Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is situated about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Ruhengeri.
To get a feel for the Rwanda way of life, take your adventures a bit further afield and visit the landscapes and communities surrounding Ruhengeri. Gisenyi, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast, and Kigali, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northwest of Ruhengeri are good spots to check out if you have the time.
For those who like to collect valuable insights as well as souvenirs on their travels, this region has a range of specialist tours, such as wildlife spotting tours.
Get a feel for the various food options in Rwanda by sampling the regional fare. Among the many elements frequently used in this part of the world are corn and peas. Don't wrap up your time in the area without sampling isombe (cassava leaves with eggplant and spinach) or mizuzu (fried plantations). Those who can always find room for more, should try fruit, a lovely way to complete your Rwanda dining experience. Refresh your palette with a glass of the regional brew. Urwagwa (banana beer) is popular here. To complete your dining experience, order maraba coffee. It is a frequently consumed non-alcoholic drink here.
If you intend on arriving and departing by air, it's handy to remember that the nearest major airport is Kigali International Airport, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast of Ruhengeri.