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Where: The Congo Nile Trail is a trail along Lake Kivu that extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts and ends at Rusizi District.

 Why your clients will love it: 227 km (141 miles) of beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water. The entire trek can be completed in a 10- day hike. However, the trip can be done in sections if travelers do not have the time to complete the entire trail. Trails give stunning views of the Lake Kivu coastline and offer adventurous travelers an exciting way to discover Rwanda.

 Difficulty: This is a moderate hike, there are areas that can be fairly steep but can be done by those who do not have much experience in hiking.

Food and Water: There are villages and shops that supply food and snacks along the trail, and there is generally no longer than 5-10 km in between villages with drinks available. Village centers may be tricky to spot to those unfamiliar with Rwanda, however, simply look for a MTN, Tigo or Primus sign as these shops usually have a variety of snacks and drinks. Meals are available at the major towns passed through.

Sleeping: There are a number of campsites that RDB has initiated; however, you must bring your own equipment when camping. The campsites are well marked and do not require booking.

The following towns have base camps for campers: Rwinyoni, Cyimbiri, Kinunu, Musasa, Bumba, Mugonero, Karengera, Kilimbi, Kibogora, Nyamasheke, Gisenyi, Karongi and Kamembe offer a varied of different accommodation facilities.

Base camps are generally well marked, just look for green signs pointing the way

The following are approximate distances between major villages:

  1. Gisenyi to Kinunu: 50 km
  2. Kinunu to Kibuye: 70 km
  3. Kibuye to Mugonero: 30 km
  4. Mugonero to Kibogora: 35 km
  5. Kibogora to Kamembe: 60 km

What to bring:

It is best to travel as light as possible. Some suggestions include:

  • Sleeping bag · Water bottles
  • Change of clothes · Toiletries
  • Headlamp · Sunscreen
  • Rain Jacket (can get down to 50 F at night)

Where: The Congo Nile Trail is a trail along Lake Kivu that extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts and ends at Rusizi District.

 Why your clients will love it: 227 km (141 miles) of beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water. The entire trek can be completed in a 10- day hike. However, the trip can be done in sections if travelers do not have the time to complete the entire trail. Trails give stunning views of the Lake Kivu coastline and offer adventurous travelers an exciting way to discover Rwanda.

 Difficulty: This is a moderate hike, there are areas that can be fairly steep but can be done by those who do not have much experience in hiking.

Food and Water: There are villages and shops that supply food and snacks along the trail, and there is generally no longer than 5-10 km in between villages with drinks available. Village centers may be tricky to spot to those unfamiliar with Rwanda, however, simply look for a MTN, Tigo or Primus sign as these shops usually have a variety of snacks and drinks. Meals are available at the major towns passed through.

Sleeping: There are a number of campsites that RDB has initiated; however, you must bring your own equipment when camping. The campsites are well marked and do not require booking.

The following towns have base camps for campers: Rwinyoni, Cyimbiri, Kinunu, Musasa, Bumba, Mugonero, Karengera, Kilimbi, Kibogora, Nyamasheke, Gisenyi, Karongi and Kamembe offer a varied of different accommodation facilities.

Base camps are generally well marked, just look for green signs pointing the way

The following are approximate distances between major villages:

  1. Gisenyi to Kinunu: 50 km
  2. Kinunu to Kibuye: 70 km
  3. Kibuye to Mugonero: 30 km
  4. Mugonero to Kibogora: 35 km
  5. Kibogora to Kamembe: 60 km

What to bring:

It is best to travel as light as possible. Some suggestions include:

  • Sleeping bag · Water bottles
  • Change of clothes · Toiletries
  • Headlamp · Sunscreen
  • Rain Jacket (can get down to 50 F at night)

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