Nyungwe Forest Lodge

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Why we like it

  • Track for chimpanzees Black and White Colubus monkeys, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, blue and golden monkeys
  • Guided walks, bird watching and walking trails
  • Heated infinity pool water which overlooks the jungle
  • Boma for outdoor dining and drinks
  • 'Relaxation retreat' with two treatment rooms and Jacuzzi
  • Children under 15 are not permitted to trek chimpanzees but are able to see the other primates in the forest

A&K Top Tip

If you are looking to splash out, opt for one of the two presidential suites in separate villas on wooden stilts. All the rooms have views to the Nyungwe forest canopy from the verandahs.

Guest Testimonial

I tracked the Susa group which is the one I really wanted to see - it was almost as if gorillas were tumbling out of every bush, shrub and even at times they seemed to fall from the sky.

- MM, Edinburgh

The Nyungwe Forest Lodge is located in an expansive tea plantation on the edge of Nyungwe Forest, overlooking the forest canopy in a ridge below. With 13 different species of primate including chimpanzees, and 275 bird species, Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a spectacular destination for safari enthusiasts. There are 24 spacious and contemporary en-suite rooms, all with air-conditioning, private verandah and open fireplace for a cosy warmth at night.

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Fly to

Kigali via Nairobi

Flying time

10 hours 10 minutes

Time difference

GMT +2 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

July - September, December - January


The driest months in Rwanda are between July and September and from December to January. The rains tend to fall between April and May and then again from October to November. However, trekking for gorillas involves entering the rainforests so you need to be prepared to get wet and muddy most of the year.

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