The One&Only Nyungwe House resort, on the edge of the Nyungwe rainforest opens its doors on October 1, 2018.
The hotel is set within a working tea plantation, in the montane rainforests in Africa. One&Only Nyungwe House offers guests farm-to-table dining, spa and wellness offerings that embrace nature and local traditions, and curated experiences.
“It is an absolute privilege and an honour to confirm the opening of One&Only Nyungwe House, the second addition to our Nature Resorts portfolio, and to provide our guests with the rare opportunity to explore this remote and authentically wild location. Our guests will be able to trek with chimpanzees, or discover the endangered Mangabey monkeys, walk among majestic mahogany trees and spot exotic birds, orchids and butterflies,” says Philippe Zuber, president and chief operating officer, One&Only Resorts.
“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,” he says.
One&Only Nyungwe House has 23 rooms that are designed utilising local African craftsmanship inspired by Rwanda. Log burners in each guest room and suite will burn eucalyptus, whilst private decks offer views over the African terrain.
In such a precious environment, conservation and support for local communities is of the utmost importance at One&Only Nyungwe House. 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.