Nyungwe House

Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

Nyungwe House

Recently taken over by luxury hotel brand One&Only, Nyungwe House is the most luxurious property in the region of Nyungwe. Set amid tea fields on the edge of the forest, it offers 20 sumptuous rooms, each lavishly furnished in a modern style.

Nyungwe House blends beautifully into its surroundings. Décor focuses on earthy colours and makes good use of local wood, terracotta tiles and slate. Local Imigongo artwork is displayed to great effect on the walls, adding a splash of colour and style.

Activities from Nyungwe House naturally centre on Nyungwe Forest National Park, including primate safaris, birding tours, and canopy walks.


The 20 luxurious rooms are arranged in five ‘pods’ on the edge of the forest. All open onto a private veranda with coffee table and settee, and feature king size beds (twins are also available), en-suite bathrooms with standalone bathtubs and showers overlooking the forest. Each room has a satellite TV, wi-fi connections and charging points.


Large dining room with open fire
Outdoor dining area on the edge of the forest
Barbecue pit


Lounge with open fire
Heated infinity pool
Fitness centre
Yoga deck


  • Trek to find the habituated chimpanzee groups
  • Trek in search of Ruwenzori colobus monkeys
  • Nature walks through the forest to enjoy its diversity of wildlife, which includes 13 species of Primate and lots of birdlife.
  • Enjoy a thrilling trek on the Nyungwe Canopy Walk where you can see unique ‘canopy’ species - birds, butterflies, plants, insects – and several varieties of monkey that live in the roof of the forest.
  • Explore the Isumo Waterfall Trail, a fabulous 2.5km trail that will take you into a deep ravine in Nyungwe Forest and to the Isumo Waterfalls
  • Explore the Kamiranzovu Swamp and marshlands – famous for its orchids, rare ferns, plants and bird species.
  • Archery
  • Cycling

Child Policy

Nyungwe House accommodates children aged 12 and over.