Beneath the dense canopies of Nyungwe Forest National Park lies a thriving and diverse ecosystem, rich in flora and fauna; a true botanist’s paradise. Despite only representing a fraction of the total land area of Africa, this primal rainforest – one of Africa’s oldest – is home to one quarter of all primate species found on the continent: 13 in total, ranging from the black and white colobus monkey to the endemic L’Hoest’s monkey, as well as the mountain gorilla’s more mischievous cousin, the chimpanzee.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
Set amidst the rainforest canopy on the edge of Nyungwe National Park, Nyungwe House is designed to blend harmoniously with its beautiful natural surroundings. Set on the grounds of a working tea plantation, the lodge combines luxury accommodation and all the creature comforts, infused with high quality service and warm African hospitality, providing the ideal location from which to explore this ancient forest in search of chimpanzees and other primates.