The call of the wild
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Through misty forests and over dramatic peaks, a venture deep into Rwanda’s lush heart reveals more than just untamed wilderness.
Within a tranquil tea plantation at the edge of a million-year-old rainforest, the 22 exclusive suites that comprise One&Only Nyungwe House epitomise contemporary African flair and grant you easy access to a population of primates.
After a few nights immersed in Rwanda’s nature, head to nearby Kinigi and you’ll find the aptly named One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. With just 21 rooms and suites tucked away in the foothills of Virunga volcano range, this boutique enclave makes for an ideal base to visit the regions endangered mountain gorillas.
Rwanda The call of the wild
Volcanoes National Park
Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range, traditional, wooden en-suite Rwandan lodges are fitted out with creature comforts and rustic furnishings. The lodge guarantees all guests an up close and personal, once-in-a-lifetime interaction with one of eight local families of majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. And being a part of the local community, as well as hiring residents from the surrounding area they’re keen on getting guests involved with their way of life. Rwandan culture is celebrated with craft lessons alongside local women and performances of ancestral poetry and dances.Explore
Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, transfer to One&Only Nyungwe House. Bordering Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park, the park is nestled within a working tea plantation in one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on Earth. Said to have stayed green even through the Ice Age, the forest is rich in biodiversity; home to 13 species of primate who reside alongside 280 species of bird. Should you choose to drive, you will take a detour to The National Museum which remained surprisingly untouched throughout the civil war of 1994. Once settled, you will have the opportunity to visit humanity’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, in their natural habitat before a stroll under the canopy to spot more of the forest's inhabitants.Explore
Where to stay
One&Only Gorilla's NestWith eucalyptus trees as camouflage, the traditional wooden Rwandan lodges of the One&Only troop aren’t shy when it comes to welcoming interlopers to their wild and wonderful home. Kitted out with creature comforts and rustic furnishings, there’s no denying that One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Kinigi on the border of Volcanoes National Park makes a fitting basecamp.
Where to stay
One&Only Nyungwe HouseWithin a tranquil tea plantation at the edge of a million-year-old rainforest, the One&Only Nyungwe House epitomises contemporary African flair and grants you easy access to a population of primates. Rwandan drummers mark your arrival to Gisakura tea plantation, home to one of the country’s most prestigious establishments.
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