a view overlooking the property and tea plantation from the dinning room - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

The view over looking the property from the dining room in the main building

Before visiting Rwanda my number one bucket list item to see was of course the gorillas but I was also pretty excited to stay at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge. About five years previous to my trip a few other friends had visited Rwanda and took a similar trip as well and had stayed there and I still remembered its beauty from their descriptions. (D Travels Round, Go Backpacking)

the main building at nyungwe forest lodge - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

The main building at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Located in the south western corner of Rwanda at the edge of the Nyungwe Forest National Park this beautiful resort is also uniquely located in the middle of the Gisakura tea plantation. The entire property is covered in tea leaves/plants/bushes and is extremely lush and green.

inside a suite at Nyungwe Forest Lodge - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

A suite with a view into the bathroom above the bed

delicious fish and chips - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

Delicious fish and chips for lunch

the infinity pool over looking the rainforest - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

The property features 24 rooms all with views into the rainforest. There is also an infinity pool, a spa, a tea room and a lovely dining room with delicious meals prepared every day. There are walking tours into the National Park available from the hotel and if you are lucky you might even see various types of monkeys swinging in the nearby trees and maybe even a chimpanzee. Nearby you can also go on a waterfall walk and trek to find chimpanzees, it is recommended to be quite fit however to attempt either.

warm welcome with fruit and caipirinhas - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

Welcome fruit and caipirinhas on arrival

breakfast view - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

A beautiful view for breakfast

learning about the teas from the Gisakuru tea plantation - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

Learning about the different teas grown on the property and how to drink them

learning the proper techniques for picking tea - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

Getting a demonstration on how the tea leaves are picked

getting a demo on how they pick tea leaves - Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda Review

One of my favourite pictures of the trip. I was so excited to see how this was done!

I was beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to stay here for two nights and I used every minute of my time there to fully enjoy it. I even had the chance to take part in a tea ceremony, learning everything about the tea on the property from seeing how they pick it to learning about how it is processed and how it should be served.

To see a few highlights of my stay and an overview of the property watch my video review HERE:

 

Special thanks again to UberLuxe Safaris for this once in a lifetime experience. Also a big shout out to my friend Vicky FlipFlop who helped make this happen.