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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clive, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful retreat is located in the middle of a tea plantation sorrounded by the Nyungwe Rain Forest. The rooms re wonderful, the food delicious and the staff is very attentive. The lodge is on the edge of Nungwe National Park which offer Chimpanzee treks, bird and orchid hikes and a strenuoushike to visit the source of the Nile River.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really one to make you relax. A fantastic location - the lodge is literally place into the tea plantation without it sticking out like a sore thumb. The main lodge area is placed at slight elevation so that you can look over the tea plantations into the edges of the forest beyond. There are fireplaces outside and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at Nyungwe Forest Lodge and had a great experience. The staff were attentive and made an effort to make sure all our needs were met. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There are no towns nearby, so there isn't a lot to do outside of the grounds, with the exception of the excellent chimpanzee experience, and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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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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73 helpful votes 73 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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