Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Luxury Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Luxury Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Nyungwe Forest Lodge stands as a top notch luxury lodge surrounded by Gisakura tea estate at the border of Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is the best lodge so far offering an ideal base for Nyungwe forest exploration by affluent travelers on Safaris in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest Lodge presents a 5 star accommodation close to nature and the local culture but not compromising the standard of the facilities and quality of service.

Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge is offered in a range of 22 luxury rooms which are positioned in six (6) wooden villas with four (4) rooms each. Two presidential suites thrive in separate villas with one these having a Jacuzzi.

The rooms are grouped as follows;

  • 15 Double rooms with King sized beds
  • 5 Twin rooms with 2 single beds in each
  • 2 Suites with King beds in master bed room and a connecting twin bed room

Room Facilities at Nyungwe Forest Lodge  

  • Air conditioning
  • Fire place
  • Private mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe (laptop size)
  • Private deck
  • International electric adaptors
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor shower
  • Flat LCD screen and digital satellite channels
  • International dial telephones
  • WiFi access

Facilities at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

  • Swimming pool
  • Poolside boma
  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Jacuzzi pool.
  • Boutique store.
  • Fitness Centre
  • Conference facilities with AV equipment taking 16 delegates maximum
  • Tea lounge.
  • Dining restaurant
  •  Private dining terrace.
  • Laundry service
  • Wireless internet in the main lodge building.

Safari Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Nyungwe Top View Hotel is a midrange lodge located the top of the hills on the margin of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Accommodation at Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel is presented in twelve (12) units comprising of four (4) twins along with eight (8) apartments. Read More

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Gisakura Guesthouse

Gisakura Guest House is a budget lodge located at 2km from the Rwanda Safari destination of Nyungwe National Park. It is near the tea estate of Gisakura along the Cyangungu road. Read More

Camping Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park

There are a range of campsites in Nyungwe Forest National Park which can ably serve the camping travelers on Rwanda tour.

Uwinka visitor center: Two (2) campsites exist at Uwinka visitor centre and these have showers, tents along with toilet. The water and fire wood can be provided on request.

Mt. Bigugu peak: The Mount Bigugu Campsite is located on the peak of Mount Bigugu with the capacity to serve four (4) people.  The visitors have to carry own water.

Congo-Nile Divide Trail: Congo – Nile Divide trail include three (3) campsites which provides overnight stay for the travelers adventuring along the Congo Nile divide trail.

Wilderness Campsites: The Wilderness Campsites are located in the interior of the Nyungwe forest jungle presenting a close touch with the typical wilderness. The visitors are supposed to carry own tents, sleeping bags, food along with firewood. A park ranger has to be hired for protection.

Safari Attractions in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest Park: Chimpanzees also known as Chimps together with the Bonobos are the two species of Pan Genus and along with the Gorillas, they form the only species of Great Apes that currently exist on the continent of Africa. Chimpanzees are recorded to be native to the Sub Saharan Africa. Read More

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Angolan/ black and white colobus:The Angolan colobus monkeys have a black fur on their body. Their faces are also black and are surrounded by locks of white hairs. The shoulders of the Angolan colobus have a white haired mantle, and also have black or white long tails with a white tail ending. Their tails can measure Read More

Chimpanzee in Nyungwe forest park

Nyungwe Forest canopy walk and hike:Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to east Africa’s 1st canopy walk. This canopy walk is not an activity for the faint hearted as it puts 50m above the ground above the tall tropical forest trees canopy. For those who can brave the height, this walk is so exhilarating as it opens you to sweeping Read More

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill

Birds in Nyungwe Forest Park:Nyungwe Forest National Park is a declared Important Bird Area by the Bird life International with a range of 275 bird species thriving in it. Being one of the largest montane forests in the region, Nyungwe Forest National Park features a great deal. Read More

mountain hiking in nyungwe forest park

Mountain Climbing in Nyungwe Forest:There are a range of thirteen (13) trails from which the travelers interested in Nature walks in Nyungwe Forest National Park can choose from.  The diverse landscapes of Nyungwe offer exciting hiking opportunities. Some of the trails include. Read More

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Flora & Fauna in Nyungwe Forest Park:Nyungwe Forest stands as the largest montane forest in the region of East Africa with more than 200 tree species along with 140 Orchid species of which eight (8) are endemic. Nyungwe Forest National Park features considerable medicinal plants like the California Bayberry and African Satinwood. Read More

Safari Activities in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Mountain Hiking in Nyungwe Forest

Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest: With the presence of a heathy chimpanzee population in Nyungwe forest, Nyungwe Forest National Park becomes a prime spot for primatologists and any other tourists to come here and track our close cousins with a 99% DNA similar to humans. Many of the chimpanzee communities in Nyungwe Forest National Park have been habituated to human presence hence they are friendly Read More

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Monkey tracking in Nyungwe Forest Park: With a presence of 12 monkey species where some of the species like the colobus monkeys can be found in strong groups of about 300 individuals within Nyungwe forest, this is indeed a tropical Pandora’s box waiting for you to open it and explore the various monkey species that call Nyungwe forest their home ranging from Angolan colobus, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys Read More

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill

Birding in Nyungwe Forest Park: Nyungwe forest is any birder’s haven given its 300 bird species with 27 endemics of the Albertine rift such as the Rwenzori turaco, grauer’s warbler other bird species in the nyungwe forest include the purple breasted sun bird, blue headed sunbird. All these and many more ply the skies and forest canopies of the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Read More

Chimpanzee in Nyungwe forest park

Nyungwe Forest canopy walk and hike: Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to east Africa’s 1st canopy walk. This canopy walk is not an activity for the faint hearted as it puts 50m above the ground above the tall tropical forest trees canopy. For those who can brave the height, this walk is so exhilarating as it opens you to sweeping views of the Nyungwe forest canopy for almost 360o, you will be in prime position to see some Read More

Accessing Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park can be accessed by both road and air transport means

Road transport: Nyungwe Forest National Park is located about 225km or 5-hour drive away from Kigali city Rwanda’s capital. It also lies 54km or a 1-1.5-hour drive from Cyangugu Rwanda Congo border post and 90km or 2-hour drive from Butare on Rwanda Burundi border.

Air transport: Air transport to Nyungwe Forest National Park has been made possible due to the presence of Kamembe airstrip and Akagera Aviation company that provides helicopter flights to and from Kigali international airport and Kamembe airstrip. The helicopters used by Akagera Aviation range from single passenger seater to 5 passenger seaters to cater for a group of travelers and are operated by well trained and experienced pilots.