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One&Only Nyungwe House

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

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, an idyllic eco retreat offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the heart of magical Rwanda.

Set on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda’s mountainous southwest, One&Only Nyungwe house is located in a forest rich with flora that has thrived for millions of years, allowing you to experience captivating wildlife, dramatic mountain landscapes blanketed with greenery, and a working tea plantation.

Located in remote wilderness some 230 kilometres from the Kigali International Airport, One&Only Nyungwe House can be reached by road, by domestic flight, or helicopter direct to One&Only Nyungwe House's helipad.

Striking architectural designs inspired by Rwanda's natural beauty accompanies the open space that invites you to step outside to soak up the sounds of the wilderness and watch rare birds dart overhead.



Your stunning Nyungwe National Park accommodation offers a one-of-a-kind escape, bordering one of Africa’s oldest rainforests. Situated in five striking wooden villa clusters, these treetop-skimming, luxury suites and rooms are secluded in wonderfully untamed surroundings, accommodating all adventure seekers and paying homage to Rwanda’s beauty and heritage.

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Nyungwe Room

Discover this enchanting 44 sqm treehouse hideaway in the heart of Rwanda., allowing you to admire East Africa's largest rainforest from your room's private balcony, secluded in greenery.

The Nyungwe Room is the perfect immersive retreat for your luxury once-in-a-lifetime Rwandan experience. Occupying two, this signature bedroom is secluded within lush treetops and opens out to a large, private balcony.

Celebrating Rwanda’s natural beauty, your hideaway features chic African design, thoughtful furnishings and an immersive tree-grazing balcony. Generous spaces and beautiful interiors make this bedroom amongst the trees a serene hub for exciting ecological adventures and wildlife encounters.


Two-Bedroom Forest Suite

Stay among the lush treetops in this stunning 131 sqm Two-Bedroom Forest Suite surrounding you with a million shades of green at One&Only Nyungwe House. Occupying up to 4 adults, this Two-Bedroom Forest Suite comes with an airy living area that boasts plenty of space for family, friends and larger groups.

The master bedroom boasts 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.

Your en suite bathroom features double vanities, and a deep stand-alone bath – perfect for a reviving soak after strenuous trekking. A walk-in shower faces the forest: glimpse small monkeys bouncing impertinently between the thick trees overhead or enjoy the drama of a tropical downpour across the landscape.

Right outside, watch the sunset through the treetops, fall asleep to the sounds of the great blue turaco birds, and wake up to the curious melodies of mangabey monkeys in the distance.



Relish in delightful garden-to-table cuisine - from leisurely breakfasts to three-course lunches, four-course dinners, packed picnics, and creative cocktails, each of your stay-inclusive meals showcases local produce in a truly wild location.

Dining Room

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

The Dining Room embraces seasonality with a focus on exploring authentic Rwandan flavours.

Showcasing gastronomic haute cuisines from the Rwandan heartland, One&Only Nyungwe House's kitchen tailors daily menus to suit your individual tastes and preferences. Enjoy delicious, comforting dishes inspired by Africa’s diverse culinary culture in our restaurant, or on the sunny outdoors terrace.


Tea Lounge

One&Only Nyunge House's sophisticated Tea Lounge invites you in at any time of the day for light bites, baked goods including our signature tea-infused scones, and expertly prepared drinks, served alongside unforgettable views of the surrounding jungle.

With an exposed-beam ceiling and plenty of natural light, the Tea Lounge tempts you to linger. Its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and outdoor terrace reveal stunning views of the tea plantation. In the evening, cozy yourself by the fireplace with local teas and casual snacks for a true tea connoisseur experience.


Tea Lounge Bar

From day to night, head over to the adjoining bar and ease into the chilled-out rhythm of African lounge music on this open-air terrace for an early afternoon round, sundowners or a post-dinner nightcap.

Be catered by their expert mixologist as they prepare your customised cocktail with stylish showmanship. Try one of our tea-infused specialties, or perhaps a house signature flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices.


Spa and Wellness

Cocooned in the heart of a working tea farm, One&Only Nyungwe House's intimate spa features two spacious treatment rooms and reflects the best aspects of Nyungwe Forest’s irrepressible beauty.

An expansive deck and lounging area leads off from the welcoming entrance, connecting you to the peaceful and uplifting surroundings of nature where you can rest and soak up the healing energy of the forest with a cup of healing herbal tea before or after your treatment.

Wave goodbye to aches and pains and soothe your body and soul with the therapeutic power of massage. With an extensive list of indigenous and luxurious spa therapies, guests await exquisitely curated and intuitively bespoke body treatments.

Add a generous dose of African magic to your fitness regime at One&Only Nyungwe House in the Rwandan heartlands. Inventive ways to stay healthy here include aqua-gym sessions with forest views, jungle bootcamps, yoga and aerobics, circuit training, and personal training. Take a walk, run or swim on the wild side, assisted by a team of fitness experts.



Surrounding One&Only Nyungwe House is the protected Nyungwe National Park, home to chimpanzees and monkeys, offering an unforgettable opportunity to see these incredible animals up-close. Explore untameable jungles, sky-high bridges spanning the treetops, walk amongst majestic trees, trek the jungles on remarkable animal encounters.

Nyungwe Forest remains the largest mountain rainforest on the African Continent and is home to over 13 different species of primate, 275 recorded bird species, a myriad of stunning orchids, butterflies, moths and other fascinating creatures and insects.

Watch the world stir at daybreak as you stealthily follow an expert guide. Energetic and sociable, colobus monkeys travel in troops through the treetops of Nyungwe National Park, making them the most common monkey to encounter. Or perhaps you’ll see a troop of tree-dwelling chimps catapulting off through the canopy. Every trek is different, and each of these special treks will be entirely tailored to you.


Illuminating Adventures On The House

From thrilling outdoor pursuits in the National Park, to unique cultural insights and wellness experiences, One&Only Nyungwe House curates the most inspiring things to do in Rwanda.

The resort also offers a myriad of adventures such as:

  • Nature's Bootcamp

  • Hilltop Archery

  • Spear Throwing

  • Exploration by Bicycle

  • Interactive African Tea plantation guide

At One&Only Nyungwe House, soak up unforgettable moments, designed especially for you, from private dining on their elevated deck with flavours from the chef ’s own garden, to al fresco couples’ treatments at their brand-new spa.


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