5 days Congo Nile Trail Biking Adventure(Tour Overview)
Always every traveler dreams to meet His/her dreams adventure., by having this tour you will never remain the same as before for it will give you not only good health from the exercise you will do but also the Healthy information you ever needed about Rwanda through being guided by our knowledgeable guides
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 the beautiful countryside and tiny villages, waking up on the shore of an island-studded lake, falling asleep in 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 for completing the trail – by car, motorcycle, bike, and walking. Each method has its advantages. Walking and biking may be tiring but are the best ways of completing the trail. The two methods allow travelers to appreciate the beautiful scenery along with 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. please 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.
Africa Tours can help you acquire the right maps, and 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.
The Congo Nile Trail is well marked with several stopovers of villages that offer camping sites, shops, and guesthouses for those who prefer this. The trail primarily follows rocky, dirt roads that wind up and around the numerous hills between Gisenyi and Kamembe.
Within trail never expect a pleasant rural single truck, you will be sharing the road with motorcycle traffic and the occasional beer delivery trucks, and there are a few long climbs, you will be ascending and descending between intervals of 1450 and 1800 meters.
Throughout the entire trail Food and water are available
- Pick and Drop Services
- 1 Meal Per Day
- Cruise Dinner & Music Event
- Visit 7 Best Places in the City With Group
- Additional Services
- Food & Drinks
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN GISENYI OR KIGALI CITY
Upon your arrival 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 your biking adventure from Gisenyi 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 the 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 later retire at the lodge - BETHAINE GUEST HOUSE
DAY 04: BOAT TOUR EXPERIENCE
Early in the morning after having breakfast, you will then head for a boat safari and a view of the lake and also enjoy the breeze from the freshwater 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 we have a walk around Kibuye city to discover more about the place.
DAY 5 TRANSFERS TO KIGALI
Anytime according to your plan or wishes we shall get the road back to Kigali.