Nestled majestically atop a hill within the enchanting Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel offers an idyllic sanctuary with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains. Each room at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel features a comfortable seating area complete with a television, while select rooms offer satellite channels for your entertainment. Moreover, every room opens up to a balcony that treats guests to breathtaking mountain views. The private bathrooms are thoughtfully designed and come equipped with a shower-over-bath combination. Slippers and complimentary toiletries add to the overall comfort of your stay. To cater to your culinary desires, an on-site restaurant awaits, ready to tantalize your taste buds with delicious meals. Additionally, you can unwind and savor a refreshing drink at the hotel’s bar, or take advantage of the barbecue facilities available on the premises. Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel provides the convenience of a 24-hour front desk and offers shuttle services upon request. If you’re planning an event, the hotel boasts meeting and banquet facilities. Furthermore, the surrounding area is renowned for its hiking opportunities.
Nyungwe Forest National Park boasts a delightful climate, making it an ideal destination for your safari adventures during the dry season. The park’s forests are situated at elevations ranging from 1600 to 2000 meters above sea level, ensuring a cool and temperate climate that visitors typically find enjoyable. Rwanda, with its higher altitude and a latitude just two degrees south of the equator, creates particularly comfortable tropical conditions. Daytime highs generally range from 25°C to 27°C (77°F to 81°F), while the evenings offer cooler temperatures, usually hovering around a minimum of 13.5°C (56°F), rarely exceeding 16°C (61°F). Consequently, the optimal time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park is during late May to early September and from December to February.
By Road: From Kigali via Muhanga-Huye
Situated in the southern region of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park is approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the Rwandan capital, Kigali. The scenic route to reach the park by road leads you through Muhanga, Huye, with a stop at the Kings Palace in Nyanza, and continues to Butare. From there, you’ll navigate hilly roads, ultimately arriving at the park headquarters in Gisekura. For travelers originating from Huye (Butare), the park is a mere 87 kilometers (54 miles) away. Many tourists opt for an overnight stay in Huye, providing an opportunity to engage in activities along the way. This break is advisable, as the direct trip can be demanding. If you’re flying in, Rusizi/Kamembe airport is your point of arrival. Nyungwe Forest National Park is conveniently located just 55 kilometers (34 miles) away, with the drive typically taking about an hour. Most visitors choose to explore Nyungwe Forest as part of a comprehensive 4×4 tour around the country, accompanied by an experienced driver-guide.
For travelers seeking air transportation, Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers directly to Nyungwe Forest National Park, including a convenient landing at the esteemed One & Only Nyungwe House. Alternatively, those opting for Rwanda Air will disembark at Kamembe Airport in Rusizi, followed by an hour’s drive to the park headquarters.