8 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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8 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

Muscat, Oman
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kigali, Rwanda
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
Muscat, Oman

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day
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
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 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcans National Park and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ruhengeri route planner .

Muscat, Oman to Ruhengeri is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Ruhengeri due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Muscat in October: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park

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hours
Kigali, Rwanda

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): browse the collection at Librarie Ikirezi and then examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kigali trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kigali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in October: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Kigali

#Museums
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Librarie Ikirezi ©
Librarie Ikirezi

1
day
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala ©
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Kigali to Kampala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Kampala. In October in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kampala

#Nature, #Parks

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Kidepo Valley National Park
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Kidepo Valley National Park ©
Kidepo Valley National Park

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days
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 10th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and don't miss a visit to Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nairobi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nairobi when traveling from Kampala in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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