ONE&ONLY celebrates the beauty of Rwanda

Experience a six-night adventure through the wilderness of Rwanda at One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. 

One&Only Rwanda has unveiled an exclusive bespoke six-night OneEscape experience, curated to immerse guests in the captivating wonders of Rwanda, combining ultra-luxury accommodations, nature and culinary experiences, and luxury helicopter transfers between One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. It’s an unforgettable journey through the beauty of the Land of a Thousand Hills. 

From once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest to awe-inspiring chimpanzee trekking at One&Only Nyungwe House, OneEscape guests will also enjoy ease of travel between the resorts, with a 35-minute helicopter transfer with Rwanda’s Akagera Aviation*. 

One&Only Nyungwe House

Immersed in wild beauty surrounded by awe-inspiring jungle views, every element of One&Only Nyungwe House has been carefully considered, with inspired farm-to-table dining, spa and wellness offerings that embrace nature and local traditions and curated, authentic experiences to discover.

Upon arrival at One&Only Nyungwe, guests are greeted with a traditional Rwandan welcome – a signature drink of rose tea or local coffee to refresh and revitalise, as energetic drums and a local dance troupe introduce them to their Rwandan adventure in the wilderness. Situated on a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe invites guests to continue their journey with a fascinating lesson by the resort’s tea expert, revealing the process of picking tea leaves and growing African tea. 

For active pursuits, OneEscape includes engaging in ancient African traditions with guided archery and spear-throwing sessions atop a scenic hilltop overlooking breathtaking landscapes at One&Only Nyungwe House. Or head out for a guided walk with Nyungwe House’s expert Field Guides for a captivating birdlife tour or a nocturnal hike as you stargaze and seek out the intriguing creatures that emerge at twilight. 

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

Following the luxurious helicopter transfer, guests arrive at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees. Offering an exclusive front-row seat to observe endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga volcano range, an ultra-luxury resort in Kinigi, northwest of Rwanda and just five minutes from Volcanoes National Park. 

Enjoy the Secrets of Rwandan Coffee and learn the story of sustainably grown regional coffee, discovering the different flavours and blends. Throughout your stay, guests will indulge in bespoke dining experiences and unforgettable culinary adventures, from a traditional barbeque under the stars at the recently renovated cottage of famed conservationist Jack Hanna to al fresco meals in the Chef’s Garden featuring unique regional ingredients that inspire the resort’s seasonal menus. 

For active adventures, choose an afternoon traversing through the forest and volcanic landscape with an invigorating bike ride or a thrilling run through the nature of Volcanoes National Park. Or journey into nature with a guided bird walk, learning about the endangered and beautiful birdlife. 

Experience of Umuganda

Alongside One&Only colleagues, guests can work shoulder to shoulder with Rwandans, contributing to important local projects ranging from planting new trees to helping build schools. The conservation efforts at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest include the resort’s work with Handspun Hope. This organisation supports vulnerable women who experienced trauma in the 1994 Genocide, as well as those living with HIV/AIDS. 

For resort reservations or more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/rwanda

*Complimentary to guests who book a stay of six nights or longer at One&Only Nyungwe House One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, between 1 March to 31 May 2024 and 01 October to 14 December 2024. 

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