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One&Only Gorilla's Nest
One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Welcome to One&Only Gorilla's Nest, an oasis of luxury nestled just north of Kinigi, Rwanda, and a stone's throw away from the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. Formerly known as Gorilla's Nest, this exquisite property has undergone a remarkable transformation under the stewardship of One&Only, emerging as a beacon of opulence and refinement in the heart of the African wilderness.

After undergoing extensive refurbishments, the lodge reopened its doors in 2019, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Today, One&Only Gorilla's Nest offers a sumptuous retreat amidst Rwanda's breathtaking landscapes, with unparalleled comfort and service. 

One&Only Gorilla's Nest boasts a resort-like atmosphere, featuring a range of luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities.

Guests can choose from a selection of 21 meticulously designed room types, each offering a unique blend of comfort and elegance. From the Forest Treehouse to the Silverback Suites, every accommodation is thoughtfully appointed to provide a tranquil sanctuary amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Room Types at Gorilla's Nest

Forest Treehouse - Reconnect to the natural world in this stunning room where you can overlook the surrounding forest from your spacious balcony, sleep soundly in a grand king bed, enjoy a lounge area with a crackling fireplace and take an al fresco shower. 77m²

Susa Treehouse - Unwind in this spacious two-bedroom lodge with a large fire-lit lounge and dining area, plus a large central bathroom featuring an indulgent freestanding bathtub set in front of jaw-dropping views. 87m²

Virunga Suite - Bathe in an open-air bathtub, enjoy a refreshing al fresco shower, relax on your spacious deck and look out across magnificent forest views, or unwind inside by the roaring fireplace in the generously sized living and dining areas. 147m²

Ingagi Suite - This ultra-spacious suite boasts a separate bedroom with a plush king bed, a lounge and dining area with a crackling fireplace and an ensuite with a freestanding bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers, plus take in the forest surrounds from your spacious deck. 251m²

Silverback Suite - This incredibly spacious suite features a multi-level terrace with an open-air lounge area, a BBQ terrace, a cosy fire pit and a private swimming pool. enjoy a luxurious king bed and generously sized living and dining areas. 402m²

One&Only Gorilla's Nest
One&Only Gorilla's Nest
One&Only Gorilla's Nest
One&Only Gorilla's Nest
One&Only Gorilla's Nest

In addition to lavish accommodations, One&Only Gorilla's Nest offers a wealth of activities and experiences to enhance your stay. Explore the lush forest trails on a thrilling bike ride, savour the rich flavours of Rwandan coffee during a tasting session, or immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of local culture with traditional performances.

Nature enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to spot rare birds and wildlife on guided excursions, while fitness enthusiasts can enjoy scenic trail runs and workouts amidst the stunning backdrop of the volcanic landscape.

For those embarking on a gorilla trek, One&Only Gorilla's Nest provides invaluable insights and preparation, ensuring a safe and enriching experience. Gather around the bonfire to hear stories of the gorilla families and receive essential guidance from experienced hosts.

After a day of adventure, unwind with a leisurely stroll through the property's lush gardens, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, or test your skills with archery under the guidance of expert instructors.

Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, One&Only Gorilla's Nest promises an unforgettable escape in the heart of Rwanda's wilderness. Experience the magic of Africa in ultimate luxury at this exceptional retreat.

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Property Details

Musanze, Rwanda (Outside the Volcanoes National Park)
Luxury Suites of various sizes
Guest Room Facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Clothes Press, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Cooking Equipment, Cooking Facilities, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Underfloor Heating, Verandah
Hotel Facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Business Centre, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, TV Room
Family Policy
All Ages
Gorilla Trekking, Wellbeing & Nature, Spa
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available), Airport Shuttle (Complimentary), Credit Card, Room Service
Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities. All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) - Package Dependant
Not Included
Premiums brands including Champagne, Spa Treatments
Why One&Only Gorilla's Nest?
Sealed with the One & Only Service and Standards Quality Stamp

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