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Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Places To Stay in Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda

Nyungwe forest lodge – Luxury;

nyungwe-forest-lodgeNyungwe forest lodge is well constructed/designed in the manner that it fits harmoniously within its delightful natural environ of Nyungwe forests. The lodge offers luxury/ upmarket visitors excellent five star lodging services and facilities with features of local culture, fluently fused with quality service and African courtesy. The lodge is located in Gisakura, a working tea plantation, conveniently found on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge has a total of twenty two (22) luxury rooms which are positioned in six (6) wooden villas of four (4) rooms each. In addition to the above, are the two presidential suites built in separate villas with one of these having a Jacuzzi. Being a luxury lodge suited in the heart of Nyungwe, the lodge’s rooms are modern fit-outs and well-designed/decorated with traditional touches. Each room is equipped with private decks which offer views overlooking the vast forest terrain. All the lodge are equipped with the following features; Air conditioner, Private deck, Hairdryer, Electronic safe (laptop size), En-suite bathroom with indoor shower, WiFi access, Fire place, Flat LCD screen and digital satellite channels, International electric adaptors among other interesting features.

The luxury lodge’s dining areas are constructed with a wood-fenced area equipped with tables as well as chairs around an open fire which offers a unique location for outdoor dining and sundowners, as well as a restaurant with a private terrace, a tea lounge and a bar. Meals take places.

The lodge has spacious events and conference room with better conference amenities and facilities which are suitable for any king of business meetings, birth day, get together parties among others.

The lodge also organizes excursion activities and among these includes walking and trekking in the National Park. Note that the lodge can organize any kind of activities that suits your individual needs or interests.

Nyungwe forest lodge offers to the guests staying in the lodge a number of amenities and facilities like Swim in the heated rim-flow swimming pool with views into the rainforest .At the pool side visitors can socialize while enjoying the sights of the green lush forest species. The lodge has treatment rooms and Jacuzzi pool where visitors can relax and refresh their bodies.

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel – Mid-Range -Budget


Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel was officially opened in February 2011 and it has the most beautiful views in the Nyungwe Forest area. Located five minutes’ drive off a main road, up a very rough and steep dirt track, it is set on top of a hill with views across numerous tea plantations, and close to the headquarters of Nyungwe National Park.
The main areas at Nyungwe Top View have a large, two-tiered rondavel with a phenomenally high roof. Although a rondavel is usually a traditionally built round house, this building provides a rather more modern take on the theme. The ground floor, where one will find the reception, is sparsely furnished with a few modern angular sofas and walls adorned with traditional Rwandan murals. Circular wicker lights hang from the ceiling and dark tiled stairs lead you up to a mezzanine balcony.
Glass doors at the front of the rondavel open onto Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel’s beautifully kept lawn. On each side of this is a row of six red-brick cottages. Each of these double or twin cottages houses a small lounge area at the front, with terracotta-tiled floors, a sofa, chair and coffee table, and a fireplace which can be lit for you on cold evenings. Although the furniture is different in every cottage, it is always angular and modern, and not of great quality, so it appears to be wearing quite quickly.
The bedrooms are quite sparse, furnished only with a bed and some hanging space for clothes, but they have plenty of space and were spotlessly clean. There are no fans or air con but the team here will put hot-water bottles in your beds on cooler nights.

The Lodge‘s dining area is situated in the second floor, with tables and chairs set on a rather out-of-place black-tiled floor, and a sweeping veranda with tables and chairs of steel and moulded plastic. The views from here are stunning and on clear days you can even see Lake Kivu and the volcanoes of the Congo beyond. There is also a bar on this level made almost entirely from bottle tops, giving it a bright, very kitsch look: almost Art Deco. It really was a piece of art and probably our favorite part of the hotel.

The tiled bathrooms each have a sink, toilet and shower and some also have baths. Towels are provided but toiletries are not.

The activities offered at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel are mainly those carried out at Nyungwe Park. These include trekking out to see the Ruwenzori colobus monkeys, trekking the chimpanzees, birding walks, and – for adventurous travellers – the high canopy walk.

Gisakura Guest House- Budget


Gisakura Guest House is situated in just a walkable distance of two kilometers outside the Nyungwe National Park close to the Gisakura Tea Estate precisely on the road from Park to Rusizi former Cyangugu.

The guest house is budget facility offering extremely cheap and comfortable accommodation services to visitors. The rooms in the lodge are of three (3) types facilitated /furnished with shower and hot water. The lodge is the best place for visitors interested in exploring the parkwith very helpful, hospitable staff due to its convenient location close to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) office former ORTPN and RDB Reception for chimpanzee tracking or for any other visit in Nyungwe National Park.

Spending a night at the guest house implies that visitors has easy access to the Waterfall Trail, Canopy walk, Colobus troop living on the Gisakura Tea Estate, Vervet monkeys, a fair variety of birds are present in the small patch of forest in front of the Guest-house and many other trails in Park.

Guest who are planning to stay in the guest house are requested to book their rooms in advance and confirm one week before coming because it gives an assurance to the Guests of the availability of rooms or other service needed.


Room Type Rates in USD

Twin rooms US$43

Double rooms US$64

Triple room US$85