From riding across Australian bushland to chimpanzee-spotting in the Rwandan rainforest
One&Only's luxury hospitality experts round up four of their once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences to tempt your clients with.
1. Trek with chimps at One&Only Nyungwe House
Steeped in natural beauty and nestled within Rwanda's Gisakura tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House sits on the edge of one of the oldest rainforests in Africa. Trek through nature, experience chimpanzee encounters or see the rainforest and its inhabitants from above during a helicopter ride.
One&Only says: "Chimpanzee Trekking is a fun and fast-paced experience that guests will never forget. At the break of dawn, an expert guide will lead guests into the heart of the jungle, on the trail of chimpanzees. A rustle of leaves, and then, through the branches, chimpanzees can be spotted gazing down from the fig trees."
For more information, visit https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/nyungwe-house/experiences/chimpanzee-trekking
2. Ride on horseback through Wolgan Valley
Tucked in a private valley and protected by soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a conservation-based resort located in the Greater Blue Mountains region, a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney. Set within its own private 7,000-acre carbon-neutral wildlife reserve, the resort combines One&Only luxury with a quintessential Australian bush experience.
One&Only says: "There’s truly no better way to experience the spectacular Wolgan landscape than on horseback. Take in the majesty of Wolgan Valley while exploring winding trails through river crossings, open grasslands and native eucalyptus woodland before stopping in one of the property's most scenic locations to enjoy afternoon tea prepared by the resort’s culinary team."
For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/wolgan-valley/experiences/wolgan-valley-stables
3. Go whale spotting at One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town is a serene enclave just off Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. Recently refurbished, this nautical escape offers panoramic views across famous Table Mountain and whale watching excursions.
One&Only says: "Learn about the gentle giants that call the Cape waters home each year and embark on a bespoke private tour of the best viewing spots for the humpback, Bryde and southern right whales. For the ultimate experience, observe these magical creatures from the sky with a private helicopter trip to Hermanus, one of the top 12 whale-watching locations in the world."
For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/cape-town/experiences/marine-wildlife/whale-watching
4. Discover gibbons at One&Only Desaru Coast
Positioned on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia and set between lush rainforests and the South China Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast expands across acres of unspoilt flora and pristine stretches of white sanded beach. Easily accessible from Singapore and Johor’s Senai Airport, this ultra-luxury tropical escape offers curated nature experiences that include spotting gibbons, as well as exotic birds such as the white-bellied eagles and short-tailed babblers.
One&Only says: "Guided by the resort’s resident naturalist, 'Call of the Gibbons' is an exciting jungle trek designed for guests to discover local flora and fauna as they listen to the morning chatter of the white-handed gibbons found in the Panti Forest Reserve. A beautifully prepared tropical picnic surrounded by nature completes the experience."
For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/desaru-coast/experiences/signature-experiences