10 days in Kigali, Southern Province & Kibuye Itinerary

10 days in Kigali, Southern Province & Kibuye Itinerary

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Kigali
— 3 nights
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Butare
— 1 night
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Kibeho
— 3 nights
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Kibuye
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Kigali — 3 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.
Akagera National Park has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 14th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kigali day trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Kigali is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Kigali reach 81°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Butare.
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Butare — 1 night

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. You've now added Nyungwe National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyungwe National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Butare trip planner.

Drive from Kigali to Butare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Butare, with lows of 71°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Kibeho.
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Kibeho — 3 nights

Kibeho is a small town in south Rwanda, which became known outside of that country because of reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ occurring between 1981 and 1989. Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kibeho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Butare to Kibeho in an hour. July in Kibeho sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for Kibuye on the 19th (Mon).
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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. To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kibuye trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kibeho to Kibuye in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kibeho in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kibuye, with lows of 61°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to home.
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Southern Province travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Rwanda's Southern Province remains best known for its lush mountainous rainforest, a national park hailed for its well-preserved state and biodiversity. Besides hiking the park's verdant trails, things to do in the Southern Province include visits to a number of museums that showcase the country's heritage--most notably in the cities of Nyanza and Huye. The latter boasts the status of Rwanda's intellectual hub, known for its prominent university and offering the most variety in terms of dining and entertainment. Nature-lovers can opt for a variety of trekking tours, spotting an abundance of birds, monkeys, and other animals along the way.
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