One and Only Nyungwe House

Found in the south west of Rwanda and on the outskirts of Nyungwe Forest National Park, lies One&Only Nyungwe House, an excellent base from which to explore all the National Park has to offer including wild chimpanzees. As mankind's closest relative, watching their social interactions is a fascinating if not a little poignant at times. The lodge overlooks a tea plantation and the vast forest canopy, surrounded by the sounds of hundreds of different bird species.

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  • Emergency medical care

One&Only Nyungwe House offers 22 luxury rooms and suites situated in 8 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 the 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.

Read what our previous clients thought of One and Only Nyungwe House

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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