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Most people enjoy travelling but it’s even more enjoyable to travel to one of the most fascinating destinations in the region. I had an opportunity to travel to Rwanda’s south western district of Gisakura. Should I still mention where? It has to be Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
This 5 star luxury lodge situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest National Park, the largest tract of mountain rain forest on the African continent offers a contemporary yet authentic African Experience to every visitor.
My first impression was the architectural work of this property. The luxurious suites are built from imported plantation logs and are all raised off the ground and forest facing, perfectly fitting harmoniously within its beautiful natural surroundings. The interior design of the lodge allows the rich colours of Africa to warm any soul.
The beauty of the lodge is supplemented by a passionate staff that made my stay very comfortable. Through several conversations with different people with different responsibilities at the lodge, I could easily tell the desire, love and pride of each one of them. From General manager to a casual labourer, very one is proud to be associated with Nyungwe forest Lodge and credit to them for the incredible work done to ensure quality service delivery and in my opinion the best customer care in the region.
The lodge offers fine African and international dishes to suit all palettes. In an inspiring setting, diners can choose an alfresco lunch at the pool or dine in the elegance of the main dining room. Private breakfasts can be arranged on the outside terrace overlooking the tea plantation and the forest. Regardless of your selection, you can be assured of fine fare, prepared with fresh ingredients and Rwandan flair.
Facilities include a heated rim flow swimming pool, Boma area for outdoor dining and drinks, relaxation retreat with two treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi pool, a fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and free weights, conference facilities with AV equipment accommodating 16 delegates, tea lounge and bar, restaurant with including private room with private terrace, daily laundry services, and wireless internet access.
Nyungwe National Park offers guests the opportunity to enjoy various activities upon arrival at the lodge. Activities on offer include the canopy walk, various trails and treks to see primates in their natural habitat. Persons under the age of 15 years are not permitted to go on the guided walks to the Chimpanzees, but are able to see the other primates and wonders of the forest.
All the luxury king bedded suites of the lodge contain International electric adaptors, Air conditioning, Private deck with forest view, Private mini bar, En-suite bathroom with indoor shower, Tea and coffee making facilities, International dial telephones, Hairdryer, Flat LCD screen and digital satellite channels and an electronic safe (Laptop size) for all your valuables.
This is a perfect destination for all those looking for comfort and class in one of the friendliest and most scenic countries in Africa. I had an unforgettable time at the lodge and the same experience awaits all of you.