Nestled amidst the lush Rwandan rainforest, One&Only Nyungwe House beckons discerning travelers to embark on a remarkable journey of tranquility and natural wonder. Surrounded by the pristine Gisakura tea plantation on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park, this extraordinary retreat promises an enchanting escape. Prepare to be immediately entranced by the harmonious blend of modern elegance and authentic Rwandan charm that graces every corner of the resort, featuring contemporary furnishings and carefully selected amenities that offer comfort and tranquility. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings of your private balcony, where monkeys call and morning mist filters through the lush vegetation, creating an idyllic backdrop for exploration and rejuvenation. With impeccable hospitality, delectable cuisine, and enriching experiences, One&Only Nyungwe House promises an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Africa.


How will I arrive at One&Only Nyungwe House's remote location?

Located in the southwestern part of Rwanda, One&Only Nyungwe House enjoys a privileged and remote setting within Nyungwe Forest National Park. To reach this captivating destination, you can arrive by car, domestic flight, or helicopter direct to the resort helipad. From Kigali International Airport, visitors can embark on a scenic 5-hour drive through the picturesque Rwandan countryside on good roads. Along the way, marvel at the rolling hills, tea plantations, and charming local villages. If arriving at Kamembe domestic airport, the transfer to the resort is approximately 45 minutes. Once at the resort, immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings and the captivating activities on offer.

Key Facts

  • nestled in the heart of Nyungwe Forest National Park, the resort is embraced by the awe-inspiring splendor of the surrounding natural landscape
  • Located in remote wilderness, One&Only Nyungwe House is 230 kilometers from Kigali International Airport, which is approximately a 5-hour drive
  • arrangements can be made for a convenient 45-minute car transfer from Kamembe domestic airport

What is special?

  • the park is renowned for its ancient rainforest, making it a haven for biodiversity and wildlife
  • RwandAir operates daily domestic flights of approximately 35 minutes from Kigali Airport to Kamembe domestic airport
  • a 30-minute helicopter charter will bring you directly to the resort’s helipad and reveal incredible views of the Rwandan countryside, Lake Kivu, and the Nyungwe National Park

What do the guests say?

  • this property has an incredible setting in the middle of a working tea plantation
  • the resort has a gorgeous landscape in the forest where you can see monkeys close to your room early in the morning
  • this is an absolutely unique luxury accommodation set in a tea plantation and lush rainforest


What types of rooms are available at One&Only Nyungwe House? Will I have a balcony?

Situated in five clusters of villas within the treetops of one of Africa’s oldest rainforests, the luxury suites and rooms at One&Only Nyungwe House are an oasis of elegance and comfort. The spacious rooms are adorned with warm earthy tones, creating a soothing ambiance that harmonizes with the natural surroundings. Large windows offer unparalleled views, and each room has a private balcony, connecting you to the pristine environment. The en-suite bathrooms are elegant, featuring deep soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and luxurious African toiletries. With a perfect fusion of style, comfort, and nature-inspired aesthetics, the rooms at One&Only Nyungwe House provide a serene retreat for every guest.

Key Facts

  • rooms come in two categories, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites
  • all rooms at One&Only Nyungwe House have balconies with lush jungle backdrops
  • the resorts sustainability philosophy is incorporated through responsibly-sourced timber and natural fibers

What is special?

  • in your room, you will find a coffee machine plus Rwandan coffee, local tea bags, and a well-stocked mini fridge
  • it is not unusual to see and hear monkeys from your room’s untamed surroundings in the rainforest canopy
  • the two-bedroom suites are perfect for families

What do the guests say?

  • lovely spacious rooms, with plenty of hot water, comfortable beds, and pillows
  • our room was very pleasant, cozy and clean
  • from the exquisite rooms that encompass every desire to the smallest detail, this resort offers unrivaled luxury and is unique in every way

Pools & Spa

Does One&Only Nyungwe House have a spa where I take full advantage of the tranquil setting?

