The Congo Nile Trail follows the watershed between the Congo and Nile Rivers in western Rwanda along the shorline of Lake Kivu. It passes by picturesque bays, inlets, and waterfalls, and makes for a fascinating exploration of the country. Hiking season is more pleasant during the drier parts of the year, so it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons. The trail is very popular for cycling. This means that the path will often be a very clear dirt trail, and the terrain is generally smoother and more graded. Overall difficulty is considered easy to moderate. The route passes many small villages which can be very useful for both food and water resupply.