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One&Only Nyungwe House

Classic Perspective Certified .
Sustainable .
Nyamasheke / Rwanda

Imagine a place immersed in natural beauty. Remote; one-of-a-kind; where the world’s best-kept secrets become yours to behold. Where once-in-a-lifetime moments are curated especially for you, inspired by the land, the wildlife and the people, and where every creature-comfort is at your fingertips. This is a journey few will ever take. Welcome to One&Only Nyungwe House.

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Check-in from 3pm. Check-out by 11am
Luxury Africa Collection

One&Only Nyungwe House

Certified
Sustainable
Nyamasheke / Rwanda

Imagine a place immersed in natural beauty. Remote; one-of-a-kind; where the world’s best-kept secrets become yours to behold. Where once-in-a-lifetime moments are curated especially for you, inspired by the land, the wildlife and the people, and where every creature-comfort is at your fingertips. This is a journey few will ever take. Welcome to One&Only Nyungwe House.

Check-in from 3pm. Check-out by 11am
The Dining Room / Bar
10 Rooms / 6 Suites
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Non-alcoholic beverages

Selected regional wines and beer with meals

Wi-Fi

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

One&Only Spa

A Heated Infinity Pool

The Dining Room

Tea Lounge

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Location

Located in remote wilderness some 230 kilometres from the Kigali International Airport, One&Only Nyungwe House can be reached by road in 5-hours, by domestic flight (35 mins to Kamembe Airport then 45 mins car transfer to the resort), or 30-minute helicopter charter direct to the resort's helipad.

In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House 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.

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One&Only Nyungwe House

Imagine a place immersed in natural beauty. Remote; one-of-a-kind; where the world’s best-kept secrets become yours to behold. Where once-in-a-lifetime moments are curated especially for you, inspired by the land, the wildlife and the people, and where every creature-comfort is at your fingertips. This is a journey few will ever take. Welcome to One&Only Nyungwe House.

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Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in from 3pm. Check-out by 11am
Family Friendly
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10 Rooms / 6 Suites
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TWO-BEDROOM FOREST SUITE

Blending seamlessly into the lush, mountainous landscape, families and friends can retreat to a spacious haven, with every creature comfort at their fingertips. Two luxury bedrooms feature an elegant living and dining room, en-suite bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology that brings a modern edge to the environment. This luxury suite is a perfect place to warm yourselves by the crackling fire; or unwind on a private deck, completely immersed in nature. From £4,429 (USD 5,819) Per Night

NYUNGWE ROOM

Nestled amongst the flora of Nyungwe’s mountainous landscape, luxury Nyungwe Rooms are a paradise for couples and friends. Warm interiors are brought to life by an ambient, crackling fireplace, luxury amenities, a crackling fireplace, and vibrant art inspired by the natural beauty of Rwanda. Private furnished balconies open up to the lush flora, perfect for spotting wildlife roaming free. From £1,370 (USD 1,799) Per Night

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TWO-BEDROOM FOREST SUITE

TWO-BEDROOM FOREST SUITE

Blending seamlessly into the lush, mountainous landscape, families and friends can retreat to a spacious haven, with every creature comfort at their fingertips. Two luxury bedrooms feature an elegant living and dining room, en-suite bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology that brings a modern edge to the environment. This luxury suite is a perfect place to warm yourselves by the crackling fire; or unwind on a private deck, completely immersed in nature. From £4,429 (USD 5,819) Per Night

NYUNGWE ROOM

Nestled amongst the flora of Nyungwe’s mountainous landscape, luxury Nyungwe Rooms are a paradise for couples and friends. Warm interiors are brought to life by an ambient, crackling fireplace, luxury amenities, a crackling fireplace, and vibrant art inspired by the natural beauty of Rwanda. Private furnished balconies open up to the lush flora, perfect for spotting wildlife roaming free. From £1,370 (USD 1,799) Per Night
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CHIMPANZEE & MONKEY TREKS

Surrounding One&Only's luxury resort, the protected Nyungwe National Park is home to chimpanzees and monkeys, offering an unforgettable opportunity to see these incredible animals up-close. Dashing at high speed through the flora, hooting and clanging – it truly is an exhilarating experience to encounter chimpanzees playing, wild and free. Home to one of East Africa’s last intact chimpanzee populations, Nyungwe is an ideal place early morning to observe chimps in their natural habitat. At the break of dawn, your expert guide will lead you into the heart of the jungle on the trail of chimpanzees or through Nyungwe’s lush forest trails leading to the only location in Africa where you can encounter Colobus monkeys, and one of the few places on the planet where L’Hoests’s monkeys can be seen.

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GISAKURA TEA ESTATE

Wander through the lush tea plantation that surrounds the jungle resort with a guided tea estate tour, and be led through the process of how Nyungwe tea is plucked and brewed. Join One&Only's daily tea ceremony in the Tea Lounge, with its boundless forest views. Sit back and enjoy the complexities of Nyungwe tea. Introduced in Rwanda in 1952, this rich, full-bodied black tea is now one of the country’s largest exports. The tea expert will guide your through different flavour profiles and accompaniments during this fascinating experience. In the evening enjoy a unique private dining experience where executive Chef Treasure Makwanise will create for you a perfectly personalised menu.

