One & Only Nyungwe House

At a glance

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Beautiful design
  • Infinity pool with rainforest views

One & Only Nyungwe House


An oasis in the heart of Rwanda’s primate habitat.

In a remote spot at the edge of the Nyungwe Forest, this beautiful lodge is an unexpected delight. The décor is sophisticated and modern, but the use of natural materials means that it fits in perfectly with its surroundings. The main lodge has restaurant and bar with a stone fireplace and a boma for relaxed outdoor drinks and dining. Rooms are spacious and modern, housed in six wooden villas, with air-conditioning, television, open fireplace and private terrace overlooking the lush plantation. Two suites have their own villa. After a day trekking with chimpanzees and monkeys, there’s no better place to relax than in the heated infinity pool that looks out over the rainforest, watching the toucans and colobus monkeys in the treetops.

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Key information

Gisakura, a working tea plantation at the edge of the Nyungwe Forest

Airport transfer time: Approx. 5 hours’ drive from Kigali
Rooms: 24

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Accommodation information

22 rooms housed in 6 villas, and 2 suites


Restaurant, tea lounge, bar, boma

*Denotes local charge