8 days Congo Nile Trail biking experience, which covers a wide range of fascinating attractions on Lake Kivu shores, with a distance of 227 km (141 miles) of beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts and ends at Rusizi District. This trail appeals to adventure travelers and is a great way to experience Rwanda. The trail can also be split up if visitors do not have the time to commit to the 5 day’s journey. However, it is an experience worth selling to those who crave an off the beaten path adventure.
Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival, after completing customs and immigration formalities, you will be greeted by the driver guide, we transfer you to your hotel in Kigali; Once at the hotel, you will receive a detailed briefing on your trip. Accommodation: Chez Lando Hotel
Day 2: Kigali City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, Kigali from your hotel, take a biking tour of Kigali, including the Kigali Genocide memorial Centre. Learn more about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the genocide of 1994. After visiting Kigali, we will drive to the west of the country Rubavu, a beautiful spot all by Lake Kivu. (On the way to Rubavu we will make stop- overs to see panoramic views of the country of a thousand hills. Accommodation: Paradis Malahide Hotel
Day 3: Gisenyi – Rwinyoni
After an early breakfast at our hotel and pre departure briefing by your guide and direct you to the trail start point for the beginning of an incredible 4 days of biking adventure, you will make your first trip overland to the village of Rwinyoni, northwest of Lake Kivu. From here you can enjoy the sun amazing on the lake shore. Reaches Kimbiri we will make small walk to the village to discover the surroundings of this village. Night Kimbiri Guest House
Day 4: Rwinyoni – Kinunu
This morning, you can walk two hours to get to the famous village of fishermen Nkora. From this point, you can enjoy the view of the surroundings, fishermen returning from the tradition fishing in the night, children playing in the lake. The trail then leads to the tea plantations and banana, arrive at our accommodation at 1:00 pm. After lunch we will do a guided tour at the Kinunu washing station for your first coffee experience. Overnight in Kinunu at The Senators Guest house
Day 5: Kinunu – Congo Nile via Musasa
Today you will walk for 8 hours along Lake Kivu, interaction with the local community, enjoy the surrounding views and banana plantations, and visit the well-known Kinunu Catholic Church. Follow the trail of the coffee washing station in the village of Bwimana Musasa, stopping to picnic by the lake. At 17:00, a 4 * 4 vehicle will join you to transfer you to a Night at Congo Nile at the Priests Guest. House
Day 6: Congo Nile to Rubengera junction
That day you will wake up early because you will have at least a minimum of 4 hours of biking around to get to the junction Rubengera, following the track between fields of the community and climb the trail to the main road to Rubengera. At the junction asphalt Rubengera the best idea is to reach the city center of Kibuye. We go to Kibuye by biking along the way. Overnight at Hotel Bethany
Day 7: Source of Nile hike
After Breakfast, go to Gisovu to have an adventure on the source of Nile. After embarking on a transfer heading to Kigali. You may do a little biking along the way as your being transferred to Kigali.
Accommodation: Chez Lando Hotel
Day 8: Departure
After the breakfast, you may have a city biking tour prior to your departure flight.
8 days Congo Nile Trail biking includes.
- Airport transfers and meet & greet service by our local representatives at Kigali International airport.
- All Accommodation including all meals.
- A guide of Congo Nile Trail
- Meals as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
- 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on the trip
- Services of a professional English / French speaking driver/guide
- Source of Nile Hike
- Local taxes
8 days Congo Nile Trail biking excludes:
International flight, Porters, Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, alcoholic beverages, etc