African nature: the eco-resort One & Only Nyungwe House Rwanda
The eco-resort One & Only Nyungwe House is located on the territory of the National Park Nyungwe among tea plantations and the largest tropical forest in Africa. Each element of the resort is carefully thought out, starting with the concept of “farm to table” restaurants, ending with health and spa treatments based on African traditions and local culture.
“We are pleased to announce the opening of One & Only Nyungwe House, Nature Resorts' second eco-resort in our collection. Our guests will be able to explore the unspoiled nature of Africa: go hiking to chimpanzee settlements, meet endangered mangobee monkeys, stroll through the majestic mahogany trees and discover exotic birds, says One & Only Resorts president and chief operating officer. “Everything that the eco-resort offers is closely connected with the surrounding nature: from dawn breakfasts and yoga classes to relaxing outdoor spa treatments and evening cocktails around the campfire.”
Guests of One & Only Nyungwe House resort will have a wide range of programs for outdoor activities. Several hiking trails start right at the resort and lead deep into the jungle: the easiest option is the Karamba trail, which originates at the former gold mine, and the more difficult route passes through Bigugu, the highest point of the park. Among other impressions of the guests are night walks, helicopter flights, a training camp for sports in the jungle, dart throwing and archery lessons, as well as acquaintance with the secrets of collecting and preparing African tea.
One & Only Nyungwe House Resort pays special attention to nature conservation and the support of local communities. Guests will also be able to join numerous initiatives: for example, take part in Umugande together with local residents. Umugand is held on the last Saturday of the month, when everyone can contribute to the development of the country's infrastructure and environmental protection.
All the suites at One & Only Nyungwe House resort fit harmoniously into the natural landscape, while the modern design and design of the eco-resort is made with the participation of local artisans. In each suite guests will be greeted with a light eucalyptus fragrance, and from the private veranda breathtaking views of the rainforest will open.
One & Only Nyungwe House’s unique menu features organic seasonal ingredients from the Gisakura region. Guests of the resort will appreciate the variety of healthy and tasty dishes on the menu for breakfast, picnics and dinners on the spacious verandas.
One & Only Spa will offer beauty and health treatments using natural organic cosmetics for the care of Africology brand from South Africa. Each procedure combines traditional holistic practices and the effectiveness of natural ingredients. Guests of the resort will have access to unique massages using herbal oils for relaxation and beauty rituals from Africology to give strength. Branded stress relief treatments will include a 75-minute full-body Intoga Amasatchi massage using traditional wooden sticks.
One & Only Nyungwe House has been created in the same concept as the already existing Australian eco-resort Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley - the first resort in the world to receive a CarbonZero certificate confirming zero carbon emissions into the atmosphere. The expansion of the One & Only Nature Resorts portfolio will continue in 2019 with the opening of One & Only Gorilla’s Nest resort in northern Rwanda.
The convenient location at the foot of the Virunga mountain range will allow travelers to also explore the Birunga National Park, which will perfectly complement a unique vacation at the One & Only Nyungwe House resort.