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One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

Classic Perspective Certified .
Sustainable .
Volcanoes National Park / Rwanda

Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat. Offering an exclusive front-row seat to the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary. You’ll be captivated as exotic colourful birds and one of the planet’s greatest array of primate species flourish before your eyes and welcome you into their world. Then retreat to your own world, a spectacular modern haven, where every creature comfort is yours to behold.

1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
Check-in from 2:00pm. Check-out by 11:00am.
Luxury Africa Collection

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

Certified
Sustainable
Volcanoes National Park / Rwanda

Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat. Offering an exclusive front-row seat to the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary. You’ll be captivated as exotic colourful birds and one of the planet’s greatest array of primate species flourish before your eyes and welcome you into their world. Then retreat to your own world, a spectacular modern haven, where every creature comfort is yours to behold.

Check-in from 2:00pm. Check-out by 11:00am.
1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
21 Lodges and Suites
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals

Two on-site activities per person per day

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Our warm hosts will welcome you personally at Kigali International Airport and take you on a breathtaking 2.5-hour journey by luxury SUV. We can also arrange a scenic helicopter transfer that offers aerial views of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Located 120 kilometres northwest of capital Kigali, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is cushioned in the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park on the edge of the spectacular Virunga Mountains. The surrounding park is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains and is a vast playground, with 160km2 of rainforest and bamboo.

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One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat. Offering an exclusive front-row seat to the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary. You’ll be captivated as exotic colourful birds and one of the planet’s greatest array of primate species flourish before your eyes and welcome you into their world. Then retreat to your own world, a spectacular modern haven, where every creature comfort is yours to behold.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in from 2:00pm. Check-out by 11:00am.
Family Friendly
21 Lodges and Suites
1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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SILVERBACK SUITE

Live like Kings and Queens of the forest in the resort's crowning suite, celebrating unparalleled levels of space and privacy. Your richly adorned master bedroom enjoys a spectacular private bathroom, while the large living and dining room provides space to unwind and entertain, surrounding the atmospheric fireplace. Beyond, an expansive multi-level terrace unfolds offering an array of unique hubs to enjoy the forest from every angle. Sip aperitifs on the open-air lounge, savour fresh grills on the barbecue terrace, and share stories of the day around the cosy firepit. Reaching out towards the greenery, chance a refreshing dip in your private pool at any time of day.

INGAGI SUITE

Named after the majestic mountain gorilla, feel alive and powerful in spaces completely at home in the surrounding forest. Feel in awe of the rare beauty that surrounds as you lounge on the spacious deck or dine in the fresh forest air. Inside, your striking master bedroom enjoys expansive living and dining spaces with a cosy fireplace and convertible sofa bed. Retreat into your master bathroom with standalone bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers to enjoy the natural views as you please. Have all your desires met, at any time, by our resident chef and butler who are always on call. With a private catering kitchen, enjoy fresh ingredients tailored to your tastes.

VIRUNGA SUITE

Immerse yourself completely in the natural elements with extended outdoor spaces suspended above the bountiful gardens below. Soak up the rare wholesome beauty as you bathe in your open-air bathtub, refresh in the outdoor shower, lounge in your spacious deck, or dine al fresco with loved ones. Inside, move between your chic king bedroom, grand master bathroom with large standalone bath and shower, and your separate living and dining spaces with a roaring fireplace at the heart.

TWO BEDROOM FOREST LODGE

Celebrate both complete privacy and time together in our Two-Bedroom Forest Lodge with separate bedrooms connected by a spacious outdoor viewing deck and bathroom, perfect for families and friends. Share the magic of Virunga together with loved ones guarded by the sprawling forests beyond. Two separate bedrooms promise blissful privacy for all, with a king bed master room and a second convertible twin or king bedroom. A large central bathroom features a spectacular standalone bath with personal views that follow the changing colours of the natural world. As day turns to dusk gather outside on your private viewing deck or retreat indoors to share stories around the cosy fireplace.

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SILVERBACK SUITE

SILVERBACK SUITE

Live like Kings and Queens of the forest in the resort's crowning suite, celebrating unparalleled levels of space and privacy. Your richly adorned master bedroom enjoys a spectacular private bathroom, while the large living and dining room provides space to unwind and entertain, surrounding the atmospheric fireplace. Beyond, an expansive multi-level terrace unfolds offering an array of unique hubs to enjoy the forest from every angle. Sip aperitifs on the open-air lounge, savour fresh grills on the barbecue terrace, and share stories of the day around the cosy firepit. Reaching out towards the greenery, chance a refreshing dip in your private pool at any time of day.

