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One&Only Nyungwe House
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While Rwanda is perhaps best known for its remarkable gorilla conservation efforts, another gem hidden in its lush heart is One&Only Nyungwe House in the pristine landscape of dense forests known as Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Nestled on the edge of Nyungwe, One&Only Nyungwe House is a luxury eco-lodge that seamlessly blends opulence with the natural beauty of the rainforest. This extraordinary property offers an escape like no other, where guests can immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the forest while enjoying the highest level of comfort and service.

At One&Only Nyungwe House, the adventure continues beyond the luxurious confines of the lodge. The expert guides lead you on a variety of excursions, from chimp tracking and primate walks to canopy walks that take you high above the forest floor. These experiences allow you to connect with the natural world in a way few other places offer.

Your stunning Nyungwe Forest accommodation offers a one-of-a-kind escape bordering one of Africa's oldest rainforests.


Watch a Safari Guru Video Itinerary that includes One&Only Nyungwe House: Rwanda Highlights - Gorillas and Chimps Safari

One&Only Nyungwe House boasts a range of accommodation options to suit every traveller's preferences. Situated in five striking wooden villa clusters, the 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.

From the private Nyungwe Rooms with forest views to the stunning Two-Bedroom Forest Suites, every aspect of your stay is carefully designed to provide the utmost comfort and luxury. The lodge's architecture and design pay homage to the local culture and environment, creating a harmonious connection between modernity and nature.


Nyungwe Rooms celebrate Rwanda's natural beauty, from their immersive tree-grazing balconies to their chic African design and thoughtful furnishings. Generous spaces and beautiful interiors make these suites amongst the trees a serene hub for exciting ecological adventures and wildlife encounters.


Boasting primeval forest views, the Two-Bedroom Forest Suites are designed for the wild at heart and curious spirit. Ideal for those travelling with friends or family, the luxury suites offer plenty of room across large living spaces and private outdoor decks, allowing all to unwind in an engaging rainforest experience.

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While we delve into the allure of One&Only Nyungwe House, it's essential to understand the remarkable natural wonder that is Nyungwe Forest National Park. Covering approximately 1,020 square kilometres, this untouched rainforest is one of Africa's most ancient and biologically diverse. Unsurprisingly, it's often referred to as the "Jewel of Rwanda."

Nyungwe is famous for its primate population, and the crown jewel is undoubtedly the habituated chimpanzee families that call this forest home. Visitors can trek into the depths of the rainforest and witness these intelligent, agile creatures in their natural habitat.

The chimp tracking experience is not just a wildlife encounter; it's a chance to deepen your understanding of our closest relatives. But Nyungwe isn't just about chimpanzees. The park is home to 12 other primate species, including colobus monkeys, L'Hoest's monkeys, and olive baboons. Watching these primates swing through the trees is a sight to behold.

For bird enthusiasts, Nyungwe is nothing short of heaven. It's a birdwatcher's dream come true, with over 300 bird species recorded, including numerous endemic and rare species. You can expect to spot vibrant turacos, dazzling sunbirds, and elusive forest hornbills. The birding experience here is unparalleled, and even if you're not a birder, the sights and sounds of the avian world are awe-inspiring.

Enjoy exceptional dining and selected beverages included in your stay, plus two signature resort experiences daily. More about Rwanda's primate safaris.

Safari Guru suggests a helicopter transfer when departing One&Only Nyungwe House for seamless logistics and hassle-free connecting with your international flights - it's worth it in so many ways - Safari Guru Video.

One&Only Nyungwe House

Property Details

One&Only Nyungwe House Location
Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda
15 x One-bedroom Nyungwe Rooms, 5 x One-bedroom Nyungwe Twin Rooms, 3 x Two-bedroom Forest Suites
Guest Room Facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Clothes Press, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Wheelchair Friendly
Property Facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Business Centre, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Family Policy
One&Only Nyungwe House has a minimum age restriction of 10 years.
Onsite: Bird Watching, Cycling, Gourmet Picnic, Massages, Walks (Guided) - Nearby: Chimp Trekking, Animal Encounters, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Tree-top Canopy Tours, Walks (Guided)
Available Services
Chauffeur Service, Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)
All Meals, Onsite Activities, Some Beverages
Not Included
Gratuities, Premium Beverages, Items of a Personal Nature
Why One&Only Nyungwe House?
Nyungwe is famous for its primate population and the luxurious One&Only Nyungwe House offers easy access to see the regions remarkable chimp populations

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