WHERE TO STAY WHILE IN GISHWATI-MUKURA NATIONAL PARK
Being a new National Park; a few accommodation facilities have been established within and near Gishwati-Mukura National Park. The best facility so far to have an overnight stay is Gishwati lodge which is a great dwelling to combine adventure, luxury and conservation while on a visit to Gishwati-Mukura National Park. It is a luxurious lodge with great views of the beautiful landscape of the park; also activities like chimpanzee tacking, nature walks, photography and bird watching can be well enjoyed by visitors staying at the lodge.
Gishwati-Mukura National Park is a wonderful park with diverse plant and animal species including over 84 bird species and over 5 species of primates such as chimpanzees, blue monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, black and white colobus, baboons, golden monkeys and other animals like the Red river hogs, bush bucks among others, also butterflies can be found in this park. Formed in 2015 after joining two forests Gishwati and Mukura covering an area of about 34.3 Sq km. A number of activities can be done while there such as nature walks/hikes, cultural encounters, bird watching and Chimpanzee tracking hence Gishwati-Mukura is a place not to miss out while on a Rwandan safari.
Gishwati lodge is an extraordinary and comfortable lodge that provides visitors with an adventurous and elegant feeling; in other wards it is a home away from home. The staff is well skilled and the food served is just tasty.
This luxurious eco-lodge has 6 rustic cottages that accommodate 12 guests; it is a sister property to Bisate lodge located in the habitat of the endangered Gorillas-Volcanoes National Park. This is a great opportunity of you having a combined encounter of the World’s amazing Apes; the Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas. Meaning be among the first visitors to spend an overnight at this lodge where you will be able to do both Chimp tracking and Gorilla tracking staying in sister properties.
In conclusion, Gishwati lodge is the perfect base/start point for visiting habituated golden monkeys and chimpanzees in their natural habitat within the Gishwati-Mukura. The park also has campsites which are in favor also for the budget travelers in for camping