One&Only Nyungwe House
One&Only Nyungwe House is set amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, in southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border. The property is set on the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park, which covers approximately 1 020 km2 of rainforest, bamboo and swamps. The accommodations at this lodge provide a sense of tranquility with a fireplace and picturesque private deck. All rooms include breakfast, lunch and dinner while featuring tea and coffee facilities and an en-suite bathroom with an indoor shower, wilderness-view shower and stand-alone bath. The One&Only Spa provides relaxing treatments, while the One&Only Gym allows guests space and equipment for a refreshing workout. Additionally, guests can relax in the infinity pool while having a snack and drink or enjoy a meal by the trees with a picnic or at the elegant restaurant.
Why we like it here
Easy access to Primate Trekking activities.
Beautiful location amidst tea plantations, bordering the misty rainforests.
Decadent farm-to-table cuisine.
Gourmet picnics surrounded by exotic plants.
Private dining on a deck overlooking the picturesque landscape.
Things to be aware of
During lunch and dinner, there is no menu; instead, Chef Treasure Makwanise and his team curate every menu daily, based on the best of the season’s ingredients.
The property features resort-like facilities like a swimming pool and fitness centre that, for some, may lessen an authentic African safari ambience.
The 22 rooms are arranged in five pods away from the main building, at the edge of the rainforest.