7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Fly
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Kigali
— 1 night
Drive
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Butare
— 1 night
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive to Kigali, Fly to Hammamet

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Kigali — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial and then browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kigali online tour itinerary planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Kigali is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammamet to Kigali. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hammamet in August; daily highs in Kigali reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Butare trip planning app.

Getting from Kigali to Butare by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. August in Butare sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri — 1 night

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 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Butare to Ruhengeri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Ruhengeri is little chillier than Butare - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eastern Province.
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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. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akagera National Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in August: highs in Eastern Province hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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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