6 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
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Butare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 1 night
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Ruhengeri — 2 nights

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 2nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park, then see the top attractions with Red Rocks Rwanda, and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Congo Nile Trail.

Before you visit Ruhengeri, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruhengeri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Ruhengeri is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Butare.
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Butare — 2 nights

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park and then see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Butare attractions planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Butare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ruhengeri in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Butare: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kigali.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kimironko Market, and then make a short side trip with Golden Rwanda Safaris.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kigali holiday maker app.

Getting from Butare to Kigali by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In December in Kigali, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).
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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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