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Nyungwe forest lodge, The only five star establishment within the Nyungwe National Park area

Nyungwe Forest Lodge Situated in Nyungwe Forest Reserve, this resort is 17.1 mi (27.6 km) from Nyungwe Forest National Park.

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 22 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Minibars and coffee makers are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge is built to blend in with the surrounding environment and is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest, home to 13 species of primate including Chimpanzees.

Reasons to visit Nyungwe Forest Lodge:

The only five star establishment within the Nyungwe National Park area
Variety of 13 primates species representing 20% of the African primates species
Black and White Colobus Monkeys are found in groups of up to 400 individuals, almost 10 times the maximum group size recorded anywhere else
More than 240 tree species in Nyungwe National Park
More than 140 orchid species
275 Bird species with 24 endemic to the Central African Highlands (Albertine Rift)
The Lodge & Rooms / Suites

The 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, home to 13 species of primate including Chimpanzees.

LODGE FACILITIES

Bistro with outdoor heated swimming pool
Boma area for outdoor dining and drinks
Relaxation retreat with 2 treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi pool
Gift boutique

Fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and free weights
Conference facilities with AV equipment accommodating up to 18 delegates
Tea lounge and bar
Restaurant including private room with private terrace
The main lodge building is wheelchair friendly with relevant facilities
Daily laundry service
Wireless internet access at main lodge building

ROOM/SUITE CONFIGURATION

All rooms and suites are forest facing
15 x King bedded luxury rooms sleeping a max of 2 adults each
7 x Twin bedded luxury rooms sleeping a max of 2 adults each
2 x King bedded suites (Both connect with a second twin bedded luxury room)

ROOMS / SUITES FEATURES

Fire place
Air conditioning
Private mini bar
Tea and coffee making facilities
Hairdryer
Electronic safe (laptop size)
International electric adaptors
Private deck
En-suite bathroom with indoor shower
International dial telephones
Flat LCD screen and digital satellite channels
Wireless Internet access
Guest Activities

The following activities can be arranged at an additional cost at the time of booking accommodation or upon arrival at the lodge.

Children under the age of fifteen (15) are not permitted to trek Chimpanzees, but are able to see the other primates and wonders of the forest.

Chimpanzee trekking
Black and White Colobus monkey trekking
Grey – cheeked Mangabey Trekking
Blue Monkey and Golden Monkey Trekking
Kamiranzovu Swamp walk
Kamiranzovu Waterfall walk
Various guided Walking trails from 1 hours to 7 hours
Bird watching walk
Cultural area walk with lodge guid

Tourism in Rwanda is one of the fastest growing sectors and is now the country’s leading foreign exchange earner, generating US$214 million in 2008, up by 54% on the previous year. Despite the genocide, the country is increasingly perceived internationally as a safe destination, and one million people are estimated to have visited the country in 2008, up from 826,374 in 2007. The country’s most popular tourist activity is the tracking of mountain gorillas, which takes place in the Volcanoes National Park. Other attractions include Nyungwe Forest, home to chimpanzees, Ruwenzori colobus and other primates, the resorts of Lake Kivu, and Akagera, a small savanna reserve in the east of the country.

The Express News

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