32 days in Rwanda Itinerary

32 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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32 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Eastern Province
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kinigi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kibuye
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kigali
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Nairobi

5
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Step out of the city life by going to Akagera National Park and Rusumo Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eastern Province online attractions planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to Eastern Province is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Eastern Province sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Kinigi on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park
Rusumo Falls ©
Rusumo Falls

4
nights
Kinigi

Kinigi ©
Visiting Volcans National Park and Virunga National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Kinigi to go to Ruhengeri and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kinigi holiday builder .

Drive from Eastern Province to Kinigi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, Kinigi is little chillier than Eastern Province - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off toButare.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Ruhengeri, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Get some historical perspective at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa and Butare catholic Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at King's Palace Museum and Murambi Genocide Memorial Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Butare: The Royal Palace (in Nyanza) and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda.

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Getting from Kinigi to Butare by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kinigi in October; daily highs in Butare reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toKibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nyanza, Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine, Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum

5
nights
Kibuye

Kibuye ©
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bisesero Genocide Memorial and Museum of Environment. Get in touch with nature at Lake Kivu and Congo Nile Trail. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Les Chutes de Ndaba.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kibuye trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Butare to Kibuye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Butare in October, plan for little chillier days in Kibuye, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Kigali on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Kibuye

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Congo Nile Trail
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail
Bisesero Genocide Memorial ©
Bisesero Genocide Memorial

12
nights
Kigali

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Cadillac Club, Legacy Lounge & Wine Bar and K-Club. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kirenga Kamugisha. Nyamata Church and Ntarama Church will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 31st (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Famille Church, wander the streets of Muslim Quarter, and stroll the grounds of Camp Kigali Memorial.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Kigali sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kibuye in October, you will find days in Kigali are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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