4 Day Congo Nile Hiking Tour in Rwanda

  • 4 Day Congo Nile Hiking Tour in Rwanda


Africa Adventure Vacations is the best tour agency to arrange 4 Day Congo Nile hiking tour in Rwanda. Our guides are equipped with necessary information about this trail and our packages can be customized based on the travelers’ interests.

The 4 Day Congo Nile hiking tour and trail takes you for an exciting walking experience along Lake Kivu which is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth fresh largest water body in Africa. The trail is 227 km (141 miles) and it extends from Rubavu town passing through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts, before ending in Rusizi District. You will enjoy spectacular views of beautiful landscapes such as the rolling hills and clear waters of lake Kivu.  You will explore some rivers as well within a shortest period on your Congo Nile trail for unforgettable journey combined with authentic community and cultural interactions.

4 Day Congo Nile Hiking Tour in Rwanda highlight

  • Day 1: Kigali to Gisenyi
  • Day 2: Gisenyi to Kimbiri
  • Day 3: Transfer from Kimbiri to kinunu
  • Day 4: Kinunu to Mushati

Day 1: Kigali to Gisenyi

Have breakfast and transfer to Gisenyi which is an ideal destination for relaxation with ample climate featuring reasonable amount of sunshine and rolling green hills. This place is ideally situated in an area of unparalleled natural splendor located just seven kilometers from downtown, this beautiful space provides the perfect escape for your overnight.

Accommodation: Paradise Malahide

Day 2: Gisenyi to Kimbiri

Have breakfast and trek from Gisenyi to kimbili where we will walk into deep villages, rivers, and lakes, Fields with different plantation such us bananas and coffee plantation while experiencing the real life of Rwandan living in the village. Please note that we may make route changes in order to offer the best adventurous trip possible.

Accommodation: Cyimbili Guest House

Day 3: Transfer from Kimbiri to kinunu

After our breakfast, we will start our walk from Gisenyi to kinunu via the nkora fishing village. Occasionally, we will have lunch in open space from some villages and in some local restaurant on the road. Our guide is trained for first aid too and carry first aid kit on every trip.

Accommodation: Kinunu Guest House

Day 4: Kinunu to Mushati

This is will be the last day of your hike, you will be sharing the road with motorcycle traffic and the occasional beer delivery trucks or minibus. There are a few long climbs, you will be ascending and descending between intervals of 1450 and 1800 meters. After you will be transferred back to Kigali to end your 4 Day Congo Nile Hiking Tour in Rwanda.

You may also extend your safari to other destionations to engage in other safari activities in Rwanda like gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, hiking grave of Dian Fossey, safari game drives in Akagera National Park, chimpanzee tracking and Forest canopy walks at Nyungwe Forest, Visiting Kigali genocide memorial, a tour to Iby’iwacu cultural village and hiking mount Karisimbi or Bisoke.


  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks


  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Climbing gear
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

What gears do I need for 4 Day Congo Nile Hiking Tour in Rwanda?

  • Travelers looking for exploring the Congo Nile trail through walking, cycling or biking should carry the following items/gear (If applicable).
  • A sleeping bag/sack
  • An extra bike tire
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses for the dust
  • Biking shoes
  • A bicycle headlamp
  • Clothing’s to change
  • A bike pump for bikers
  • Warm clothing for the cold night
  • A dust Mask
  • Helmets
  • A camera
  • Gloves
  • Snacks and things like boiled eggs, bread, fruits and drinking water
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