Rwanda Gorilla Treks & Tours
Nestled between the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and the Congo basin, Rwanda is a name which evokes imagery of lush rainforests and elusive gorillas just waiting to be discovered. With unsurpassed biodiversity and exquisite natural beauty, Rwanda is a delight for visitors, while the locals provide a warm welcome on your Rwanda safaris.
The country is also home to the world's last surviving mountain gorilla populations, where you can come face to face with some of humankind's closest animal relatives. If you want to discover the magic of Rwanda, you can do so on one of Bench Africa's Rwanda tours.
While gorilla trekking is one of the key attractions for someone to visit Rwanda, one of the first things you'll notice is the incredible beauty of the landscape. Known as 'the land of a thousand hills', Rwanda is blessed with rolling green countryside, as well as a diverse collection of trees and flora.
The mountainous Nyungwe National Park is home to 300 bird species and 13 different primate species including the chimpanzee. Head west towards the border, and you'll find the gorgeous Lake Kivu, with its beautiful beaches and archipelago of small islands.
The Virunga Mountains to the north are a chain which sits in the 13,000 hectare Volcanoes National Park. Home to a population of endangered mountain gorillas, the park provides a protected habitat from poachers, allowing visitors to experience one of the most poignant wildlife encounters - gorilla trekking.
Staying in Rwanda
If you're heading into the Virunga Mountains, the market town of Ruhengeri is the main base for people heading on a gorilla trek. Situated just 15 kilometres from the foot of the mountain chain, you can find a range of value and mid range accommodation in Ruhengeri.
You will find higher end hotels and lodges...