Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park
There are several options for your stay at Nyungwe Forest.
There are camping facilities at Uwinka, if tourists choose to stay the night in the forest.
There are also limited number of rooms in a small cabin at Uwinka that may be available to rent. Tourists should plan to bring their own food with them for their stay at Uwinka in the forest.
Proceed to Gisakura and the PCFN office to check in and reserve a campsite or cabin space at Uwinka. Tourists may also stay at the guest house in Gisakura, and return each day to hike in the forest, an easy 40 minute drive.
Lastly, there are several hotels and restaurants in Cyangugu, a town about an hour drive from Gisakura along the border with DRC.
Gisakura Guest House is just outside the forest and offers basic but comfortable accommodation and the new accommodation in Nyungwe is the Nyungwe Forest Lodge, a more expensive but very nice luxery place to stay.
NYUNGWE FOREST LODGE
A haven for primates in Africa’s largest mountain rainforest – right at your doorstep.
Designed to fit harmoniously within its beautiful natural surroundings, Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers guests exceptional 5 star comfort and ensures an experience rich in local culture, fluently fused with quality service and African courtesy. The lodge is situated in Gisakura, a working tea plantation, on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park. The Nyungwe Forest is the largest mountain rainforest on the African continent with over 13 different species of primates, representing 20% of all the apes in Africa.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge consists of 22 luxury rooms which are situated in 6 wooden villas of four rooms each. There are also two presidential suites in separate villas with one of these having a Jacuzzi. This is a luxury lodge and as such the rooms are modern fit-outs and well decorated with traditional touches. Each room is equipped with private decks which offer views overlooking the vast forest terrain.
Room / Suite Configuration:
15 x King bedded luxury rooms sleeping a max of 2 adults each
5 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
Private mini bar
Tea and coffee making facilities
Electronic safe (laptop size)
International electric adaptors
Swim in the heated rim-flow swimming pool with views into the rainforest.
Socialise at the poolside boma, ideal for sundowners, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the forest.
Pamper yourself in the relaxation retreat with 2 treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi pool.
Select mementos and gifts for friends and loved ones in the boutique store.
Keep trim in the fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and free weights.
Get down to business in the conference facilities with AV equipment accommodating up to 16 delegates.
Enjoy refined style and service in the tea lounge.
Spoil your taste buds in the all day dining restaurant or enjoy exclusivity on the private dining terrace.
Laundry service for people on the go.
Stay connected with Wireless internet access at main lodge building.
The main lodge building is wheelchair friendly with relevant facilities.