Congo Nile Trail Hike With Traditional Coffee Experience

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1 day
Bralirwa
Rubavu

Tour Details

This is a hiking experience (mixed with walking and boating) of almost 18 kms done within the first stage of the Congo Nile Trail where the landscape is amazing and changes all the time. Sometimes you go through small villages, local shops, valleys, along coasts of Lake Kivu, past banana trees and coffee plantations etc., and by going up and down you get lucky to access the beautiful view over the Lake Kivu. Furthermore you interact with local people all along the trail. The Hike starts from Rubavu and ends at Umwakira Kivu Coffee, Rwinyoni Village, Kivumu sector, Rutsiro District). At this place, you learn the entire making process from seed to the finished product and you participate in some of the coffee making process activities such as roasting and pounding the coffee beans using traditional wooden mortar and pestle and a clay pot, winnowing and sieving using winnower basket and sieve to get the finished powder of coffee.  Finally, using a largely open clay pot, you can now heat water over a fire and mix your own fresh cup of Rwandan coffee and taste.  After sharing lunch (local food) with the community, its representatives accompany you to the lake shore from which a boat picks you back to the hotel. 

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The Experience package is in two options:

  • Option 1:
  • 2 days including transport to & from Kigali, accommodation in Rubavu (1 night, hiking, coffee and boating experience
  • Option 2
  • 1 Day for hiking, coffee and boating experience

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  • Determine number of guests joining your group.
  • Email or text us about your tour date, number of guests in your group, package choice. We will provide you the price quote.
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Reservation and Payment

  • The tour booking must be confirmed first before our company accepts payment.
  • The payment is done at least 2 days before the tour

Company Policy

  1. Children and Senior Citizens entitled to have 10 % Discount of the package. This is not valid for our promo rates.
  2. Package is non-refundable but re-bookable.
  3. All rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Prices:

  • Groups of 1-4:
    • 180 USD including guide, boat and coffee experience
    •  220 USD including guide, boat, coffee experience and hot Springs massage.
  • Groups of 5+:
    • 78 USD including guide, boat and coffee experience
    • 118 USD including guide, boat, coffee experience and hot Springs massage.
  • Groups of 1-4:
    • 495 USD including guide, boat and coffee experience plus 1 overnight in Rubavu and transfer from Kigali.
    • 535 USD including guide, boat, coffee experience and hot springs massage plus 1 overnight in Rubavu and transfer from Kigali.
  • Groups of 5+:
    • 210 USD including guide, boat and coffee experience plus 1 overnight in Rubavu and transfer from Kigali.
    • 250 USD including guide, boat, coffee experience and hot springs massage plus 1 overnight in Rubavu and transfer from Kigali.

Departure & Return Location

Departure in the morning from Bralirwa (Google Map)

Departure Time

Morning, contact us for exact departure times

Price Includes

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Walking stick
  • Gift / Souvenir
What to Bring
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Sweater & wind/rainproof jacket
  • The sun can be strong bring a hat & sunscreen
Itinerary

Briefing (at Gisenyi, close to Bralirwa)

Meeting in the morning at the brewery. Time will be communicated before hand

HikingHiking to Kivumu

Start hiking the Congo Nile Trail going through amazing landscapes composed by small villages, small hills, local shops, valleys by also going along coasts of lake Kivu, past banana trees and coffee plantations;

Coffe ExperienceKivu Coffee, Rwinyoni Cell, Kivumu Sector

Make the stop-over at Umwakira Kivu Coffee, Rwinyoni Cell, Kivumu Sector, for the traditionally prepared coffee experience (learn the entire process of coffee making from seed , finished product and taste). Receive the traditionally prepared coffee to bring home as souvenir

ReturnBoat ride to Kivu Beach

After the tour, a short walk down to the shore of Lake Kivu. A tour boat will be waiting to take you back to Gisenyi. After around 30-40 minutes ride you will be back at the beach in Gisenyi

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Amélie, Loan and Sébastien

Group Traveller

During the walk of the Congo Nile trail our two guides have fed our mind with very precise explanations about the plantation and the birds. Besides breathtaking landscape during this walk, meeting the local workers of the coffee station has been a wonderful experience. Jules, the organizer, is very helpful and has made our activities unique. It was really amazing to discover Kivu Belt experiences and we recommend you to book with them !

August 28, 2023