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NYUNGWE HOUSE

Tucked between the lush tea plantations of southwest Rwanda

Atelier Africa Safaris, Luxury Safari, Rwanda, Destination, Nyungwe House
Atelier Africa Safaris, Luxury Safari, Rwanda, Destination, Nyungwe House

Between lush tea plantations

Tucked between the lush tea plantations of southwest Rwanda, Nyungwe National park is a vast mountain rain forest of striking biodiversity. A popular tourist favourite, it’s home to over 1000 species of flora and fauna, including many types of chimpanzees, as well as owl-faced and colobus monkeys. Crossing a suspension bridge called The Canopy Walkway gives visitors unrivalled views over the valley and surrounding forests, and a trail running to the Kamiranzovu Marsh offers spectacular birdlife, waterfall and orchid sightings.

In this oasis of beauty and diverse life is Nyungwe House, located within the working tea plantation of Gisakura International Airport. Guests lucky enough to spend some time at the lodge are granted an exciting window into Africa’s fascinating wildlife and culture, exploring the lush green expanse and primate haven in authentic luxury.

Elegant Wooden Villa’s

Six naturally elegant wooden villas with 22 African-inspired rooms all offer exceptional views of the forest. Each room boasts an open fireplace, private wildlife viewing deck and every creature comfort imaginable. All of this is complemented by memorable interiors and artwork inspired by the natural beauty and traditions of Rwanda.

Wake to the spectacle of Africa in its full splendour accompanied by a delicious sunrise breakfast to set you up for a day of adventuring. On-the-go picnic lunches prepared by talented chefs provide tasty fuel for your explorations, aperitifs and snacks are on hand throughout the day, and candlelit dinners set to the sound of nature make for unforgettable evenings in the wild.

Atelier Africa Safaris, Luxury Safari, Rwanda, Destination, Nyungwe House
Atelier Africa Safaris, Luxury Safari, Rwanda, Destination, Nyungwe House
Atelier Africa Safaris, Luxury Safari, Rwanda, Destination, Nyungwe House
Atelier Africa Safaris, Luxury Safari, Rwanda, Destination, Nyungwe House

Tea plantation explorations

While it would be easy to just watch life unfold from the comfort of your suite, there are plenty of activities on offer for Nyungwe House guests. Think mountain biking, kayaking and trekking; close encounters with wildlife; tea plantation explorations and sublime spa treatments after all the adventures.

Rwanda has a temperate tropical climate, with lower temperatures than are typical of equatorial countries due to its high elevation. The best time to visit is during the short dry season from mid-December to early February, or over the long dry season from June to September.

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