Butare Vacations

Located in the attractive but not often visited Rwanda Rwanda region, Butare provides the perfect base from which to explore the region's iconic rolling hills.

Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Butare.

Navigate your way to the the National University of Rwanda. It is an interesting place to visit in Butare.

The area around Butare is filled with cities, towns and villages, each endowed with its own special attractions. You'll also find Nyungwe Forest Reserve, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east, and Kigali 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest.

Be sure to pack a pair of walking shoes and join one of the fascinating wildlife spotting tours.

Food is an integral element of any area and an excellent way to understand a place. You'll learn that corn and peas are common ingredients of local foods. Isombe (cassava leaves with eggplant and spinach) and mizuzu (fried plantations) are much-loved dishes for you to try. Fruit is perfect to round out any Rwanda dining experience. Have a cleansing urwagwa (banana beer). This brand of beer is popular amongst locals. For a typical non-alcoholic drink, try maraba coffee.

Those planning to be in Rwanda or elsewhere in Rwanda on the 1st of July, can join the national Independence Day event.

When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Butare, head to the nearest major airport located in Kigali, 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

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