Why One&Only Nyungwe House is Paradise for Wildlife Enthusiasts

Guests can encounter chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s and colobus monkeys, as well as an incredible profusion of birdlife in this new Rwanda resort.

With just 22 rooms and suites spread about the lush property, attentive service is all but guaranteed.

Set on a working tea plantation at the edge of the largest swath of montane forest in Central Africa, One&Only Nyungwe House (doubles from US$ 1,408)—the second addition to the Dubai-based brand’s Nature Resorts portfolio—is a haven for wildlife lovers, offering the chance to encounter chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s and colobus monkeys, as well as an incredible profusion of birdlife.

Yet the untamed wilds of southwestern Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park are only part of this new mountain lodge’s allure.

After jungle treks or even scenic helicopter rides, guests can swim lengths in the infinity pool, sign up for Africology-designed spa treatments (like the Intonga Amasatchi stick massage), kick back in the main lodge’s panoramic tea lounge, or dine on inventive African dishes like agatogo, a plantain-and-spinach stew here topped with spiced Nile perch.

And with just 22 rooms and suites spread about the lush property, attentive service is all but guaranteed.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“A New Resort For Rwanda”).

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