Congo Nile Trail: Hiking or Biking Adventure
The Congo Nile Trail is a rare adventure travel gem. The beautiful network of local roads and trails runs along the shore of Lake Kivu in the East African country of Rwanda. It’s growing more popular by the year, but currently offers just the right mix of accessible infrastructure and off-the-beaten-track spontaneity.
If you like exploring beautiful countryside and tiny villages, waking up on the shore of an island-studded lake, falling asleep to the aftermath of a thunderstorm, and sharing leisurely pantomime exchanges with curious locals, you’ll find your adventure on the Congo Nile Trail.
Travelers have four options of completing the trail – by car, motorcycle, bike and walking. Each method has its own advantages. Walking and biking may be tiring but are the best ways of completing the trail. The two methods allow travelers appreciate the beautiful scenery along the trial and connect more with the locals. They are good forms of exercise and can allow one easily be joined by other travelers unlike driving or motorcycling.
Walking through the Congo Nile Trail can be completed in 10 days, while biking takes 5 days. If time doesn’t allow, travelers could complete the trail in sections at a time. Take note of the rainy seasons (March – May and October – November). Heavy rains make some sections of the trail muddy and difficult to maneuver through.
Dylan Africa Tours can help you acquire the right maps, hire/buy suitable mountain bikes and related spare parts. We have experience arranging for guides, cooks, porters and transportation to and from the starting and ending points.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN GISENYI OR KIGALI CITY
Upon your arrival you in Kigali or Gisenyi city, you will be welcomed by our guide who will drive you to the hotel for lunch before we head out for a Kigali or Gisenyi city tour.
DAY 02: TRANSFER FROM GISENYI (STARTING POINT) TO KINUNU
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to the starting point with your hiking luggage essentials, you will need to pack a lot of snacks and lots of drinking water. You will start off your biking adventure from kibuye to kinunu village with beautiful views of lake kivu and the local communities
going on with their everyday life. And the tea plantations covering the hills, you can stop and take some pictures of the beautiful landscape. overnight will be IN KINUNU GUEST HOUSE
DAY 03: BIKING FROM KINU TO KIBUYE
Early morning after breakfast we shall have a bike ride around lake Kivu, you will visit the fishing village and see how the fishermen go on with their job, interact with them and also visit the hot springs and later retire at the lodge – BETHAINE GUEST HOUSE
DAY 04: BOAT TOUR EXPERIENCE AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI
Early in the morning after having breakfast you will then head for a boat safari and a view of the lake and the also enjoy the breeze from the fresh water lake, you will visit Napoleon island named after napoleons hat shape which is home to a colony of bats. After the island visit you will return to the lodge for lunch relax a bit then hit the road for Kigali.
TRAIL COST INCLUSIONS
- • Entrance to all above-mentioned activities, guidance fee.
- • Accommodation (Full board)
- • Full-time English-speaking Guide
- • Ground Transportation
- • Refreshment drinks (3 bottle of water)
Offered by DYLAN AFRICA TOURS