The 4 Days Congo Nile Trail Package leads you to an exciting walking experience along Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa. The trail that has a distance of 227 km (141 miles) extends from Rubavu town passing through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts, and ends in Rusizi District. Enjoy amazing views of the beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water.  Discover Africa’s longest rivers in a short period on this 4 Days Congo Nile Trail Tour Package with an unforgettable journey of an authentic rural life experience


Day 1: Rubavu – Cyimbiri 

Your Congo Nile Trail Walk starts with a short drive of less than 10km from the Hotel to the Congo Nile Trail starting point through Bralirwa, the oldest brewery in Rwanda. The hiking starts at 08:00 am with after a short briefing from one of the most experienced local guides who will quickly give you an overview of the first stage. After this introduction, you will start your steps while enjoying the charming views of the amazing landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water of the Lake Kivu. The hike will end with a short walk with traditional healers from Indangamuco Association who will reveal to you some of their traditional healing technics and show you the herbs they use. The experience ends with traditional music tools played by that community at Cyimbiri guest house.

Stage Length: 16km

Stage time: average 3.7 km per hour (depending on hiking abilities)

Accommodation and dinner: Cyimbiri Guest House


Day 2: Cyimbiri – Kinunu 

Wake up in the morning listening to the songs of the birds and the sound of the soft lake waives at Cyimbiri guest house. Enjoy your breakfast before starting your second stage to Kinunu. Like the previous stage, the footpaths take you very close to the beautiful nature and the amazing people of this western part of Rwanda. Go through coffee plantations until reach Kinunu and do the coffee experience at the Guesthouse.

Stage Length: 13.5km

Stage time: average 3.7 km per hour (depending on hiking abilities)

Accommodation and Dinner: Kinunu Guest house

Day 3: Kinunu – Musasa Valley – Karongi

Tie your boots comfortably, but not too tight and start your third day on the Congo Nile trail. This day will combine both hiking and a boat ride. Starting at 08:00 am with a guide from Ikaze Rwanda tours, who will guide and help you book a boat that will take you from Musasa valley after a two and a half hours hike from Kinunu. The boat will take you to Bethany hotel where you will check in and wait for the fishermen to come and take you for the night fishing experience at 17:30.

Stage length: Hiking (10km)

Stage time: average 3.7 km per hour (depending on hiking abilities)

Accommodation and dinner: Bethany Hotel

Day 4: Karongi – Mount Karongi – Kigali 

As today is your last day on the trail, we would like to drive with you with a vehicle car on a rough road to the top of Mount Karongi one of the highest peaks in the region. This is about one hour drive from Karongi town. Our driver guide will lead you to the Dushyigikirane sorghum farmers who will take you through the sorghum beer experience from the farm to the calabash. After this fascinating and significant experience, you will drive back to Karongi for lunch before you head back to Kigali.


  • Community-based experiences along the trail
  • Local guiding fees
  • Boat ride fees
  • B&B accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • 4WD Vehicle, with fuel and expert driver
  • Return transfer to Kigali
  • Government and all local taxes
  • Service and bank charge fees
  • Mineral Drinking water


  • International airfares and Visa application fees
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, shopping, or additional snacks.
  • Other soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Insurance fees


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