11 days in Rwanda Itinerary

11 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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11 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Eastern Province
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kibuye
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kigali
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
day
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Akagera National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eastern Province trip itinerary planning app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Eastern Province is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in May, you will find days in Eastern Province are much colder (30°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

2
nights
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcans National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Virunga National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ruhengeri route builder app .

You can drive from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eastern Province in May: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Butare.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park

2
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Butare catholic Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, and then take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Butare trip planner .

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Butare in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in May: highs in Butare hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa ©

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Les Chutes de Ndaba, then engage your brain at Museum of Environment, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kibuye road trip app .

You can drive from Butare to Kibuye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Kibuye can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Kibuye

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

3
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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, make a trip to Kimironko Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, and stop by Tubahumurize Association.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kibuye to Kigali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Kigali can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

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