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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed three nights here in September and it was amazing. The lodge rooms are enormous - two of us each had our own fully-appointed "wing" - allowing for total quiet and relaxation on the edge of the forest. The food is amazing, with a new gourmet menu selected by the chefs daily (though the wine / drinks are a bit... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only 5 star accommodation in Rwanda and it does live up to its name. The lodge is immaculate in its design and decorum. The room are huge and top of the line equipped. It has all the amenities that a top of the notch hotel should have and all of this while maintainig and environmental outlook. This... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wow....this property blew me away. Nestled among the tea bushes on a tea plantation, the setting is lovely and serene and the hotel is a design winner. The decor takes the setting into account and is very creative and locally crafted. The main building offers lounges, a bar, a restaurant, outdoor patios, gift shop and a nice executive board room... More

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Louisville, KY
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Absolutely first-class, five-star property about 5 hours by car from Kigale. Everything said is true. Beautiful rooms surrounded by Nyungwe Forest and in the middle of a working tea plantation. The tea plants are literally 10 feet from the main lodge; the paths to the cottages are thru the rows of plants! Lodge is gorgeous, meals superb. Fires in main... More

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New York City, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Nyungwe Forest lodge was by far the best accommodation I found during my stay in Rwanda and Uganda (covering 6 different lodges in cities and national parks). The Nyungwe Forest Lodge is located near the entrance of the Nyungwe Forest National Park in southern Rwanda. It is situated in the center of a tea plantation with incredible views of... More

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Arrived by helicopter - taking in the breathtaking views of the vast tea plantations and the 'mille collines' en route. A great way to arrive. The lodge is gorgeous, location among the tea plantations and the rain forest stunning. Rooms beautiful, superbly appointed and fabulously comfy beds - best sleep of the trip! Food and beverage disappointing. For the price... More

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La Spezia, Italy
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

First, let me say this is a beautiful place, well laid out and maintained. There remain a few quirks of design and service that could be fixed, but it's Africa, and a long way from anywhere. - More and better vegetarian options. - Wine prices seemed high. Of course I don't drink wine, and the beer was cheap! - Why... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

...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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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Address: Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Western Province > Gafunzo
Hotel Class:5 star — Nyungwe Forest Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Nyungwe Forest Hotel Kigali

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