8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kigali
— 3 nights
Bus + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kibuye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Eastern Province
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Kigali Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Azizi Life Boutique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali trip itinerary maker app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kigali is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Kigali at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kibuye.

Things to do in Kigali

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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. On the 9th (Tue), gain insight at Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kibuye travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Kigali to Kibuye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Kibuye can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ruhengeri.

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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

1
night
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
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 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Volcans National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ruhengeri sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kibuye to Ruhengeri in 3 hours. Traveling from Kibuye in June, Ruhengeri is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park

2
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Eastern Province trip planner .

Drive from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ruhengeri in June, expect Eastern Province to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Fri).

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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

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