9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 1 night
Drive
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Kigali
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and then don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Ruhengeri trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ruhengeri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in November since evenings lows in Ruhengeri dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip

Kibuye — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Environment, then explore the activities along Lake Kivu, and then cast your line with Kivu boat tours.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kibuye vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kibuye takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ruhengeri in November, Kibuye is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kigali.
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Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Kigali — 5 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 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, stroll the grounds of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kigali sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kibuye to Kigali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. November in Kigali sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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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