Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

This stunning luxury lodge, built to blend in with the surrounding environment, is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest. The decor is stylish and modern with all the comforts of an international hotel. The views from its elevated position are to die for and there are plenty of terraces and outdoor seating areas to soak up the atmosphere from. There is also a fabulous infinity pool.

Lodge Highlights

When to go
All Year Round
From $800 pp All Inclusive
Mountain Gorilla
Ideal Stay
Minimum 5 Nights

Nyungwe Forest Lodge Booking Seasons

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Peak Mid Low

Stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Opened in March 2010, and situated on a working tea plantation, on the edge of Nyungwe National Park, East Africa’s largest tract of protected high altitude rain forest, Nyungwe Forest Lodge is recognized by, among others, the International Hotel Awards as being one of Rwanda’s finest luxury lodges.

Praised for the quality of its design, the use of ecologically sound materials, Nyungwe Forest Lodge shared areas include a restaurant, bistro, tea lounge, bar, gym, conference centre and shop, whilst outside there a heated swimming pool with views across the reserve. Characterised by open spaces, wood panelling, stone flooring and well-chosen pieces of local art, the look throughout is very eco-chic. Please note that the main lodge has full wheelchair access with all the relevant facilities.


At Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Forest Lodge has a choice of beautiful Luxury Rooms and Suites all of which face the forest and have a private balcony or terrace. All rooms and suites have ensuite bathrooms with shower and feature a fireplace, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, WiFi, small safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Dining options at Nyungwe Forest Lodge include a restaurant which has a private area and private terrace. There is also a bistro, a tea lounge / bar as well as the boma – a great place for outdoor dining and drinks.

There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a lovely Relaxation room where guests can indulge themselves with a range of beauty treatments after a long day trekking through the wilderness. For the more active there is a Fitness Centre with treadmill, cycle and free weights. A gift boutique is on site.

The Experience

At Nyungwe Forest Lodge

During your stay you can expect to soak up the unforgettable moments, from private dining on your elevated deck and swimming in the idyllic infinity pool, to al fresco couples' treatments at the spa and evening gatherings around the fire pit. 5 hour drive from Kigali through scenic countryside, a 35 min RwandAir flight, followed by a 45 min transfer or a a helicopter charter to the heli-pad which is within walking distance from reception. Mountain biking; canopy-walking; trekking, up-close wild encounters with rare primates, butterflies, exotic birds and indigenous flora and interactions with the local people. Wonderful cuisine can be enjoyed in the boma, the restaurant, and terrace or in the private dining area. Children are welcome; however they must be over the age of 15 to track the chimpanzees.


Things to do at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

  • Guided Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Picnics and Sundowners
  • Chimpanzee Treks
  • Gorilla Treks
  • Walks across the Kamiranzovu Swamps and Waterfall
  • black and white colobus monkey treks

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Physical Address:
Fourways Junction Estate
Iris Court 1
House number 12

Phone numbers
Landline +254 (0) 20785 7506
Office Mobile +254 709 746 254
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