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Forest canopy


Sunrise across the forest


Chimpanzees are just one of the 13 species of primate in the forest


Nyungwe House


Nyungwe House, surrounded by tea plantations


Luxury accommodation


View across the dining room table


Tea Room & Bar


Colobus Monkeys


Tea plantations


Kivu Lake

Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

Luxury boutique jungle hideaway - perfect for spotting chimpanzees and other primates

Only available as part of a tailor-made tour of Rwanda

Nyungwe House sits on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park within the grounds of a tea-plantation, with impressive views over the rainforest canopy and the rugged Rwandan mountains. The major attraction here are the chimpanzees and other primates which call the Nyungwe Forest National Park home. Nyungwe House is the latest luxury lodge within the One & Only portfolio bringing five star luxury to the Nyungwe Forest Reserve.


Nyungwe House has 24 spacious and contemporary en-suite rooms, all with air-conditioning, private veranda and open fireplaces - so you don’t have to rough it to get out into the wild! The interiors are elegantly decorated with artwork inspired by Rwanda’s local beauty and ancient traditions. 

Activities & Experiences

There are 13 different species of primate to look out for during your stay, including chimpanzee, and an impressive 275 bird species, from the gabar goshawk to the great blue turaco. Activities are tailored to the individual and guided walks can last anything from 1 to 7 hours. The most popular excursions include chimpanzee trekking, black and white colobus monkey trekking, grey–cheeked mangabey trekking, the Kamiranzovu Swamps and Waterfall walks, Bird watching and cultural walks.

Facilities & Services

Within the main lodge there's a boma for outdoor dining and drinks, a tea lounge and bar, as well as a restaurant including a private room with private terrace. There is also a small spa (with two treatment rooms and Jacuzzi), heated outdoor infinity edged pool with jungle views, a fitness studio and bicycles to ride around the tea plantation.

Enjoy delicious breakfasts and on-the-go lunches and picnics, all prepared by talented local chefs. Aperitifs and snacks are always available, and the well-trained staff have got the balance just right when it comes to being personable, professional and responsible.  

Weather & Seasons

Rwanda can be visited at any time of year, but probably best to avoid March to May when it's particularly rainy. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park and for hiking in Nyungwe Forest Reserve.

Getting Here

8 hour 30 minute flight from London to Nairobi followed by a 2 hour flight to the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali. Then, it's a 5 hour drive to Nyungwe House.


Our Rwanda and Africa specialists can tailor-make the perfect adventure for if you wish to see more of this amazing country, such as gorilla trekking from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Volcanoes National Park.

Consider our suggested 8 Night Highlights of Rwanda Tailor-Made Tour

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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