kibuye. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rubavu.
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Side Trips

Rubavu — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Congo Nile Trail.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rubavu driving holiday website.

You can drive from Kibuye to Rubavu in 2.5 hours. In February in Rubavu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).
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Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Western Province travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Bodies of Water · Historic Sites
Experience the unspoiled connection between people and nature on a trip to the Western Province, with numerous attractions portraying the traditional lifestyle of the locals. The economy of the province relies on agriculture, with farmers using simple tools and techniques to grow coffee, tea, and pyrethrum. Tourism in the Western Province flourishes on several lakes, with fishing activities and boat trips to quaint villages. Animal conservation facilities and national parks are among the other places to see in the Western Province, where some large colonies of primates number up to 500 members.
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