One and Only Nyungwe House

On the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park, amongst rich tea plantations, lies One&Only Nyungwe House, a one-of-a-kind rain forest sanctuary that provides an excellent base from which to explore all that this National Park has to offer. A variety of truly memorable experiences await you here, including expertly guided jungle treks with rare chimpanzee populations and troops of colobus monkeys, as well as sensational bird watching opportunities.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

One&Only Nyungwe House offers 22 luxury rooms and suites situated in 6 stunning wooden villas. Each room is designed to frame nature, with exceptional views of the Nyungwe Forest. There are open fireplaces in each room or suite, and private decks which offer a secluded haven to watch wildlife. The interior design of the rooms includes locally-made textiles and artwork, inspired by the talent and beauty of Rwanda. During your stay you can expect to soak up many unforgettable moments, from private dining on your elevated deck and swimming in the idyllic infinity pool, to al fresco couples' treatments at the spa and evening gatherings around the fire pit.

Getting There

5 hour drive from Kigali through scenic countryside, a 35 min RwandAir flight, followed by a 45 min transfer or a a helicopter charter to the heli-pad which is within walking distance from reception.


Mountain biking; canopy-walking; trekking, up-close wild encounters with rare primates, butterflies, exotic birds and indigenous flora and interactions with the local people.

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Review of One and Only Nyungwe House

Susan Campbell & John McKinney

Fabulous. Way exceeded our expectations. Beautiful setting, excellent food. Amazing service. Absolutely no complaints.

01/11/2016 Read full trip review

Review of One and Only Nyungwe House

Anjali Oberai & Tracy Laing

Beyond amazing. Loved the lodge and surroundings. Hikes in the forest were a highlight.

08/09/2015 Read full trip review

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