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 when you stay at this luxury Rwanda lodge.

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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. The inviting bathtub 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. Meanwhile 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. Additionally, the spacious bar and dining area feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a modern decor. Traditional Rwandan arts accent the walls, including Imigongo paintings crafted from natural materials like fruits, cow dung, and clay soil. Sample teas plucked fresh from the plantation at the cozy tea lounge. Or, delight in the gourmet dishes served in the dining room. From the fresh fruit and cheese plates to the sumptuous dinners, impeccable dining is a delightful surprise within the Rwandan wild.

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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. Though sightings cannot be guaranteed, a trek through the forest is only enhanced by 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.¬†Catch a glimpse of these when you stay at this luxury Rwanda lodge.

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