One & Only Nyungwe House

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This luxury lodge is situated on the edge of the ancient Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda, the largest mountain rainforest in Africa. Built within a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House offers a fascinating look at unique African wildlife and culture – from up-close encounters with rare primates and exotic birds, to heart-warming interactions with local people and tailor-made experiences like gastronomic picnics in the wild.

Work up a sweat in the lodge’s gymnasium, or unwind with an open-air spa treatment or yoga session. Adventure seekers can explore the remote trails of the national park by foot or mountain bike.

Nyungwe House’s one- and two bedroom suites are nestled in the foothills of Nyungwe National Park’s dramatic mountains, providing a secluded forest haven with elegant amenities like indoor fireplaces, international dial telephones and private balconies. The family-friendly two bedroom suite with open-air Jacuzzi offers guests an indulgent and secluded hideaway.


  • Situated alongside the largest mountain rainforest in Africa
  • Nyungwe National Park is home to a large population of chimpanzees and endangered monkeys, as well as 275 recorded bird species
  • Set within a beautiful, working tea plantation
  • Active adventures like mountain biking, kayaking and forest trekking
  • Tailor-made experiences like private dining and tours, and secluded wellness activities
  • Open fireplaces in every room and suite
  • Private picnics in the wilderness


  • Bird watching
  • Chimp tracking
  • Cultural tours
  • Guided walks


Luxury Room

One Bedroom Room

Ideal for couples and friends, these rooms are equipped with maintained fireplaces, mini-bars, air conditioning, LCD televisions and a dedicated iPad with all you need to know about the lodge. Spacious bathrooms are en suite and feature superb stand-alone tubs, wilderness-view showers and twin vanities. Each room has its own private deck from which to wonder at the magnificent surrounding forest.

Two Bedroom Suite

These luxury suites offer all the same amenities as the one bedroom rooms, except for an additional bedroom and elegant living and dining room.

Two Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi

This suite offers the additional luxury of an open-air Jacuzzi.


The lodge has 22 luxury suites in six breath-taking wooden villas – each with in-room fireplaces and exceptional views of the Nyungwe Forest and surrounding mountains.

Socialise with fellow travellers and share trekking stories in the lodge’s patio bar, while enjoying a tipple of your choice. Or discover the secrets of African tea in the tea lounge – a perfect place to curl up with a good book or gaze over the emerald treetops.

A well-equipped gymnasium provides the opportunity for guests to maintain their exercise regimes, while the One&Only Spa is a euphoric sanctuary for the indulgent or weary traveller.


Delicious and nutritious seasonal dishes are served in the lodge’s elegant dining room. Sunrise breakfasts are available to prepare you for a day of adventure, and leisurely à la carte brunches are served all day – in your bed or out in the wilderness. Tailor-made picnics are expertly prepared, using fresh local ingredients and set in the most breath-taking locations on earth.

General facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Gym
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Wi-fi available

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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