Rwanda tourism news – Jack Hanna Cottage at Gorilla Nest Lodge gets 5 star makeover


The Gorilla Nest Lodge outside Musanze / Ruhengeri, which sustained fire damage sometime last year as reported here, has finalized the makeover of the famous Jack Hanna Cottage, where guests are now accommodated alongside the neighbouring Ranch Rooms, allowing as many as 8 guests to enjoy the unique ambience and vistas from the lodge as shown in the picture below.
The cottage is named after John Bushnell Hanna or Jungle Jack as he is also known, one of Americas foremost wildlife experts, television wildlife programme presenter and former director of the Columbus / Ohio zoo. His link with Rwanda and the mountain gorillas comes through the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund where he serves as a member of the Board.
The 5 star Jack Hanna Cottage is part of the Dubai World owned and managed Gorilla Nest Lodge, although this exceptionally fine and very private safari lodge is also co-marketed by the Shamwari Group. All meals for pre-booked guests are served in the cottages dining room and prepared by the chef assigned to the cottage to ensure the highest standards of cuisine.
Rebuilding and upgrading of the burned down part of the lodge is ongoing although no dates have been set as yet for full reopening. Bookings can be made via the Dubai World Africa Kigali office.

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