Nyungwe Nziza Eco-Lodge is located in the Southern province of Rwanda, Nyamagabe district, in the Kitabi sector in the East of Nyungwe National Park. The hotel is the last building you reach on before you enter Nyungwe National Park. It is attached to the buffer zone that separates Nyungwe and the community. In brief, you can say Nyungwe Nziza Eco-Lodge is set in zero distance from Nyungwe National Park. The Lodge is built in semi-traditional style, this is to say half traditional and half modern although the service is best ever. It is set on the top of a small hill which allows the visitors to have a nice view of the Nyungwe Mountains and the tea plantation estates around the National Park. If out there is a cool place I hope Nyunze Nziza Eco-Lodge is the best one.
The Lodge is easily accessible and it is set around the road where you can relax and enjoy nature.
Getting to Nyungwe Nziza Lodge
There are several ways to get there and are all simple and recommended, such as air transport and road transport.
By air, you will fly to Rwanda and you may take a helicopter from Kigali International Airport to Kitabi then to Nyungwe Nziza Eco-Lodge. You will need to first reach Rwanda, Kigali International Airport if you are a foreign visitor. And you can come by any airline as many of them fly to Rwanda several times in a week. Such airlines are from countries, all over the world like European, African, Asian and American countries. For example, Qatar airways, Alliance air, Ethiopian airline, fly Dubai, Kenya airways and air Tanzania, Rwandair and many others. If you are in Kigali here you can use domestic flight for a quick journey. Rwandair offers daily flights from Kigali to Kamembe and it takes only 35minutes. Then, take an extra tax or your tour operator will be there to transfer you to Nyungwe Nziza Eco-Lodge in only 2 hours. After you reach Kigali International Airport, you take a Helicopter and this is a chance to have such a memorable view from the sky, which many people wish for! The helicopter will reach you at Kitabi and from there it will take a few minutes to reach the lodge.
By road, you need to take a private car organized by Tour operator or public bus. You will take the road from Kigali through Kamonyi District, Muhanga and Nyanza where you can have a stopover for a short moment to get snacks and then continue to Butare and finally Nyamagabe district. If you reach in the small town of Nyamagabe, you will have to continue driving for another more 30 minutes until you see Nyungwe National Park in front of you and there you will start to see kind of house with Rwandan traditional house style roof, then you are there.
The accommodation that Nyungwe Nziza Eco-Lodge offers: They have a tented camp where you will stay in a deluxe tent room, tents in the form of a house. You get every piece of equipment from there. You get a solar lamp, comfortable beds, cotton bed sheets, clean bath towels, a table, in brief, you get in a tent what others get from room, balcony, but the experience is different what you know. And if you feel cold you may order a hot water bag to warm up your bed. The deluxe tents are designed for two people couples or two on separate beds.
There are also deluxe rooms apart from the tents, and these rooms mostly receive single, couple or two staying in a separate twin bed. The materials inside are met with all we need to use in our daily life besides handmade table and armchairs because the place is cold the shower has hot water, with the bed covered with cotton sheets. The cuisine at this lodge is local and international and it all depends on your choice. Both deluxe rooms and tents come with American breakfast. There is a nice bar where you can get your favorite beer while you are enjoying the fire place outside with friends. The rates of the Nyungwe Nziza Eco-Lodge range between $90 and $200 and there you get a tent or room from single occupancy to double and twin.