8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Eastern Province
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province trip itinerary builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Eastern Province is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Eastern Province is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in September; daily highs in Eastern Province reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri planner.

You can drive from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eastern Province in September, with highs in Ruhengeri at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Kibuye.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kibuye — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Environment and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kibuye travel planning website.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Kibuye by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ruhengeri in September, Kibuye is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kigali.
Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Kigali — 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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the history at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, then contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kigali vacation maker website.

Drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kibuye in September, you will find days in Kigali are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Rwanda travel guide

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.