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NYUNGWE BY HELICOPTER

Take in the epic panorama of Nyungwe Forest, Lake Kivu, ebony trees, waterfalls, a range of flora that will impress even the most avid of botanists and other iconic landmarks from the unrivalled perspective of a helicopter. With 60 minutes in the air, you’ll discover the true vastness of the jungle around you and learn more about the geography of this mountainous region. Flights take off and land at One&Only Nyungwe House’s private helipad, for a truly door-to-door service.

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STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS

After dark, the sky above One&Only Nyungwe House is illuminated with thousands of stars – the perfect view for astronomers and stargazing novices alike. The Nocturnal Spotlighting and Stargazing Experience is both educational and exciting; marvel at the planets and constellations from the resort’s elevated decks, or be ushered into the forest for a guided tour.

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CANOPY WALK

Experience the rainforest from a dazzling new perspective – on the famous Canopy Walkway. The only walk of its kind in East Africa, this breathtaking construction hangs 60 metres above the forest floor between giant trees and towers, revealing a stunning view of the flora and fauna, both below and above. An iconic experience, not to be missed!

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IMBARAGE TRAIL

Geared towards more experienced hikers, this challenging trail rewards you with the sight of not one, but four, scenic waterfalls and spectacular views across the Bururi valley. Covering approximately 740m of ascent and descent, you can listen to the variety of bird calls, along with tree frogs, crickets, cicadas and sometimes monkeys. A fully-equipped backpack will be provided, including binoculars to help you catch every exceptional detail, and authentic African walking sticks to help you master the trail itself.

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DINING ROOM

Overlooking a stunningly green tea plantation, enjoy an intimate dining experience that showcases the freshest locally-grown ingredients. The hotel offers ...

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TEA LOUNGE

Discover the secrets of locally grown tea in this elegant forest-view lounge. With striking floors, bold rustic beams, and decadent soft furnishings ...

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TEA LOUNGE BAR

As the soft sounds of African chill-out melodies float through the air, indulge in an exquisite al fresco cocktail or tipple of your choice, with ...

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PICNICS

Enjoy a romantic picnic with your loved one. Fresh, tasty creations; inspired by the land; they’re just another reason to say ‘wow’.

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PRIVATE DINING

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Spa & Wellness

In the heart of a working tea farm, surrounded by ancient, verdant forest, lies One&Only Nyungwe House. A place filled with serenity and wisdom, where the spa reaches right into the rainforest. Here, where the rich aroma of wood smoke mingles with the freshness of the rain, let your heart and spirit unwind. Being at one with nature sits hand in hand with an ethos of personal wellness. Whether you wish to enhance your healthy lifestyle, or delve into a new world of spiritual and physical development, there’s no better place to practice wellness than here.

A PLACE TO HEAL

Loosen up tight legs with an essential oil massage, release stiffness with a Fire Ritual to transform pain into healing energy, or be immersed in the deliciously scented Rwandan coffee and mint detox wrap. One&Only's indigenous spa therapies are extensive, so schedule plenty of time to get swathed, buffed, boosted, kneaded and released.

YOGA

Set against the striking backdrop of the rainforest, yoga sessions will breathe fresh air into your workout routine. Combining meditation, movement and breathing, the class develops a deeper connection between your mind, body, spirit and the universe around us. Join group sessions or take private classes and take your practice to the next level.

THE AFRICAN POTATO EXPERIENCE

One&Only's signature treatment stars a humble ingredient with extraordinary properties. Your Hypoxis Body Wrap is formulated with African potato – rich in anti-inflammatory and immune strengthening properties – and marula oil. As the African potato wrap melts into your skin, you'll delight in a scalp massage and a traditional foot rub.

TREATMENTS FOR TWO

A special Couples' Rituals showcase the very best of One&Only Spa. Allow the forest swings to sway you into relaxation, before breathing in the heady scent of essential oils and being vigorously buffed with an African Mud and Invigorating Couples’ Scrub in the outdoor shower. You’ll then ease into a side-by-side full body massage, for a complete sense of serenity.

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

One&Only Spa

A Heated Infinity Pool

The Dining Room

Tea Lounge

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Non-alcoholic beverages

Selected regional wines and beer with meals

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Activities:

Chef's Garden

Spear Throwing

Conservation

Nature's Bootcamp

Umuganda Community Participation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House 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.

Located in remote wilderness some 230 kilometres from the Kigali International Airport, One&Only Nyungwe House can be reached by road in 5-hours, by domestic flight (35 mins to Kamembe Airport then 45 mins car transfer to the resort), or 30-minute helicopter charter direct to the resort's helipad.

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NYUNGWE ROOM

Nestled amongst the flora of Nyungwe’s mountainous landscape, luxury Nyungwe Rooms are a paradise for couples and friends. Warm interiors are brought to life by an ambient, crackling fireplace, luxury amenities, a crackling fireplace, and vibrant art inspired by the natural beauty of Rwanda. Private furnished balconies open up to the lush flora, perfect for spotting wildlife roaming free. From £1,370 (USD 1,799) Per Night

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