3 Days 2 Nights 3 Days Congo Nile trail Hike from USD 370


Located in the western province of Rwanda, a country of thousand hills, The Congo Nile Trail is a 227 km trail along lake Kivu forming Kivu belt as it extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro, then Karongi, up to Nyamasheke and ends at Rusizi District. The 3 days walk will give you a memorable experience and most important get to know the beauty of Rwanda including Coffee, Banana plantations, fishing experience and learn more about the source of Nile River.


Day 1: Arrival and Trailhead Exploration

  • Arrival in Karongi: Your adventure begins with your arrival in Karongi, a picturesque town nestled along the shores of Lake Kivu. Meet your experienced guide who will accompany you throughout your Congo Nile Trail hike.

  • Trailhead Exploration: After settling into your accommodation, embark on a leisurely exploration of the trailhead area. Get acquainted with the lush surroundings and breathtaking views of Lake Kivu, preparing yourself for the adventure ahead. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor a delicious dinner and soak in the tranquil ambiance of your surroundings.

Day 2: Hiking Along the Congo Nile Trail

  • Morning Departure: Rise early and fuel up with a hearty breakfast before setting out on your first day of hiking along the Congo Nile Trail. Your guide will lead you along scenic paths, offering panoramic views of Lake Kivu and the surrounding landscapes.

  • Wildlife Encounters: Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings as you hike through forests and rolling hills. Spot playful monkeys swinging through the trees and listen to the melodic songs of native birds. Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the local fauna and flora along the way.

  • Lakeside Picnic: Take a break from your hike and enjoy a picnic lunch by the tranquil shores of Lake Kivu. Refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear waters or simply relax and soak in the serenity of your surroundings.

  • Afternoon Exploration: Resume your hike in the afternoon, continuing along the trail as it winds its way through diverse ecosystems and picturesque villages. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region, capturing stunning photos and creating lasting memories along the way.

  • Evening Rest: Arrive at your overnight accommodation in the evening, where you can unwind and recharge after a day of adventure. Enjoy a delicious dinner and share stories of your hiking experiences with your fellow travelers before retiring for the night.

Day 3: Final Stretch and Departure

  • Continued Exploration: Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the final stretch of your Congo Nile Trail hike. Traverse through scenic landscapes, taking in the sights and sounds of the wilderness one last time.

  • Cultural Interaction: Along the trail, interact with local villagers and learn about their traditional way of life. Gain insight into the rich culture and heritage of the region as you exchange greetings and stories with friendly locals.

  • Trail End: Reach the end point of your hike, where you'll bid farewell to the Congo Nile Trail and the breathtaking scenery it has to offer. Reflect on your journey and the memories made along the way before departing for your onward travels.


  • 1. Dinner
  • 2. Lunch
  • 3. Entry/Admission - Nyamyumba Hot Springs
  • 4. Entry/Admission - Lake Kivu

  • Exclusions

  • 1. Visa to Rwanda

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