One&Only Nyungwe House to open in Rwanda, Africa
August 15, 2018: One&Only Nyungwe House Resort, located alongside the vast and ancient Nyungwe rainforest in the dramatic mountainous landscapes of Rwanda’s southwest, will start welcoming guests on October 1, 2018.
One&Only Nyungwe House is built within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, promising once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the world’s most exceptional natural locations, being surrounded by awe-inspiring jungle views, with inspired farm-to-table dining, and spa and wellness offerings that embrace nature and local traditions.
The 23 guest rooms and suites at One&Only Nyungwe House are all designed to fit harmoniously within the natural surroundings, utilising local African craftsmanship inspired by Rwanda and offering a contemporary look and feel.
Experiences include the opportunity for guests to participate in Umuganda - a nationwide initiative in Rwanda in which locals spend the last Saturday morning of every month working in the local community, giving back in some way, from developing infrastructure to environmental protection.
Guests can also enjoy trekking with chimpanzee and rare monkey populations through the ancient forest, along with a wide range of remote outdoor pursuits from bird-watching, to a canopy treetop walk at the very top of the rainforest.
“We have created an ultra-luxury oasis which celebrates every possible moment of this remote jungle environment from sunrise breakfasts, or treehouse yoga, enjoying soothing indigenous spa therapies in the warm tropical air, through to evening cocktails by a crackling fire pit,” says Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts.