Safari Lodges/Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National park

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May 18, 2020
Safari Lodges/Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National park

Travelers on Rwanda safarisRwanda safaris to Nyungwe Forest National Park have a long list of top lodges and accommodation facilities for overnight stays. YES, a variety budget, midrange and luxury lodges have been established in and around Nyungwe Forest National Park to serve travelers with first class food and sleeping services. All lodge are located a short distance from the park headquarters with ease transfers to and from the treks. The cost of accommodation in Nyungwe Forest depends on the category of the lodge you choose. However travelers are assured of quality services at any lodge booked with Gorilla Trek Africa. List of top lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park include:

One and Only Nyungwe House:

Lodges in Nyungwe Forest

One and only Nyungwe House

Situated in the heart of Nyungwe Forest National Park, the one and only Nyungwe Forest (former Nyungwe Forest Lodge) is a five star luxury lodge in Nyungwe Forest. The green tea plantations surrounding Nyungwe House give it beautiful scenic views. One and Only Nyungwe House has 22 luxury rooms. The room amenities include a flat screen, a siting area, private balcony, charging sockets, fireplace, Electronic Safe, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi Access and private desk. The conference hall offers you a best place for holding business and other meetings.
The activities to do while staying at One and Only Nyungwe House include chimpanzee trekking, Colubus trekking, Canopy walk, Bird watching, Forest/Nature walks, waterfall hiking and scenic viewing among others.

Over the top ….
Just close your eyes and image a beautiful, modern, yet classic wooden house (resort) situated on top of a large tea plantation bordering with the Nuyngwe National Rainforest. It is not easy to get there, but once you are there, you are in paradise. The rest of our time staying there will go down in history of our travels. Our every need was catered with great care and hospitality. We brought our toddler with us and the staff genuinely loved interacting with her, in fact my daughter knew the name of all the staff. My husband had to be on a no salt diet and all of his meals were made just for him. The view of the rainforest from the resort is just breathtaking especially after the rain. It is a place to relax and get away from the city. Highly recommend! Big thank you to Bonita who introduced this resort to us.

“We had an amazing time at One & Only. It’s the best place we have stayed so far – the setting is beyond imagination, the rooms with tremendous attention to detail – most comfortable beds ever. The staff shows great level of hospitality and the cool deserves an extra bravo for the excellent meals served. It’s an investment – but we saw it as a once in a lifetime excursion – and it was worth it!”


Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National ParkGisakura Guest House

Gisakura Guest House is located roughly 2 kilometers from Nyungwe Forest National park. The rooms at the guest house include Chimpanzee double room, Canopy walk double room, Waterfall, Single bed, Colubus Triple room, Monkey Triple room, Turaco Twin room, and Turaco Twin room,
Worth it for the hospitality
Stayed here for two nights and could not thank all of the staff enough, particularly Joesph and Steven. The facilities are simple yet clean, and comfortable. I was in the single room, which had a shared bathroom. The shower was nice and hot. Wi-Fi was available and worked really well in the dining area. Breakfast is basic, coffee is excellent and dinner is a nice home cooked meal for a great price. Joesph and Steven went the extra mile in helping me get transport to the waterfall and the canopy in the national park (all very achievable and affordable for a solo traveller/backpacker) and was father helped on my day of departure getting the bus to Gisenyi. Really recommend this place for the hospitality and closeness to the national park.

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Where to stay in Nyungwe ForestWith a high roof overlooking Nyungwe Forest, local communities and other neighboring communities. The hotel has 12 spacious rooms each with a private balcony, fireplace, coffee table, a small lunge, showers, sitting area, fireplace, TV screen and charging sockets. The balcony overlooks Nyungwe Forest, Virunga Volcanoes and neighboring local communities. The activities to do staying at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel include chimpanzee trekking, forest walks, monkey trekking, bird watching and waterfall hiking among others.

Lovely stay at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
We stayed for one night to do the Canopy Trek one day and the Chimpanzee Trek the next. The location was perfect. The staff is terrific. Very pleasant, kind and helpful. The food was good. The rooms are very comfortable and enjoyable with a living space with beautiful views. Our only regret was that we could not stay two nights instead of one. We will be back!

About Nyungwe Forest National park
Ranked as the best-preserved Afromontane forest, Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in southwestern Rwanda in the borders of Rwanda and Burundi. The rainforest was established into a park in 2004 to conserve endangered chimpanzees and diversify tourism products in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest National park is home to 13 primates, 85 mammal species 275 bird species, 32 amphibians, and 1068 plant species. The primate species in Nyungwe Forest National park include

1. Grey cheeked Mangabey
2. Common chimpanzee
3. Ruwenzori Colubus
4. L’Hoest Monkey
5. Olive Baboon
6. Ruwenzori Colubus
7. Silver Monkeys
8. Golden Monkesy
9. L’Hoest Monkey
10. Red tailed Monkeys
11. Vervet Monkeys
12. Hamlyn’s Monkey
13. Dent’s Mona Monkey
Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of 3 major national parks in Rwanda bring large crowds of travelers from all over the world to this small country. The things to see and do in Nyungwe Forest National Park include:
• Chimpanzee trekking
• Colubus trekking
• Canopy walk
• Waterfall hiking
• Bird watching
• Nature/Forest walks
• Community visits among others
All bookings for tourist activities and accommodation services in Nyungwe Forest National park can be done through Gorilla Trek Africa the number of Safari Company in Rwanda and the whole of East Africa.