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7 Days Cycling Safari Tour in Rwanda

Congo Nile Trail Safari in Rwanda

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Discover Rwanda in a unique and exciting way. Biking the Congo Nile trail, with its rich views and immersive cultural experiences along the way, will be a rewarding experience for the daring. The trails give stunning views of the Lake Kivu coastline and offer adventurous travelers an exciting way to discover Rwanda. It can also be split up if visitors do not have the time to commit to the long journey. However, it is an experience worth selling to those who crave an adventure out of the ordinary.


  • Challenging cycling tour
  • English and French-speaking guide
  • Stunning views of Lake Kivu's coastline
  • Equipment like mountain bikes and helmets
  • Off-the-beaten-path Congo Nile trail
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 activity days in English
Spoken languages: French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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During this safari, you will be staying in various accommodations across Rwanda.

Inzu Lodge

For night one, you can have good sleep and prepare for you adventure the next day at Inzlu Lodge, Gisenyi. They provide ecological accommodations and a unique tourism experience while respecting Rwanda’s traditions and benefiting the local community. The rooms are with double or twin beds, shelves, tables, and chairs.

Kinunu Guesthouse

Enjoy your accommodations for the second night at Kinunu Guesthouse.

Home Saint Jean

After a long, tiring day of cycling, you can retreat to your rooms at Home Saint Jean for the third night.

L'Esperance Guesthouse

L'Esperance Guesthouse or Hope Guesthouse is your place to relax for the fourth night of the tour.

Kibogora Guesthouse

For the fifth night, accommodations will be available Kibogora Guesthouse.

Peace Guesthouse

Located in Kamembe, lodging will be available for you at Peace Guesthouse for the last night of your safari.

Dream It Do It East Africa Safaris Safaris in Rwanda Program

For this safari tour, do not expect a pleasant, rural single track. 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 1,450 and 1,800 meters. The entire trek can be completed in five days. However, cyclists can choose to take on only sections of the trail, hence, do not have to cycle the entire trail.


Day 1

Arrive in Kigali and transfer to Gisenyi to prep yourself for tomorrow's big day. Have plenty of rest at the lodge and enjoy your accommodation.

Day 2

For the second day, you will be cycling from Gisenyi to Kinunu, taking on a distance of 41 kilometers. The ride takes five to six hours.The second day features the steepest elevation climb.

Day 3

In 50 kilometers, you will cycle from Kinunu to Kibuye, taking about five to eight hours. Day three on the road to Kibuye has the most hills spread out. It is definitely the most taxing day.

Day 4

From Kibuye to Mugonero, the distance of 35 kilometers will take you about three to five hours. Day four to Mugonero is short but incorporates the highest climb of the trip to 1,887 meters.

Day 5

For day five, you will rapidly descend to 1,440 meters, Lake Kivu level and climb back up to 1,750 meters over 10 or more kilometers. You will take the path from Mugonero to Kibogora in 35 kilometers for about four to five hours.

Day 6

You will spend the five to six hours biking from Kibogora to Kamembe in 54 kilometers. Day six is easy. You are on a beautiful, new tarmac road and there are only minor rolling hills.

Day 7

Depart from Kamembe and catch on to your flight. This officially ends the safari.


This safari will start from Kigali, and the cycling tour will take place from Gisenyi, Kinunu, Kibuye, Mugonero, Kibogora to Kamembe in Rwanda. Rwanda is a flourishing country. It is small but bears the large title, “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Rwanda is home to the “virungas” or great old volcanoes that tower up to almost two miles and a half, and are nearly covered with rich, green rainforest.

Rwanda’s countryside is characterized by rolling grasslands and areas of rugged mountains that extend southeast from a chain of volcanoes. Dian Fossey described the mountains as being “in the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more then you sweat.”


During this safari, all meals will be provided for you by Dream It Do It East Africa Safaris as well as drinking water during the activities.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Shopping for take-home goodies
  • Taking photographs of the lovely scenery

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • English-and-French-speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Helmet
  • Mountain bike

What's not included

  • Extra expenses
  • Snacks
  • Transfer from and to Kigali

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 80% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 5 days before arrival.
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