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One&Only Nyungwe House

Surrounded by rainforest; nestled among mountains; One&Only Nyungwe House is a haven of creature-comforts where the wild secrets of nature come to life before your eyes.

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Gisakura, Western Province Rwanda

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.

Jungle View at One&Only Nyungwe House

An unrivalled rainforest oasis

Nyungwe Forest - The most important site for biodiversity conservation in Rwanda.

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Misty Valley Landscape View at One&Only Nyungwe House

Air and land

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 our helipad.

History & Culture

Nyungwe Forest remains the largest mountain rainforest on the African continent. 

Ngungwe Forest National Park is home to over 13 different species of primate and 20% of all the apes in Africa. The lush and diverse habitat is famously home to a large population of chimpanzees and endangered monkeys; including the owl faced monkey and the golden monkey, of which sightings are reported, but unverified.

The forest was cited by Birdlife International as “the most important site for biodiversity conservation in Rwanda” for its 275 recorded bird species of which 27 are endemic. Home to a myriad of stunning orchids, butterflies, moths and other fascinating creatures and insects, the Government of Rwanda declared Nyungwe a national park in 2005, affording it the highest level of protection in the country.

The resort itself, on the edge of the park, was originally developed in conjunction with the Rwandan Government in 2010. In 2017, it came under the management of One&Only, and after an extensive renovation and upgrade of facilities, it has become the unrivalled rainforest oasis you see today.

Misty Valley Landscape View at One&Only Nyungwe House

Amenities

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.

Spa Single Room at One&Only Nyungwe House

One&Only Spa

Unwind in harmony with the forest’s healing energy, as an extensive menu of treatments resets body and mind, and systematically enlivens all five senses.

Discovery Table at One&Only Nyungwe House

Signature Resort Activities

Set within a beautiful working tea plantation just bordering the Nyungwe National Park, discover endless fascination within our own scenic grounds, from bird watching, to wildlife spotting, stargazing and more!

Colobus Monkey at One&Only Nyungwe House

National Park Activities

Enjoy wild, up-close encounters with Nyungwe’s famous flora and fauna on an expertly-led Rwanda safari. Activities include primate tracking, bird watching, and canopy walk.

Useful Details

Everything you need to know before you travel to One&Only Nyungwe House.

Weather

In the heart of Africa, fractionally south of the equator, Rwanda’s high altitude creates a remarkably pleasant tropical climate, with a fairly stable annual temperature of 15.5 degrees Celsius. Two wet seasons (March–May, and October–November) are characterised by rain, while two dry seasons (June–September, and December–February) tend to have light cloud cover which occasionally brings showers.

Visa Requirements

All visitors to Rwanda must present a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of travel. Visa requirements for entering Rwanda may vary significantly from country to country. For more information on visa requirements, please click here.

Electricity

Electricity in Rwanda is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Rwanda with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

Internet

Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in all private guest rooms and in the main resort building, including the guest lounge, bar and restaurant.

Language

Rwanda has four official languages: Kinyarwandan, English, French and Swahili.

Check-in and Check-out

Guests may check-in from 3pm and are requested to depart rooms by 11am.

Time Zone

Central African Time (UCT +2)