FOR BREATHTAKING WILDLIFE AND SERIOUS LUXURY, THESE BRAND-NEW SAFARI SPOTS WILL DRIVE YOU WILD
If there’s a setting more tranquil than Nyungwe House, we’ve yet to find it. Tucked away among sprawling tea plantations and bordering the lush mountain rainforest, this buzzed-about Rwandan property is the ideal place for a ‘safari’ escape. All villas here have forest-facing balconies (meaning you’ll wake to a dawn chorus of monkeys, birds and flying squirrels) and are decked out in trad African textiles and dazzling pops of contemporary art.
Rise at dawn to perform sun salutations with fitness guide Joseph (while keeping half an eye on the long limbed colobus monkeys that leap from tree to tree around you) and check in for a knot-busting Intonga Amasatchi stick massage at the airy, nature-inspired spa. Adventurous sorts can try their hands at archery, mountain biking or even chimp trekking (warning: you will find yourself scrambling about on your hands and knees, so a good level of fitness is needed), before cooling off in the exquisite, fern fringed infinity pool.
One & Only Nyungwe House RWANDA Photo Gallery
The food here is also exceptional, with executive chef Treasure rustling up magnificent five-course meals (think fresh tilapia, cassava chapatis and juniper-berry cocktails served at the lodge’s dedicated gin bar) using produce from his edible-flower-filled chef’s garden.
THE LUXE TOUCH Private lunches on the forest deck come with comfy picnic blankets, charming waiters and leafy views for as far as the eye can see.
Abercrombie & Kent(abercrombie kent.co.uk) offers three nights in a double room from £3,995 per person, including flights and private transfers.
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