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One & Only Nyungwe House Rwanda

Gisakura, Nyamasheke Nyungwe Forest Reserve, Rwanda


Alongside ancient rainforest, within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House is a completely transformed, idyllic eco retreat offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the heart of magical Rwanda. Immersing you in exotic flora and fauna, connecting you with vibrant culture, and reawakening your soul, this is Africa as you’ve never seen her before.


In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House is set 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.
Map co-ordinates: 1.9403, 29.8739


Every newly-transformed room and suite has been architecturally designed to blend seamlessly with the unique landscape, respecting the environment and perfectly frame the best aspects of Nyungwe’s natural beauty. With an emphasis on indoor and outdoor living, you remain consistently connected to your surroundings, as extended furnished balconies open up to lush flora, with mesmerising aspects over the working tea plantation and forest beyond. 
• 23 luxury rooms and suites and situated in nine stunning wooden villas. 
• All designed to frame nature, with exceptional views of the Nyungwe Forest. 
• Open fireplaces in each room or suite burn fragrant eucalyptus. 
• Newly-extended private decks offer a secluded haven to watch wildlife. 
• Interior design comprising locally-made textiles and artwork is inspired by the talent and beauty of Rwanda.


 No one has walked in your shoes, nor dreamed your dreams, so Adams & Butler curates a completely bespoke itinerary to make your passions and interests come to life. With expert local guides and visiting international specialists, every discovery is illuminated by a wealth of knowledge and first-hand stories, beautifully enhanced with local artisan produce.
• Delight in active adventures, such as mountain biking, canopy-walking and trekking.
• Feel the thrill of up-close wild encounters, from incredibly rare primates and reptiles to butterflies, exotic birds and indigenous flora.
• Enjoy heart-warming interactions with local people as you discover secrets of their survival, their crafts, cuisine, customs and more.
• Soak up unforgettable moments, designed especially for you, from private dining on our elevated deck with flavours from the chef’s own garden, to al fresco couples’ treatments at our brand-new spa.

At A Glimpse

 One & Only Nyungwe House Rwanda

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