Hidden in the foothills of Nyungwe National Park, the lodge is surrounded by pristine jungle, and the rooms and suites offer the chance to truly connect with nature. Unwind outdoors on your private balcony or deck, enjoy a book by a crackling fire, make the most of the latest technologies with climate control, LCD TVs and a dedicated in-room iPad and celebrate your days in the wild by indulging in the complimentary mini-bar. The en-suite bathrooms are just as special, showcasing the likes of twin vanities and forest-view showers.
Blending rustic tradition and contemporary flair, the dining at One & Only is suitably impressive – prepared by a team of talented chefs, menus are a true celebration of local ingredients and flavours. And there’s a choice of dining venues, too, from the Dining Room with its plantation views to the Tea Lounge where rustic beams and daily tea ceremonies create an inviting setting for relaxing with a book from the lodge’s curated library. Then there’s the Tea Lounge Bar – the ideal spot for a pre- or post-dinner drinks. Casual bites can also be taken poolside, and there’s the option for bespoke dining experiences at selected venues throughout the grounds as well as delicious picnics to savour in the wilderness.
If all that wasn’t enough, the lodge’s curated collection of experiences provides the ideal introduction to the region’s unique nature and culture. And, after days spent tracking chimpanzees and on nature walks and community visits, the spa is the perfect place to unwind.