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Gisakura Guest House is one of those affordable accommodation facilities on near Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is a beautiful small facility placed near Gisakura Tea Estate approximately 2 hours’ drive to Nyungwe National Park along Cyangugu road. The park  is one of the oldest rainforests of the country said to have survived the ice age era. It is the best place to witness chimpanzees and 12 other primate kinds within the conservation area. The expanse  biodiversity and its being one of the most endemic species rich areas in Africa gives the conservation area more than fame. It is characterized by bamboo, grasslands, swamps and bog habitats. Gisakura is an important bird area with about 50 troops of Angolan colobus monkeys, an estate with a vast of tea plantations having various tea ridges with superb adventures for visitors and beautiful sceneries.

Gisakura Guest House

The guest house boasts a peaceful environment with a wide garden always lit with fire. The rooms are angelically built presenting the African style offered in three categories; single, double and triple rooms providing the best facilities and services to clients who come to Nyungwe National Park. It employs local stuff who do their best to ensure guest satisfaction.

The main lodge comprises of the reception, bar, and restaurant offering best affordable meals to the guests serving drinks ranging like tea, coffee, juices, and alcoholic drinks, with very helpful staff that are willing to make sure the hit guest satisfaction it is strategically placed near the Uwinka Visitor Center and chimpanzee tracking offices.

Gisakura Guest House gives you an opportunity to track chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is home to a number of primate species that could be noted while tracing the chimpanzee for example, the Angolan monkey, golden monkeys, vervet monkey, l’hoest monkey, retailed monkey among others. There are different mammal species that could be spotted like duikers, bushbuck, hyrax and a lot of bird and butterfly species 40 of which are endemic to the nyungwe forest region.

Canopy walks can be organized with special guidance from the guest house. The walkway was constructed on Igishigishigi trail a 200m trail suspended between giant trees offering great views of the upper canopy and Avery good bird watching area. It is most sought of as a birding destination due to its variety in species home to over 310 bird species 27 of which are endemic. The tea estate is also good for bird sightings. Banda cultural performances situated down hill after the canopy walk or via the mountain road. They offer food tasting, basket weaving, traditional local banana bear for adventurous tourists. Witness a traditional wedding ceremony and learn about traditional medicine. The Uwinka Visitor Center is a great place to start exploration of the park, excellent forest walks, a number of waterfalls and viewing points worth exploring within the park.

Gisakura Guest House is approximately five hours drive from Kigali there are a number of interesting places along the way such as the Nyanza King’s Palace for old architectural design of the people of Rwanda, Rwanda National Museum, craft shops, huye and Gikongoros Genocide Memorial along the way to Nyungwe.

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