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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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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Stony Brook, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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Additional Information about Nyungwe Forest Lodge

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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