56 days in Rwanda Itinerary

56 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Kigali
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Kigali
— 20 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 9 nights
Drive
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Huye
— 8 nights
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 10 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Exeter

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Kigali — 20 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.
Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery, and explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre.

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Exeter, UK to Kigali is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri — 8 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Go for a jaunt from Ruhengeri to Rubavu to see Congo Nile Trail about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri route maker website.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Ruhengeri is a bit cooler than Kigali - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. You will leave for Kibuye on the 30th (Mon).
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Kibuye — 9 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Kivu, steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial, engage your brain at Museum of Environment, and admire the sheer force of Les Chutes de Ndaba.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kibuye trip app.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kibuye in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kibuye can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Huye.
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Huye — 8 nights

Explore Huye's surroundings by going to Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho), Nyanza (The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa & The Royal Palace) and Butare (Nyungwe National Park, King's Palace Museum, &more).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Huye day trip app.

Getting from Kibuye to Huye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eastern Province.
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Eastern Province — 10 nights

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Plan my day in Eastern Province using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Huye to Eastern Province by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).
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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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