INGAGI SUITE

Named after the majestic mountain gorilla, feel alive and powerful in spaces completely at home in the surrounding forest. Feel in awe of the rare beauty that surrounds as you lounge on the spacious deck or dine in the fresh forest air. Inside, your striking master bedroom enjoys expansive living and dining spaces with a cosy fireplace and convertible sofa bed. Retreat into your master bathroom with standalone bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers to enjoy the natural views as you please. Have all your desires met, at any time, by our resident chef and butler who are always on call. With a private catering kitchen, enjoy fresh ingredients tailored to your tastes.
INGAGI SUITE
VIRUNGA SUITE

VIRUNGA SUITE

Immerse yourself completely in the natural elements with extended outdoor spaces suspended above the bountiful gardens below. Soak up the rare wholesome beauty as you bathe in your open-air bathtub, refresh in the outdoor shower, lounge in your spacious deck, or dine al fresco with loved ones. Inside, move between your chic king bedroom, grand master bathroom with large standalone bath and shower, and your separate living and dining spaces with a roaring fireplace at the heart.

TWO BEDROOM FOREST LODGE

Celebrate both complete privacy and time together in our Two-Bedroom Forest Lodge with separate bedrooms connected by a spacious outdoor viewing deck and bathroom, perfect for families and friends. Share the magic of Virunga together with loved ones guarded by the sprawling forests beyond. Two separate bedrooms promise blissful privacy for all, with a king bed master room and a second convertible twin or king bedroom. A large central bathroom features a spectacular standalone bath with personal views that follow the changing colours of the natural world. As day turns to dusk gather outside on your private viewing deck or retreat indoors to share stories around the cosy fireplace.
TWO BEDROOM FOREST LODGE
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GORILLA TREK

The ultimate Virunga experience, once-in-a-lifetime and truly transformational. Hiking through misty bamboo forest you’ll track endangered mountain gorillas who roam in this habitat and languish in their troops. It is an encounter that will stay with you forever.

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LAND OF THOUSAND HILLS

Discover the highlights and the secrets of Volcanoes National Park with inclusive, signature and private experiences.

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WELLBEING IN NATURE

Whether you wish to enhance your healthy lifestyle, or delve into a new world of spiritual and physical development, a wealth of treatments and experiences await, drawing from traditional African wisdom.

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VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Carved through dramatic vistas sits Volcanoes National Park - a protected home for a diverse tapestry of wildlife including mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and over 300 bird species. An awe-inspiring landscape protected by the love and passion of local communities.

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Inclusions with your booking:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals

Two on-site activities per person per day

WiFi

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Location
Located 120 kilometres northwest of capital Kigali, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is cushioned in the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park on the edge of the spectacular Virunga Mountains. The surrounding park is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains and is a vast playground, with 160km2 of rainforest and bamboo.

Our warm hosts will welcome you personally at Kigali International Airport and take you on a breathtaking 2.5-hour journey by luxury SUV. We can also arrange a scenic helicopter transfer that offers aerial views of the Virunga Volcanoes.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

INGAGI SUITE

Named after the majestic mountain gorilla, feel alive and powerful in spaces completely at home in the surrounding forest. Feel in awe of the rare beauty that surrounds as you lounge on the spacious deck or dine in the fresh forest air. Inside, your striking master bedroom enjoys expansive living and dining spaces with a cosy fireplace and convertible sofa bed. Retreat into your master bathroom with standalone bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers to enjoy the natural views as you please. Have all your desires met, at any time, by our resident chef and butler who are always on call. With a private catering kitchen, enjoy fresh ingredients tailored to your tastes.

TWO BEDROOM FOREST LODGE

Celebrate both complete privacy and time together in our Two-Bedroom Forest Lodge with separate bedrooms connected by a spacious outdoor viewing deck and bathroom, perfect for families and friends. Share the magic of Virunga together with loved ones guarded by the sprawling forests beyond. Two separate bedrooms promise blissful privacy for all, with a king bed master room and a second convertible twin or king bedroom. A large central bathroom features a spectacular standalone bath with personal views that follow the changing colours of the natural world. As day turns to dusk gather outside on your private viewing deck or retreat indoors to share stories around the cosy fireplace.

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