Exploring and accommodation in the Jungles is one of the most desirable things for any tourist who visits Rwanda and when it comes to Lodging facilities in Nyungwe Forest National Park, you will be totally amazed by what awaits you.

Sprawling in the South-western corner of the country for over 1020 square kilometers, Nyungwe Forest National park is the only and must-visit destination for tourists interested in seeing over 13 primate species including Common Chimpanzees while on a safari in Rwanda. Besides the primates, you will be amazed by the 300 species of birds and over 75 mammal species that call this National Park home.

With such beauty in terms of sights and sounds, you would desire a comfortable Lodge to make your safari in Rwanda unforgettable. Not only that, after a long busy day of exploring the attractions in Nyungwe Forest National Park, tourists would long to come back to a comfortable place of sleep, unwind and relish a cold drink in an open place or a private balcony that offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. The Lodging facilities in this destination can fulfill that desire.

Beautiful things don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, hence the accommodation facilities in Nyungwe Forest National Park are ravishing yet have very affordable rates for the rooms and these include;

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

If you desire a luxury and stupendous facility, then Nyungwe Forest Lodge is the perfect choice. This facility offers comfortable places of stay while at the same time the breathtaking views of the canopies of Nyungwe Forest.  Accommodation at this place is in form of 6 red brick cottages and 22 luxury rooms with state of art furniture to make the tourist’s stay memorable. This luxury Lodge also has two breathtaking Presidential suites in separate Villas and one of them offers a Jacuzzi.

Nestled at the Heart of the Forest to fit harmoniously with the natural surroundings, this Lodge boasts of comfortable rooms with each featuring a fireplace, International electric adaptors, air conditioning, private decks, tea and coffee making facilities, Flat screen LCD screen with digital satellite channels, electric safe, wifi access, private mini bar, ensuite bathrooms with an indoor shower, hair dryer, International dial telephone and tourists relish the magnificent views of the Forest and the vast surrounding Tea plantation (at the edge of the Park).  It was opened in 2011 and features other facilities such as a swimming pool, a cozy lounge and a dining area where you can enjoy some of the finger-licking meals served.

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

This mid-range facility is found at just 5 minutes drive off the main road and features a picturesque hill-top setting at the surrounding of the verdant Nyungwe Forest. Opened in 2011, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel offers simple but exquisite accommodation in a serene location hence an ideal place for tourists who desire to explore the numerous natural wonders in this National Park.

It is made of 12 exquisite rooms including 8 double and 4 that are twin-bedded with each of them containing a sitting area, en-suite bathroom, fireplace and a balcony that offers spectacular views of sunset and sunrise over the surrounding verdant forest. Besides the views of Nyungwe Forest, guests to this Lodge are guaranteed of enjoying the phenomenal views of vast tea plantations, Lake Kivu, several Virunga Volcanoes and Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel takes pride in its wonderful facilities such as a restaurant with a large terrace perfect for unwinding after enjoying a hefty meal. Guests can relax in the gardens or balconies as they sip cold drinks or relish camp fires in the evening while being entertained in invigorating dances by the locals. Some of the key activities to enjoy while at this place include chimpanzee tracking, Forest Canopy walks, nature walks/hiking to the waterfalls and sighting of several primate and bird species.

Gisakura Guesthouse

Sometimes known as ORTPN Rest house, Gisakura Guesthouse is situated 2 kilometers outside Nyungwe Forest National Park nearby Gisakura Tea Estate, at the exact road from the Park to Rusizi-former Cyangugu. This budget accommodation has sparsely furnished yet comfortable rooms with shared toilets and showers, but sparklingly clean. While at this facility, tourists easily access to the waterfall trail where several Colobus and vervet monkey troops are found and the fascinating Canopy walk where several birds and primate species can be encountered. There are 12 rooms divided in three distinctive categories that include Twin, Triple and double rooms although hot showers and electric heaters are a must.  This Facility also features a well stocked bar that serves most of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer and wines, and a restaurant on-site that serves all your meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

In conclusion, After a long day in the Jungles of Nyungwe for Chimpanzee tracking, hiking/nature walks or birding, a tourist deserves to go back to a comfortable accommodation facility to unwind, rest, enjoy a cold drink or a heft delicious meal hence Gisakura Guesthouse, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel and Nyungwe Forest Lodge all exist to offer memorable experiences to Visitors.