Designed to fit harmoniously within its beautiful natural surroundings, Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers guests exceptional 5-star comfort and ensures an experience rich in local culture, fluently fused with quality service and African courtesy. The lodge is situated in Gisakura, a working tea plantation, on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park. The Nyungwe Forest is the largest mountain rainforest on the African continent with over 13 different species of primates, representing 20% of all the apes in Africa. As one might expect, activities offered at Nyungwe Forest Lodge revolve around walking and trekking in the National Park. Activities are tailored to the individual and guided walks can last anything from 1 to 7 hours. The most popular walking excursions available at Nyungwe Forest Lodge include chimpanzee trekking, black and white colobus monkey trekking, grey – cheeked mangabey trekking and the Kamiranzovu Swamps and Waterfall walks. Bird watching and cultural area walks are also offered. There are over 275 different species of birds as well as 75 different species of mammals that reside in these lush surroundings. The birds are particularly spectacular with giant hornbills, great blue turacos and red-breasted sparrow hawks being amongst the bird-watcher’s favourites. Twenty-four of these species are endemic to this section of the Rift Valley alone.