Soon To Open One&Only’s Ultra-Luxury Nature Resort Gives Back!

ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY

One&Only’s Ultra-Luxury Nature Resort Giving Back to Local Rwandan Community Through Partnership with Knowlita

ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY
One&Only Nyungwe House, the latest Nature Resort within the One&Only collection, has announced their participation in Rwanda’s Gorilla Naming Ceremony and support of the local community projects associated with the week-long celebration. The resort will raise funds on behalf of the Uwurunazi Community Project through a capsule collection with New York-based cult fashion brand Knowlita.

 

The 14th annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony, commonly known as ‘Kwita Izina’, is a time-honored Rwandan tradition of naming the newborn mountain gorillas soon after they are born. This year’s ceremony, taking place on 7 September in Kinigi at Volcanoes National Park, will celebrate the naming of 23 baby gorillas along with a continued goal of monitoring each individual gorilla in their natural habitat and raising awareness for animal conservation and protection of endangered mountain gorillas. Each year the Rwanda Development Board selects prominent individuals to name the newborn gorillas during Kwita Izina, and this year Michael Wale, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International, owner of One&Only Resorts and iconic Atlantis Resort & Residences brands worldwide, will join the esteemed group. The most important annual event in Rwanda, Kwita Izina is attended by nearly thirty thousand community members and three thousand international, regional and local guests. Attendees at the 2017 celebration included the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, actor Sean Penn, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, Honourable Laurent Lamothe, and model and activist Veronica Varekova.
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY
One&Only Nyungwe House officially opens to all on the 1st of October 2018 in Rwanda. The property is set within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, alongside one of the largest and best-preserved montane rainforests in Africa.

 

One&Only Nyungwe House offers it’s guests the opportunity to go where few have gone before, promising once-in-a-lifetime experiences in one of the world’s most exceptional natural locations. Its immersed in wild beauty and surrounded by awe-inspiring jungle views. Every element of the resort 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.
Also a quick fact, Rwanda is one of the top 10 safest countries in the world!
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE SUPPORTS 14th ANNUAL GORILLA NAMING CEREMONY