10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Mumbai


Kigali — 2 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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, explore the galleries of Niyo Arts Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip maker website.

Mumbai, India to Kigali is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kigali. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect nights in Kigali to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ruhengeri tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in January, things will get slightly colder in Ruhengeri: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Kibuye.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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. On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kibuye holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kibuye takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ruhengeri in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Kibuye. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Butare.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Butare — 1 night

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Butare vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Kibuye to Butare takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kibuye in January, you will find days in Butare are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eastern Province.
Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Eastern Province — 1 night

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akagera National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eastern Province road trip site.

You can drive from Butare to Eastern Province in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Eastern Province can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Rwanda travel guide

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.