37 days in Rwanda Itinerary

37 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nairobi
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Eastern Province
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Ruhengeri
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kibuye
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Butare
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Kigali
— 10 nights
Fly:  2 h
End: Nairobi

6
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Akagera National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Rusumo Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eastern Province trip maker site.

Nairobi, Kenya to Eastern Province is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Eastern Province is minus 1 hour. February in Eastern Province sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Ruhengeri on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park
Rusumo Falls ©
Rusumo Falls

7
nights
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Step out of Ruhengeri with an excursion to Congo Nile Trail in Rubavu--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri journey builder site.

You can drive from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Eastern Province, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ruhengeri, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Kibuye on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Congo Nile Trail
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope

6
nights
Kibuye

Kibuye ©
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. Kibuye is known for nature, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Museum of Environment, explore the activities along Lake Kivu, steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial, and admire the sheer force of Les Chutes de Ndaba.

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You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kibuye in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kibuye are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Butare.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Museum of Environment ©
Museum of Environment
Les Chutes de Ndaba ©
Les Chutes de Ndaba

7
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Change things up with these side-trips from Butare: Nyanza (The Royal Palace & The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa) and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, get engrossed in the history at King's Palace Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Butare catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Butare online journey planner.

You can drive from Kibuye to Butare in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Kibuye, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Butare, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for Kigali on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Butare

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nyanza, Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine
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King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

10
nights
Kigali

Kigali ©
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.
Rwanda Clothing Store has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, and explore the galleries of Niyo Arts Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali driving holiday planner.

Getting from Butare to Kigali by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Kigali are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
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Rwanda Clothing Store ©
Rwanda Clothing Store
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

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