Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Found in the south west of Rwanda and on the outskirts of Nyungwe Forest National Park, lies Nyungwe Forest Lodge, an excellent base from which to explore all the National Park has to offer including wild chimpanzees. As mankind's closest relative, watching their social interactions is a fascinating if not a little poignant at times. The lodge overlooks a tea plantation and the vast forest canopy, surrounded by the sounds of hundreds of different bird species.

One of the best hotels in Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers a strong range of facilities, with guests able to pamper themselves in two treatment rooms and a relaxing Jacuzzi or stay in shape with free weights, exercise bikes and treadmills in the fitness suite. The hotel offers a number of services in the main guest area. Guests should expect a restaurant, outdoor heating swimming pool and bistro.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers 15 luxury rooms with king size beds, 7 twin luxury rooms and 2 suites, both of which interconnect with a twin room and both of which feature king size beds. Each room includes air conditioning, electronic safe, tea/ coffee making facilities, mini bar, en suite bathroom and shower, wireless internet connection, LCD flat screen TV and satellite channels.

Getting There

5 hour drive from Kigali through scenic countryside or a short domestic flight on RwandAir from Kigali to Kamembe Airport followed by an approximately 1 hour drive to the lodge. There is also a helicopter charter on offer to the heli-pad which is within walking distance from reception.


Chimp trekking, monkey trekking (black and white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey and blue and golden monkey), nature walks, birding and cultural interaction.

Read what our previous clients thought of Nyungwe Forest Lodge

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Susan Campbell & John McKinney

Fabulous. Way exceeded our expectations. Beautiful setting, excellent food. Amazing service. Absolutely no complaints.

01/11/2016 Read full trip review

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Anjali Oberai & Tracy Laing

Beyond amazing. Loved the lodge and surroundings. Hikes in the forest were a highlight.

08/09/2015 Read full trip review

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