14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 7 nights
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Ruhengeri — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ruhengeri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, you will find days in Ruhengeri are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kibuye.
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Kibuye — 3 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, make a trip to Bisesero Genocide Memorial, see what you can catch with Kivu boat tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kibuye trip maker site.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kibuye in 3 hours. Traveling from Ruhengeri in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kibuye, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.
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Kigali — 7 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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kigali route builder app.

You can drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Kibuye in January, you will find days in Kigali are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the flight 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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