14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda journey planner
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Fly
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Kigali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ruhengeri
— 4 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Kigali — 6 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.
Nyamata Church and Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Inema Arts Centre and Kigali Center for Photography. Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Famille Church, and contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kigali is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in Kigali at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nyanza.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

Nyanza — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Royal Palace and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

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Getting from Kigali to Nyanza by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Nyanza sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.
Historic Sites
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Kibuye — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Environment and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba and then steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kibuye trip maker tool.

You can drive from Nyanza to Kibuye in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nyanza in April, expect nights in Kibuye to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ruhengeri.
Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Ruhengeri — 4 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Get outdoors at Congo Nile Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri travel route planning tool.

Getting from Kibuye to Ruhengeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kibuye in May, Ruhengeri is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Shopping
Side Trips
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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.