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One & Only Nyungwe House

Nyungwe Forest Reserve, Rwanda

Experiences – Spa & Wellness, Family Vacations, Wildlife & Safari, Mountain & Wilderness Retreats, Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  • Trek with chimpanzees and monkeys on expertly guided animal encounters
  • Hike through the rainforest and walk the tree top canopies and spot exotic birds and reptiles
  • Photography trips to explore Rwanda’s rare fauna and flora. 
  • Interact with locals to discover secrets of their survival, their crafts, cuisine, customs and more
  • Discover the tea plantation and tea rituals 
  • Mountain bike through the lush forest terrain 
  • Enjoy a helicopter ride over incredible views.
  • Highlights
  • An intimate, sophisticated resort in a unique secluded location in the heart of the beautiful Rwandan jungle. 
  • Explore the mesmerising African jungle with one-of-a-kind experiences
  • Explore untameable jungles and sky-high bridges spanning the treetops in Nyungwe National Park.
  • Set within a beautiful, working tea plantation
  • An opportunity to support the protection and conservation of the incredible local environment, local culture and community 
  • Indulge in signature rituals exclusive to One&Only Spa.
  • Tailor-made unforgettable experiences like private dining and tours, and secluded wellness activities
    • Overview
    • Rooms
    • Services & Amenities
    • Tariffs & Packages
    one & only nyungwe house

    One & Only’s luxury safari lodge is located in the ancient Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda, the largest mountain rainforest in Africa. This National Park covers approximately 1020 sq.kms of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs; and is one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.A stay here gets you closer to over 13 different species of primate, lush and diverse habitats of Chimpanzees and various other endangered species of monkey.  The Nyungwe House is built within a working tea plantation of Gisakura deep within the heart of the forest. The 22 luxury rooms and suites with open fireplaces are situated in six stunning wooden villas that are designed to frame nature, with exceptional views of Nyungwe Forest. The resort’s has a farm-to-table restaurant and a spa that offers a blissful sanctuary inspired by nature. Exceptional dining and selected beverages are included in the stay, plus two signature resort experiences daily. It is a joyful retreat for guests looking for a moment of calm to complement their adventures in the Nyungwe Forest.


    • One&Only Nyungwe House is located in southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu. 
    • It is a 20-minute drive from the Uwinka reception centre (the main access point for the National Park) and five hours from the Rwandan capital Kigali.


    Situated in five striking wooden villa clusters, the 19 rooms and 3 suites are designed to blend seamlessly with the unique landscape of the rainforest with a host of elegant amenities. Each has a forest-view balcony, four poster bed, air conditioning and an indoor fireplace.

    • Nyungwe Room

      Nyungwe Room is a perfect retreat for once-in-a-lifetime Rwandan luxury experience. The signature bedroom sleeps two guests, with a choice of a king-sized bed or two twin beds. Fully-furnished open space lets one soak up the sounds of the wilderness and watch rare birds dart overhead. Watch out for the jungle’s most mischievous residents; curious colobus monkeys

    • Two Bedroom Forest Suite

      Two-Bedroom Forest Suite has two large bedrooms, and the living area boasts plenty of space for family, friends and larger groups. The master bedroom has a four-poster king-sized bed, while the second bedroom includes queen-sized twin beds. Both bedrooms offer their own wood-burning stoves and en suite bathrooms, plus private decks with hypnotic views. The bathrooms feature twin vanities, a walk-in shower, and a deep standalone bath.

    Services & Amenities

    > 22 luxury rooms and suites 
    > Food & Beverage on All Inclusive basis 
    > In Room Dining
    > One&Only Spa, with 2 private treatment rooms
    > Al fresco yoga on the deck
    > Rwandan tea experiences at the resort’s private tea deck or at nearby Gisakura Tea Plantation
    >  A heated infinity pool
    > A fitness centre
    > A range of on-resort and off-site experiences available

    Tariffs & Packages

    Estimated Average Price: From EUR 2248 per night, all inclusive

    Terms & Conditions:
    • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
    • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
    • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
    • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
    • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges
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