Gisakura guest house is the budget accommodation found in the south west in Nungwe Rwanda, Nyamasheke District around the Gisakura center in the western part of Nyungwe national park. It is just 2 km from Nyungwe national park near Gisakura tea estate on the road from Cyangugu. The lodge is a comfortable and affordable place for visitors staying in Nyungwe national park and doing budget safaris. The lodge is outside the park and it’s a good place to stay since its near for chimpanzee trekking. You can be at the lodge by road or air transport . after using Airlines from different countries like America, Canada, polland, quata, Dubai etc to Kigali international airport. The tax picks you up from the airport to the lodge as organized by the company. The neighbor town is Kamembe of Rusizi district only 23km drive.
Nyungwe national park is the second famous park in Rwanda covering the total area of 1020 square kilometers located in the south western part of Rwanda bordering Burundi. Rwanda’s small landlocked country found in Central/eastern Africa, Bordering democratic republic of Congo, Uganda in the North, Tanzania in the east and Burundi in the south. Rwanda is the 46th largest country covering a total area of 26, 798km. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and is found at the centre of Rwanda. Rwanda has 3 tribes which include Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa all unique in their ways.
There are some activities to do while in Nyungwe as well as at the lodge which include Chimpanzee trekking in the park , Canopy walk in the forest that gives a view of other primates in the top of the forest, nature walks, bird watching in the park, monkey tracking , hiking trails and many more activities.
A Chimpanzee trekking permit is at 90$ for nonforeign residents and 60$ foreign residents. The best months to be in Nyungwe national park is from June to September in along dry season and from December to mid-February. There are other national parks in Rwanda like Akagera National Park and Volcanoes National Park. There are different attractions in Rwanda like Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes, Game drive in Akagera, City tour in Kigali, Bisoke hike and cultural tour like Ibyi’wachu and many more activites.
Gisakura Guesthouse contains 12 rooms built with African local materials which seem to be hard and good. Rooms are sparsely furnished and self-contained with a comfortable bed and clean washed beddings. Rooms have verandas that provide a good view of the park and surrounding area. Rooms are in different categories, single, double, and triple rooms, rooms range from 60$ and above per night. It is an ideal place to be based for guests wanting to explore this exceptional rainforest with very helpful, hospitable staff. The lodge is surrounded by mahogany trees that provide a good view.
Gisakura guest house has different facilities and services which include; A Restaurant that serves all the meals both local and international meals to meet visitors choice, a stocked bar ,you sip cocktail while enjoying the good view of the park and surrounding are, free parking space, laundry services available at the lodge, wifi internet available in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, comfortable and clean beddings available, welcoming staff, walking night safari, solar energy available, The lodge has campfire that provides warmth during nights.