8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kigali
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1000 Hills Distillery, look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kigali online visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kigali is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get slightly colder in Kigali: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Ruhengeri.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Ruhengeri — 2 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, don't miss a visit to The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, and then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri online route builder.

You can drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in September, expect Ruhengeri to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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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