Lodges and hotels / Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park/ Where to stay.
There are different accommodation facilities / lodges and hotels available in Nyungwe national park and these include the luxury ones, the midrange which are slightly cheaper and the budget hotels for those on a tight budget. One thing worth mentioning is that is that, no matter where you spend the night, you will still have an amazing time especially when you meet the primates or go for any other activity offered there. Some of the hotels include;
Nyungwe House – Nyungwe Forest Lodge
This is a super luxury accommodation facility located in the remote area along the boundaries of Nyungwe forest in the South- western side of Rwanda. This lodge is composed of 24 beautifully designed self contained rooms with balconies giving a very clear and beautiful view of the forest canopy from one side of the forest and on the other side is a large tea-plantation. Although Rwandans and the wildlife there are still dealing with the impacts of the past civil war and genocide that happened in 1990, they have other tourists attractions that array of about 13 primate species that live
in Nyungwe Rainforest National Park and these include the likes of chimpanzees.
It was the very first 5 star lodge to be built in this region. These 24 rooms are subdivided into villas and each villa has 4 rooms. More to these are 2 presidential suites and each of them is located in a private villa with a private Jacuzzi thus making it a really beautiful place worth spending your night. It is a really beautiful lodge suitable for the luxury and the international travelers as well as the honeymooners too. The rooms have modern and beautiful decoration and some traditional craft works. After a long day, you can spend some quality time at your private decks enjoying the view of the forest canopy. With the amenities provided by this lodge the one and only Nyungwe House, in such a remote place this makes it one of the most luxurious hotel around. For more information about this lodge follow this link. Read more lodge and hotels.
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel opened up in February 2011 and it was built on top of one of those hills in Nyungwe. It has a total of 12 well built and self contained cottages, it is has some of the most beautiful views in the region around Nyungwe Forest because it is on top of a hill and it’s also
strategically located since it’s so near the park headquarters and only 5 minutes away from the main road using a rough road. Once at the lodge, you will be amazed by the beautiful view that includes the tea plantations.
All the rooms in the hotel are well maintained, they are all very spacious with private balconies which offer a great picturesque views. They have comfortable beds in queen and king sizes and all this just so you can find the hotel which ensures your comfort while there. All rooms are traditionally built using the local materials that are locally acquired. There is the round house where you can all converge and relax from after a long day and this room well furnished with those modern sofas. Read more
ORTPN Rest House – Gisakura Guest House
This is also called Gisakura guest house. It is located in the southwestern side of Rwanda close to this vast Nyungwe tropical forest blessed with a really high canopy and it is also the largest montane forest in the whole of East and Central Africa. Gisakura Guesthouse offers basic accommodation to travelers that are not willing to spend a lot but still wish to enjoy the beauty of the place and the nature that surrounds the lodge.
There are 12 rooms at this hotel, they are built in a simple way using local materials and with shared bathrooms. Rooms are built with bricks, timber/ wood and then floors are tiled o make the look a bit modern. While there, you will realize that you will be less interested in the how the rooms are because you spend most of time admiring the beautiful scenery and you can take a short nature walk with a guide. You will be surprised by what nature offers, there is lots and lots flora which include the old mahoganies, there are those very tall ebonies and really giant fern trees and then there are the orchids as well as the epiphytes clinging to tree branches. Read More- lodges and hotels .