Condé Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine headquartered in the United Kingdom, has named two tourism and hospitality businesses in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Musanze district and One&Only Nyungwe House in Nyungwe National Park, among the finest resorts in Africa.
Apart from the Dubai-based One&Only Gorilla’s Nest and One&Only Nyungwe, Virunga Lodge is another Rwandan institution that has been placed eighth on the continent.
The One and Only Gorilla’s Nest is a multi-luxury lodge located in the National Park’s foothills. It is aimed at high-end vacationers.
The five-star hotel includes 21 cottages that are furnished with Rwandan cultural objects such as Imigongo paintings and other pieces of art.
Imigongo paintings are a Rwandan art genre that is authentically local. They’re comprised of cow excrement and soil that’s been turned into clay. They are not only delicate and delicate but also quite attractive.
It was formally launched in February 2020 after two years of building operations at a cost of US$65 million.
The One & Only Nyungwe House, on the other hand, is a five-star facility established in cooperation with the Rwandan government in the heart of Nyungwe National Park in 2010.
One&Only Nyungwe House is a premium 5-star property with an infinity pool. The One&Only Spa and One&Only Gym are also available to guests. The lodge has a garden where you may relax, as well as free private parking. A patio and a grilling area are available to guests.
The air-conditioned rooms at One&Only Nyungwe House have a minibar, a private balcony, and tea and coffee-making amenities. They have a flat-screen TV, an in-room safe, and a private bathroom.
Eating Room is one of the in-house dining alternatives, and it is a handy place to eat. Guests are invited to unwind in the cozy lounge bar each evening. One&Only Nyungwe House is only a 45-minute drive from Kamembe International Airport, and guests are supplied with a shuttle service.
The neighboring landscape provides plenty of excellent walking opportunities.
Thorntree River Lodge from Zambia was placed third, followed by Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge from Botswana, and Volcanoes Safari Lodges from Uganda was ranked fifth.