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Nyungwe Forest Lodge

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Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Gwiza Kigali, Rwanda
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kigali, Rwanda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 2nd time staying at the lodge and i am never disappointed. I always enjoy the first class service, the staff are always so welcoming and smiling. The food is just extraordinaire, the chef outdoes himself, the menu is never the same. The rooms are so spacious and they have TV, an extra perk for staying in the... More 

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about this place. Gorgeous rooms, gorgeous lodge, superb food, and amazing surroundings. But what always truly makes a place in my mind is the staff. The staff here are fantastic and really go out of their way to make sure you have a great say. I felt very spoiled and very well looked after. A special... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a real find. Set in a beautiful tea plantation, it offers luxury villas on stilts, fine cuisine, peace and tranquillity, and the very best customer service. Hello to Christina from Kenya who was there to welcome me and lead me to the comfort of a log fire, while the short registration took place. A shuttle takes... More 

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Bodrum, Turkey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Rwanda’s most stylish hotel for sure, set in a lovely area surrounded by tea plantations and the rooms are truly lovely. But BEWARE……We were booked in for just one night (over a weekend) and all other rooms had been sold to the “East African Granite” conference; as a result we experienced a sub-standard buffet style lunch, at dinner... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was not expecting to stay in such a nice hotel at this place! Rooms are very nice and the hotels surroundings are stunning with a great main lodge and the spa can also be recommended. We actually skipped a trek in the forest to have more time to relax in the hotel.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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56 hotel reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed at the Nyungwe Rain Forest Lodge for four nights at the end of our 3 ½ week tour of Rwanda and Uganda. During this time we stayed in 9 different places including the amazing Apoka Lodge in Kidepo, enjoyed the quirky excellence of Ndali Lodge in Kibale and were blown away by the views and the team at... More 

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Dublin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nyungwe Forest Lodge feels like on of those places you might read about in an article about exotic and unusual places to stay around the world and it's a complete pleasure to visit. It is such a peaceful place, tucked into the tea plantations and surrounded by Nyungwe Forest. The rooms are up there with the best I've ever stayed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Luxury. Beautiful, well run lodge near Nyungwe Forest which is great for chimp trekking as well as Black and White Colobus monkeys (i really enjoyed this). I stayed two nights, but I wish it was four in order to enjoy the room and lodge. The public areas are well decorated with free wifi. The food was outstanding. The rooms are... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This lodge is amazing! It is truly a hidden gem! As you turn off the road into the rows of tea leaves surrounding the lodge, you enter a world that seems as if you have just discovered a secret no one else knows about. The lodge staff were amazing and greeted us as if we had just come home from... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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