9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda trip planner
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Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
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Kigali
— 5 nights
Fly

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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 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri day trip site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ruhengeri is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, things will get much colder in Ruhengeri: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nyanza.
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Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips

Nyanza — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Royal Palace and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nyanza itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Nyanza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nyanza: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kigali.
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Historic Sites

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.
Popular historic sites such as Ntarama Church and Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Kigali Genocide Memorial and Niyo Arts Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Muslim Quarter, view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nyanza to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kigali sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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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