Nyungwe House, previously known as Nyungwe Forest Lodge, lies in a beautiful location on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park, in south-west Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a luxurious, sophisticated wilderness retreat perched at the edge of Nyungwe National Park in south-western Rwanda. You’ll no doubt have come here to see the local chimpanzees but you’ll want to stay for the sublime setting, the service and the spa.
At the centre of a tea plantation and reached via a rough track at the western extremity of Nyungwe forest. The red roof of Nyungwe House is practically invisible until you are almost upon it. A 20-minute drive from the Uwinka reception centre (the main access point for the National Park) and five hours from the Rwandan capital Kigali, this is the perfect place to base yourself for rainforest walks and primate trekking.
Small yet sumptuous is the key. The 22 rooms are arranged in five pods away from the main building, at the edge of the rainforest. Each has a forest-view balcony, lie-down-on-me-now four-poster bed, dark bamboo flooring and plenty of warm fabric on show. There’s a wood stove as well as air-conditioning. The bath is splendidly deep and there is a raft of Africology unguents to sample. A cloche of biscuits arrives at turn-down time and a rucksack is supplied for your hikes.
Nyungwe forest lodge has luxury facilities such as a gym and a swimming pool, and over looks the forest canopy so you are guaranteed some good views of the scenery in the area. It has comfortable luxury rooms, one of them even has a jacuzzi.
Board basis is full board and it includes meals. You can either dine outdoors, or in the restaurant, or in your room. There is access to WIFI, and telephone services, so you can communicate to people back home. There are also sate-lite TVs in the rooms to keep you in touch with the rest of the world.
Security at the Lodge is quite good, with very minimal threat of wild animals, and there are security guards day and night.
Guests at the lodge have the opportunity to go chimpanzee tracking, go on guided walking through Nyungwe forest, enjoy the canopy walk and birdwatching in Nyungwe forest national Park.
Transport to the park is provided and there is even a provision for helicopter rides to the airport.
Payment for hotel facilities can be made in US dollars, Pounds or Rwandese Francs.