Designed to integrate into the surrounding environment, the One&Only Nyungwe House perches on a tea plantation at the edge of the rainforest. Relax mere steps away from hiking and tracking the abundant primate species that call the forest home.

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Please note: One&Only Nyungwe House is closed for refurbishment and will reopen October 1, 2017.

Each of the 24 rooms at One&Only Nyungwe House faces the verdant forest, a view that can best be enjoyed from the privacy of individual balconies. Inside each cabin, a wood-burning fireplace is just one of the comforting amenities available to guests at One&Only Nyungwe House. Visitors will also find crisp bedding, fine wood finishes, and a modern en suite bathroom with an inviting bathtub that overlooks the room and the picture windows opening up to the surrounding natural beauty. Thoughtful blackout shades and superior insulation in the rooms further contribute to the guests’ comfort, while sightings of the forest’s 13 different primate species are not uncommon mere feet away from the balcony.

At the main area of One&Only Nyungwe House, guests can unwind next to one of several cozy fireplaces in the many vignette lounges scattered throughout the central hub. The spacious bar and dining area feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a modern decor accented by traditional Rwandan arts including Imigongo paintings crafted from all-natural materials such as fruits, cow dung, and clay soil. Sample teas plucked fresh from the plantation at the cozy tea lounge and delight in the gourmet dishes served in the dining room. From the fresh cheese plates and fruit skewers to the sumptuous dinners, the presentations and tastes are impeccable and a delightful surprise within the Rwandan wild.

At One&Only Nyungwe House, guests embark with skilled local guides on nature walks, birding expeditions, and the most popular activity, primate tracking. Over 25% of Africa’s primate species can be found in the varying terrains and climates within Nyungwe Forest National Park and though sightings are not always guaranteed, a trek through the lush forest only enhances the thrill of stumbling upon a troop of monkeys. Species found here include L’Hoest’s monkey, owl-faced monkey, blue and golden monkeys, black and white colobus, and the ever-popular chimpanzee.

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