Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Interior Architecture & Design

Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda

Nyungwe Lodge is located in Southwest Rwanda and is set amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, on the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park. The park itself covers approximately 1020 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs, and is one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.

HM Design, in collaboration with local Architect of Record, provided interior Architecture services. HM Design also acted as an oversight in the Interior Design services. The form, texture, function and use of all materials for interior components were designed from the exploration and study of the rich Rwandese culture. Sustainable natural materials were identified to fabricate the furniture, floor coverings, lighting features, art and sculpture, thus enhancing the feeling of harmony with Nature. The project was under construction when Dubai World hijacked the project. The lodge is currently being operated by the luxury Operator – One and Only.


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Awards & Media:


2017 – CNN Safari Awards : Top 10 Safari destinations