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4-Day Congo Nile Hiking

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4-Day Congo Nile Hiking

4-Day Congo Nile Hiking, There are very few people who know the trails of this tour better than our guides. This brings many benefits, but something we are particularly proud of is our ability to be flexible. We believe that travel is at its best when flexible and so we ask that you treat this itinerary as a guide to how you will spend your time with us, rather than as a rigid framework. You are bound to have experience, see places and meet people that we haven’t listed here.


Gisenyi is a scenic town located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. It’s known for its picturesque landscapes, tranquil beaches, and proximity to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s border. Here’s an overview of Gisenyi:

Location: Gisenyi is situated in the Rubavu District of Rwanda, bordering the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s part of the Western Province of Rwanda.

Lake Kivu: Gisenyi is nestled on the shores of Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes. The lake offers stunning views, recreational activities, and opportunities for relaxation by the water.

Scenic Beauty: The town is characterized by its lush greenery, palm-fringed beaches, and breathtaking views of Lake Kivu and the surrounding hills.

Tourism: Gisenyi is a popular destination for tourists seeking relaxation, outdoor activities, and a peaceful environment. Visitors can enjoy swimming, kayaking, boat rides, and lakeside walks.

Hot Springs: The nearby town of Nyamyumba is known for its natural hot springs, which have reputed therapeutic properties. These springs attract both locals and visitors looking to enjoy the warm and mineral-rich waters.

Coffee Plantations: The region around Gisenyi is known for its coffee plantations. Visitors can explore the coffee-growing process and learn about Rwanda’s coffee culture.

Border Proximity: Gisenyi’s proximity to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) provides an opportunity for cross-border interactions and experiences

Cultural Experiences: While Gisenyi is more focused on natural attractions, visitors can still engage with local communities and learn about Rwandan culture and traditions.

Gisenyi offers a serene escape with its stunning lakeside setting and opportunities for outdoor activities. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, water-based adventures, or cultural insights, Gisenyi provides a peaceful and picturesque retreat on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Trip highlights

Day1: Kigali  to Gisenyi

Day 2: Gisenyi to Kimbiri

Day3: Kimbiri to Kinunu

Day4: Kinunu to Mushati

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:Kigali to Gisenyi

Pick up from Kigali after breakfast then Transfer to Gisenyi, an ideal climate and the perfect amount of sunshine a relaxing lake and rolling green hills, 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.

Main Destination:
Rubavu (City)
Paradise Malahide

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Rubavu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2:Gisenyi to Kimbiri

This we work from Gisenyi to kimbili

Water where we walk into deep villages, rivers, and lakes, Fields with different plantation such us bananas and coffee plantation by experiencing the real life of Rwandan living in the village. Finally, please treat distances as estimates because we will sometimes make route changes in the hope of giving you the best adventure possible.

Main Destination:
Nile Trail
Cyimbili Guest House

  • Budget guest house located in or near Nile Trail
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3:Kimbiri to kinunu

After our breakfast, We start our walk heading to kinunu via the nkora fishing village. Finally, Please treat distances as Estimates because we will sometimes make route changes in the hope of giving you the best adventure possible,
Also the same days you will be having lunch in villages open place, The same local restaurant on the road. Our guide is trained for First aid too. And a first aid kit carried on the trip.

Main Destination:
Lake Kivu
Kinunu Guest House

  • Budget guest house located in or near Lake Kivu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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. End of your Tour with Golden Rwanda Safaris.

Main Destination:
Nile Trail
No accommodation
 (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Price Includes

Park fees (For non-residents)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Price Excludes

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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