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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...remarkable Rwanda! If you are time poor then Akagera Aviation's helicopters are the way to get around the land of a thousand hills. And into Nyungwe Forest Lodge - by air! Incredible experience. The Lodge is 5 star: the suites stylishly furnished and the beds ever so comfortable.

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Gembloux, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there end of July with my family of 6 so we had a family suite and a regular room. Kids jaws dropped the moment they stepped in their rooms, this was an absolute 5 stars experience for them, they loved it! The welcome cocktail was delicious, the lounge cosy, the setting stunning and the food very nice too.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend for one night in August. The landscape is something you truly have to see (you can walk around or borrow a bike and head to the tea factory). The hills and mountains surrounding the lodge make for one of the most scenic sights i've seen. The lodge itself is stunning, rooms are spectacular and... More

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Stony Brook, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in the ideal location for chimpanzee tracking and hiking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is nestled into a working tea plantation with stunning views of the forest and a quiet, peaceful ambiance. The rooms are extremely luxurious, and the food was absolutely delicious. All of the staff were kind and attentive, and they offer (huge)... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike the insanely expensive lodges around Virunga NP, this is one great hotel that is still reasonably priced - even more so with a resident visa. The main lounge is fantastic for tea come rain, and the plunge pool a great place to cool down after a long hike in the forest. Some issues with having enough hot water in... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel nestled in a tea plantation boardering the forest. Each group of 4 bungalows are beautifully appointed with all the 5 star amenities you could ask for. Sitting on the balcony provides stunning views of wild life, especially birds. The main reception dining room is stunning with open fire and very helpful staff. We did two... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location just at the boarder of the rain forest. Really a 5-star experience, including all the amenities that you would like. Apart from doing the chimpanzees and colobus monkey trekking, visit the local tee factory. If you do the canopy walk, bring the bikes so you can ride back down to the lodge.

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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything perfect. Except for expensive wine. Compared to the wine quality and the overall standard of the Lodge. Can especially recommend the Spa. And all the guided activities, including the guided tour at the local Tea Factory......

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was a great place to stay while primate trekking. The main building and guest rooms have a great design sense. The staff was awesome -- very helpful and engaging. Food was very good. I love the way the grounds are all part of the tea plantation providing great ambience.

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Juneau, Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This truly is a first class property. Set on tea plantation the vistas are magnificent. The staff is very accommodating, both at reception and in restaurant, and interior decorating and architecture is very interesting. From small things like hot hand towels at arrival to heated towel racks to big things like location and feeling like you are in a special... More

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Address: Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Western Province > Gafunzo
Hotel Class:5 star — Nyungwe Forest Lodge 5*
Also Known As:
Nyungwe Forest Hotel Kigali

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The lodge is the only five star establishment within the Nyungwe National Park area. It lies in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest and comprises of 20 luxurious rooms and two Presidential Suites – with 2bedrooms – luxurious suites, one with a Jacuzzi, each equipped with private decks with views overlooking the vast forest terrain. Lodge facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a boma for outdoor dining and sundowners, a restaurant with private terrace, a tea lounge and bar, a relaxation retreat with two treatment rooms, plus a fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and weights. The lodge also offers the latest in Wi-Fi technology with exclusive conferences facilities accommodating up to 18 delegates. Furthermore, the main lodge is wheelchair friendly with relevant facilities. ... more   less 
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