5 Days Congo Nile Trail

The 5 days Congo Nile trail is an exceptional package taking you for cycling through the rolling hills of Rwanda with spectacular views of lake Kivu, national parks, kigali city and the beautiful sceneries of local communities. The Nile trail follows rocky dirty roads winding up to the numerous hills connecting Gisenyi to kamembe. You will have several stopovers at local shops, guesthouse and camping sites. The trip starts in Gisenyi ending in kamembe.
Trip summary
Day 1: Gisenyi to Kinunu
Day 2: Kinunu to Kibuye
Day 3: Kibuye to Mugonero
Day 4: Mugonero to Kibogora
Day 5: Kibogora to kamembe

Day 1: Gisenyi to Kinunu

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This is the first day of cycling. After a morning breakfast, set off from Gisenyi roughly 41 kilometers to kinunu. You will ride on the steepest elevation, which will take you roughly 5 to 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Kinunu guesthouse.

Day 2: Kinunu to Kubuye

Have breakfast, and setoff for kibuye. This is quite a strenuous and taxing ride through the hilly ridges, which spread over Kibuye. Expect to ride for 50 kilometers, which will last for roughly 5 to 8 hours ride. Diner and overnight at Home Saint Jean.

Day 3: Kibuye to Mugonero

After a morning breakfast, get on to your bikes and set of for Mugonero which is roughly 35 kilometers from kibuye. This day is a short and less tiring since it does not include highest elevation. The ride takes you 2- 5 hours on an average speed. Dinner and overnight at L’Esparance Guesthouse.

Day 4: Mugonero to Kibogora

On this day, you will ride descending to the lake kivu roughly 144o meters down after which you will ride back to 1750 meters above the sea level. The ride ascending is roughly 10 kilometers. Dinner and overnight at Kibogora guesthouse

Day 5: Kibogora to Kamembe.

This is the last day of riding. Have breakfast and ride approximately 54 kilometers on a tamarck road to kamembe. This ride is less strenuous with minor hills, which make it easy to ride through. It will take you 5 to 6 hours reaching in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at Peace Guest House.

You are reminded to bring a camera, rain jacket, enough drinking water and sunscreen for a memorable experience.

Included in this tour package;

• Park Ranger Fees

• Relevant Government Taxes

• Full Board Accommodation

• Full time English speaking Driver/Guide

• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.


• Airfares

• Visa Fees for Rwanda

• Personal Insurance

• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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5 Days Congo nile trail
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  • Mandatory hand washing
  • Mandatory face masking
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
    • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
    • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)


    • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

    You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

    • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
    • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
    • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public


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