You can immerse yourself in a haven of relaxation at the pool and spa of One&Only Nyungwe House. Nestled amidst the verdant landscape, the infinity pool provides a serene escape, inviting guests to take a refreshing dip while soaking in the rainforest views. A gym, training and yoga classes ensure you can keep up with your fitness while at the resort and the holistic spa offers a range of therapeutic treatments inspired by Rwandan traditions. Highly skilled therapists provide personalized experiences, utilizing indigenous ingredients and techniques to promote harmony and well-being. From soothing massages to rejuvenating facials, the spa at One&Only Nyungwe House ensures an eco-friendly retreat for mind, body, and soul.

Key Facts

  • the spa at One&Only Nyungwe House draws inspiration from the natural beauty of its surroundings and incorporates elements of the forest and local culture into its design and treatments
  • each spa treatment is unique and personalized to support your beauty, health, and wellness needs
  • the resort has a gym with personal trainers, indoor and outdoor fitness classes and a yoga deck

What is special?

  • the pool area overlooks the rainforest and occasionally has monkeys leaping in the trees above
  • release body tension and stress through unique techniques and ingredients such as a potato wrap or coffee and mint tea wrap
  • the infinity pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views or enjoy a high-intensity aqua workout 

What do the guests say?

  • I highly recommended the spa to anyone looking for a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation
  •  The infinity pool offers a beautiful vista of lush Rwanda
  •  I relished in a four-part spa experience, and it was wonderful


What type of cuisine does One&Only Nyungwe House serve?

At One&Only Nyungwe House, culinary experiences transcend mere sustenance, offering stories and flavors of the local culture in a unique ambiance. Indulge in a culinary journey that showcases the finest Rwandan cuisine, crafted with locally sourced ingredients by talented chefs. From exquisite fine dining to casual al fresco meals surrounded by nature, every dish is special. The elegant dining room offers a refined atmosphere where you can savor exquisite meals amid jungle views. For a more relaxed experience, the tea lounge entices with its serene ambiance and a selection of delectable light bites. In the evening, the vibrant tea lounge bar offers a delightful array of handcrafted cocktails, premium spirits, and a curated wine list. 

Key Facts

  • the main dining room overlooks a stunning green tea plantation and serves authentic Rwandan dishes
  • the Tea Lounge offers sophisticated light bites, baked goods, and drinks with enchanting views
  • the Tea Lounge Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a sundowner at the end of the day

What is special?

  • the resort offers private dining, from picnics to candlelight romance, in the location of your choosing
  • book an exclusive dining experience with the chefs and learn about their culinary inspirations, the local ingredients, and the must-try Rwandan dishes
  • vegetables and herbs are sourced from the on-site garden 

What do the guests say?

  • every meal we ate was 5-stars in taste and presentation
  • wonderful food and great wines and cocktails in the bar before dinner and at lunch
  • we were given a private breakfast in the chef’s garden and lunch in the tea plantation 


What activities can I partake in at One&Only Nyungwe House?

Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park offers a range of activities in its stunning natural setting. You may embark on forest walks guided by the Nyungwe Park Management to explore the lush surroundings and encounter various wildlife species. The park offers thrill-filled canopy walks and provides breathtaking views from suspended bridges. The resort facilitates cultural experiences such as tea tastings and visits to nearby local communities, offering insights into Rwanda’s rich heritage. Nature enthusiasts can participate in birdwatching, stargazing, and even chimpanzee tracking expeditions. Back at the resort, relaxation awaits with spa treatments, yoga sessions, and leisurely swims in the infinity pool.

Key Facts

  • guided forest walks allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Nyungwe Forest National Park and the wildlife that inhabits it
  • from helicopter tours, mountain biking expeditions, and stargazing experiences, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings
  • suspended bridges allow guests to traverse the treetops, providing panoramic views of the forest canopy and the opportunity to observe the ecosystem from above

What is special?

  • experience One&Only Nyungwe House’s signature chimpanzee discovery trek within the heart of the jungle
  • stay at the resort, where you can indulge in the spa, relax by the infinity pool, and savor exquisite dining experiences
  • engage in tea tastings, where they can sample and learn about Rwandan teas

What do the guests say?

  • The chimpanzee experience is something to behold, truly magical
  • there are plenty of activities, but the primate spotting hikes are excellent
  • the on-site activities were really interesting, and they made our stay lively and even more fun

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