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One&Only Nyungwe House

Nyamasheke Nyungwe Forest Reserve, Rwanda


"A Rwandan haven where the secrets of nature come to life before your eyes."

Wellness Ecotourism Culture

One&Only Nyungwe House is a luxury oasis in the Nyungwe Forest that celebrates the pristine wilderness of the surrounding environment. Every element of the resort has been carefully considered, embracing nature and local traditions, and curating authentic experiences for guests to discover. The wide range of experiences include sunrise breakfasts, yoga, soothing indigenous therapies at the One&Only Spa, and farm-to-table African-inspired cuisine as well as loads of chances to discover the unique wildlife of the ancient rainforest


An unrivaled rainforest oasis sitting at the heart of one of the world’s most colorful ecosystems.

Rooms + Suites

The resort has nineteen guest rooms and three two-bedroom Forest Suites. These modern living spaces are immersed in wild beauty and surrounded by awe-inspiring jungle views that overlook the vast African terrain, and touched with traditional Rwandan influences with private decks and in-room log-burners. The Forest Suites offer wood-burning stoves and en suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and deep standalone baths beside hypnotic views of the jungle.

Pool + Gym

One&Only Nyungwe House invites guests to swim through an open-air pool and up to the Pool Bar while surrounded by the energy of the forest.

The Fitness Centre offers both indoor and outdoor spaces guests can work up a sweat. ‘Nature’s Bootcamp’ is a moderate-to-challenging jungle workout led by a motivating guide in the fresh, mountain air. Nyungwe National Park offers an array of outdoor hikes and biking excursions past idyllic waterfalls and wetlands filled with rare birds and primates for all levels of experience.


In partnership with organic South African natural skincare brand Africology, One&Only Nyungwe House’s signature treatments combine the wisdom of traditional holistic therapies with the power of the purest natural ingredients. The resort’s signature deep-tissue Intoga Amasatchi massage treatment melts away tension and leaves you feeling physically and emotionally lighter. The Hypoxis Body Wrap is formulated from the African potato which is rich in anti-inflammatory and immune strengthening properties, and the moisture replenishing marula oil known as ‘Africa’s own miracle fruit’.


From leisurely breakfasts to three-course lunches, four-course dinners, packed picnics, and creative cocktails, each of the resort’s stay-inclusive meals showcase the best of local producers. The Rwandan-inspired Dining Room features a daily changing menu and offers samples of age-old Rwandan recipes such as Nyungwe flatbread made from cassava flour, indagara broth with African dried carpenter fish, and crunchy cassava with pulled lamb. At the Tea Lounge, try their signature tea-infused scones and partake in a Rwandan tea ceremony.


Unwind at the Tea Lounge Bar and let the One&Only Nyungwe House bartenders fix your favorite drink with a local twist. Be sure to order one of the tea-infused specialties or a house signature flavored with aromatic herbs and spices.

Who's it for?

One&Only Nyungwe House is ideal for families, couples, and singles searching for a lush and culturally-enriching jungle experience. The resort offers plenty of romantic getaway experiences and adventurous expeditions that are as exciting as they are educational.


One&Only Nyungwe House is set in Southwest Rwanda amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, on the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park. The park itself covers approximately 1020 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs, and is one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.

Agent's Tips

One&Only Nyungwe House both supports and initiates a number of conservation efforts that guests can partake in during their stay, such as Umuganda on the last Saturday of each month which includes planting new trees and helping to build schools. Work with your SmartFlyer travel advisor to learn more about how you can get involved!

Want to arrive in style? One&Only Nyungwe House offers a couple options: a 30-minute helicopter charter will reveal incredible views of the Rwandan countryside, Lake Kivu and the Nyungwe National Park, or a luxury car service that takes guests through scenic countryside towards Butare, a university town home to the Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda.

SmartFlyer Exclusives

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Complimentary a La Carte Breakfast and Buffer Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay

During a guest's stay at the property they are given 2 complimentary activities per person, per day

$100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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