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Congo Nile Trail.

Congo Nile Trail.

congo Nile Trail

Congo-Nile Trail is the newest tourist attraction opened at the end of 2009. It mainly consists of  tangled network of trails and roads that run from Gisenyi at the north end of Lake Kivu  to the town of Cyangugu at the southern end of the lake. The landscape between these two familiar points attracts many people for bike packing and trekkers. This is mainly due to the rolling hills and innumerable towns and villages which gives a glance to the rural life of Rwandan people. Birders is also high time to join Congo Nile Trail Tour due to the wonderful fowl found along the way, including white tailed blue flycatchers, black headed herons and White-breasted cormorants.

Trailing is mainly enjoyed by Walking, motorcycling and cycling. Its most preferred to use a bike than a motorcycle because you have a plenty of touring options. In this process of trailing, you will be guide to keep to the wide roads. While on this tour, it will be up to you to challenge yourself to use the narrow paths through the hills and villages, or a mix of both. For better tours on Congo Nile Trail, is African Safari Journeys.

Length of Congo Nile Trail

The trail is long in that it covers two hundred and twenty seven kilometers. It takes over 10 days to hike, five days to bike, and eight days to Kayak. Therefore, some travelers decide to cover shorter distances except the hikers, bikers, and kayakers. Along this journey,  you are assured of the beautiful scenery of the Lake Kivu coastline and bright green tea fields.

Plan for your Trip

Nothing  to worry about on your Congo Nile Trail trip. It can be completed by the experienced hikers, trailers and bikers. As you plan for this trip, its always advisable to consider the favorable seasons.This is from the months of June to mid-September and December to February.

What are the things to do and see?

On the Trail, travelers enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking but as you do all that you have a panoramic view of various tea and coffee excursions such as  Huye Mountain Coffee and Pfunda tea plantation. Tourists enjoy the endless rolling ridges of these plantations that makes capturing of photographs wonderful and remarkable. The enjoyment doesn’t not only stop on these plantations but also the general market visits, beach-side naps and nature walks. Few steps from the trail are the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe National Park from Gisenyi and Cyangugu respectively. On this trail you have a golden opportunity to trek chimpanzees or gorillas in the best preserved montane rain-forest (Nyungwe rain-forest).

Hiking Experience

Hiking provide a scenic view of coffee and tea route with twelve coffee washing stations. As you move around, you will notice the different beautiful lakeside towns, banana and coffee plantation, three tea factory and the sand beaches. It will also include the views on Rural culture life experience of Rwandan people. Several local ladies and children will been noticed engaging in different activities like cooking, fetching water and also grazing.

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

Inclusions :-

  • Payments to the guide
  • Bottled water
  • local taxes