One&Only Nyungwe House, set in a remote location amongst the working Gisakura tea-plantation in southwest Rwanda, is a newly opened luxury retreat offering breath-taking outdoor pursuits and wellness experiences. Nyungwe Forest, the largest mountain rainforest on the African continent and home to 20% of all the apes in Africa, is considered the best place to view rare species of chimpanzees. The lush habitat surrounding the lodge is also home to endangered monkeys, including the owl-faced, golden and colobus monkeys, as well as hundreds of bird species and numerous stunning orchids, butterflies and moths.
The décor in the wilderness safari eco-lodge is contemporary and designed to reflect the natural surroundings. The 23 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites are spacious with log burners, wilderness-view showers and private terraces that look out over the leafy rainforest and surrounding mountains. Enjoy sunrise breakfasts, sumptuous meals and evening cocktails in the restaurant and bar located in the main lodge. For relaxation, the One&Only Spa has an extensive menu of indigenous spa therapies and the gym has a range of Technogym equipment.
Take a wildlife and sundowner walk amongst majestic mahogany trees and beautiful orchids.
Spot exotic birds and butterflies within the scenic grounds.
Take part in jungle boot camp workouts.
Learn the art of spear throwing and archery.
Unwind with al fresco yoga on the elevated deck.
Reset your mind and body in the One&Only Spa with a range of exclusive wellness treatments.
Explore some of the camp's conservation initiatives or (if you are here on the last Saturday of the month) take part in Rwanda's Umuganda community activity which can include environmental protection and developing infrastructure.
Uncover the processes of tea production with a tasting of the local black tea, Gisakura.
Explore the camp by bike.
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Enjoy picnics in the rainforest.
Experience chimpanzee trekking on a deep forest trail with expert trackers.
Go Colobus monkey trekking through Nyungwe’s lush forest trails.
Enjoy bird watching in the National Park with a knowledgeable guide.
Walk the Karamba Trail or the more challenging Mount Bigugu Trail.
Cross the famous Canopy Walkway at the top of the rainforest.
Explore the National Park by foot or mountain bike.
Take to the sky and explore Nyungwe by helicopter.
Take the new Canopy Walk and explore the rainforest from a lofty perspective.
Explore one of the numerous walking trails - Karamba Trail (5 hours) is relatively easy and includes the site of an old gold mine whilst the challenging Mount Bigugu Trail (10 hours) circumnavigates the highest peak in Nyungwe National Park.
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