Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Reviews of Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 10 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have visited Nyungwe Forest Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Excellent place, I just wished that the wine quality was inline with the price - 70$ for a wine where not even the grapes are defined and 165$ for an ordinary Sancerre is way too much

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Mr R. from Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 26-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Nyungwe Forest Lodge is lovely, beautifully located on the edge of the rainforest. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Chimp trekking takes up a large part of the day, so allow extra time to simply appreciate the surroundings and go on some excellent-sounding walks directly from the lodge.

Without appearing to be trivial, there are a couple of points to mention. The rooms are clustered together in threes and our neighbour's bathroom extractor fan discharged directly - and noisily - onto our balcony, drowning out the beautiful natural sounds of the rainforest. It stayed on as long as they had their light on. The main reception and restaurant building has awful, unnecessary piped music.

On two consecutive days, we were the only people at Nyungwe getting up at 4am to go and trek to the chimps, yet on both days we returned at lunchtime to find our rooms were being cleaned, so we were unable to enter, use the loo, get out of muddy clothes etc. This could be better organised.

For a 5* hotel, there is a very limited menu and there is a strange set-up where you have to order all courses at the same time, whether you know you want dessert or not.

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Miss F & Mr H from York
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Very modern hotel, slight out of place in the tea planation.

No bar - probably due to low season which was disappointing as a good place to share experiences with other travellers.

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Mr & Mrs M from Herts
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Initially had planned to use the time we had here to relax after Gorilla treks, but having seen this beautiful location decided to explore more of it, ended up going out every day (went home very tired!), had a fantastic time here. Would recommend.

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Mr & Mrs L - Cambridge
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Fabulous location and staff. Most meals were really good, except one where the meat was very chewy and the cheesecake desert extremely heavy (not 5*). Staff very attentive.

Cleaning of boots after treks would be welcomed.

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Mrs M and Miss H from Bucks
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Beautiful resort and fabulous rooms.

Service was first class but food, although beautifully, presented was very average

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Mr & Mrs C - Avon
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

The colobus monkey trip was slightly disappointing, as you can see them from the hotel grounds as the viewing area was within the tea plantation.

The chimpanzee and the canopy walk was very enjoyable.

More information about other trips whilst planning our trip would have been helpful, ( hiking trips)

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The F family from London
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

very good but a bit impersonal

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nyungwe Lodge is wonderful once you get there

The journey to lodge consisted of 6 hours driving the last three on a very bad bumpy road. Once there we realised we were at a special lodge. The service was very good and attentive and the staff from manager down were incredibly helpful and friendly.

The hikes to colobus monkeys, chimps and waterfall were fantastic. Watching monkeys in forest from our room every afternoon was magical.
Food was good and well served.

The only negative was the heated pool was not heated. A shame as the pool was fantastic.

We did not do the Canopy sky walk as it involved a 45 minute drive each way on bad roads and was not operational if raining.

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Mr T & Ms G from Kent
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

A beautiful lodge in a stunning location. Great food and lovely staff.

Fantastic view from the infinity pool. Highly recommended.

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