No one expects, visiting Rwanda, a small country in the heart of the Great Lakes Region, which experienced the horrors of the genocide in 1994, finding a spectacular luxurious lodge. If you ever dream of calm, pleasure and especially luxury, Nyungwe Forest Lodge is the place to be. Located in southwest Rwanda not far from the border with Burundi and Nyungwe National Park, this place, without any doubt, is the most beautiful of “Le Pays des Mille Collines.” It is definitely a gem that’s worth experimenting.
In fact, it is impossible not to succumb to the undeniable charms of this lodge. Nestled in the tea plantations of Gisakura, the charming hotel combines brilliantly, design, modernity, luxury and the Rwandan tradition.
The spacious rooms, delicately perched on wooden stilts have been cleverly designed to offer the necessary tranquility for you to experience the blissful sensation of this idyllic place!
Terrace overlooking the forest, where you will be ringside to watch the games of playful monkeys. Small fireplace, interior decoration recalling the Rwandan culture, extremely soft beds and last but not least, a big and beautiful bathroom where you could easily spend the entire day in!
If you succeed, despite everything, to get out of your romantic room, know that the hotel’s public areas will reserve you some beautiful surprises as well!
You will be swoon over by the colorful imigongos, these traditional geometric paintings made from cow dung, adorning some of the walls of the lobby. Then sit in the cozy lounge bar for an aperitif before moving on to the succulent meal.
The Chef will undoubtedly delight your culinary senses with some exceptional dishes. The restaurant and its outdoor terrace, offering breathtaking landscapes on tea fields, will leave you completely speechless. Then, do not forget to go take a dip in the amazing infinity pool while enjoying the spectacular view of the surrounding forest – Priceless!
Last but not least, Nyungwe Forest Lodge staff will be at your service pampering you during your entire stay going above and beyond your expectations. So much that you could even forget the planned excursions offered by the hotel in the nearby Nyungwe Forest. You should definitely try the sensational Canopy Walk.
Who would not want to stop the time to enjoy Nyungwe Forest Lodge?
Words by: Le Journal d’Un Pigeon Voyageur
Photo Courtesy of Nyungwe Forest Lodge