Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Five-star luxury hotel set in a lush tea plantation not far from the entrance to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a five-star luxury hotel set in a lush tea plantation not far from the entrance to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The hotel is the best high-end option for those visiting Nyungwe forest.

The main building houses a bistro restaurant serving beautifully prepared regional and international dishes. Other facilities include a spa treatment room, gym, bar, conference room, outdoor boma (fenced seating area), gift shop and Wi-Fi internet access. The lodge features an outdoor heated swimming pool surrounded by a deck with good views across the tea plantations.

Accommodation is split between fifteen king bed rooms, seven twin rooms and two king bed suites, all beautifully designed with modern furnishings and plenty of space. All rooms are en suite and include an LCD TV, fireplace, air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, safety deposit box, international direct dial telephone and a private deck to relax on.


Restaurant, bar, Jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool, gift shop, laundry and room service, gym, air-conditioning, minibar, safety deposit box, TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone.

Local Wildlife

Chimpanzee tracking is the most popular activity in the park, yet there is an impressive total of 13 species of primate including L’Hoest’s mountain monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, Angolan black-and-white colobus, owl-faced monkey, and mona monkey. The park is home to a total of 86 mammal and 120 butterfly species as well as 5 species of chameleons and 280 birds including 26 central highland endemics.

Optional Activities

Chimpanzee and primate tracking in the Nyungwe Forest National Park. There are also many trails to explore plus an excellent canopy walkway.

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Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

To the best of our knowledge there are only two other canopy walkways in the whole of Africa and this is arguably the top one, so don’t miss your opportunity to be eye-level with Africa’s forest dwellers: you don’t know who will be looking back at you.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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