17 days in Rwanda & Bujumbura Itinerary

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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 8 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Butare, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 8 nights

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Spend the 20th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Rusizi National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bujumbura trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bujumbura is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Bujumbura hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 2 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.
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kigali online travel route planner.

Fly from Bujumbura to Kigali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bujumbura in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kigali, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Eastern Province on the 27th (Sat).
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Eastern Province, Rwanda — 2 nights

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Change things up with a short trip to Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali (about 2h 15 min away). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Akagera National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province trip maker website.

You can drive from Kigali to Eastern Province in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Eastern Province can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 2 nights

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You can drive from Eastern Province to Kigali in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Butare.
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Butare, Rwanda — 1 night

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Butare catholic Cathedral, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, and then contemplate the long history of The Royal Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Butare holiday planner.

Drive from Kigali to Butare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda

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You can drive from Butare to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

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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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