One & Only Gorilla's Nest

Rwanda, Africa

Price from
3.288,00€ night

Jungle Chic Retreat

  • Type: Lodges & Villas
  • Setting: Safari, Wilderness, Jungle

An intimate collection of 21 forest lodges and suites - a jungle-chic havens, swathed in eucalyptus and volcano views at One&Only Gorilla's Nest. Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga Volcano Range, this jungle and wellness retreat 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. A land distinguished by beauty and hope, home to a diverse tapestry of wildlife, including over 340 mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and 300 bird species. In and around the resort, there is an incredible topography of peaceful sleeping volcanoes that defy gravity, creating an awe-inspiring atmosphere and perfect setting for cyclists. Individual free-standing lodges and suites sit suspended over sprawling gardens at eye level with the tall eucalyptus trees and volcanic surroundings. All come with breath-taking panoramic views of Rwanda’s rural surroundings where you can enjoy an indulgent selection of massages, body treatments, yoga classes and a crafted set of experiences surrounded by nature and don't forget on memorable encounters with majestic mountain gorillas. One&Only is renowned for its impressive dining and Gorilla’s Nest is no exception. From a quiet early morning coffee to a romantic evening meal – enjoy local seasonal cuisine in complete harmony with the natural surroundings and the property’s organic gardens. Experience the story of Rwanda, the destination for nature lowers and home to half the population of the worlds mountain gorillas. One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a 2.5-hour scenic drive from Kigali international Airport. Let your heart be captured by the rolling vistas and local communities that pass by or you can enjoy a dramatic entrance, in your own chartered helicopter, and be blown away by the the volcanic vistas and gardens below, as you sweep into One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in style.

20 Lodges & Suites

1 Pool Suite

Nest Restaurant

Swimming Pool

Nest Bar

Wellness & Spa

Yoga & Meditation

Fitness

Free Wi-Fi

Max. Capacity 50 persons

Services & Facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Nest Restaurant
  • Nest Bar
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Open-air Yoga 
  • Meditation & Pilates
  • Fitness
  • Organical garden
  • Jack Hanna cottage
  • Experiences: Cycling
  • Experiences: Gorilla trekking
  • Experiences: Cultural and nature activities
  • Experiences: Discover an ever-growing garden
  • Experiences: Discover dramatic terrains by bike 
  • Experiences: Wander in nature
  • Experiences: Try your hand at archery
  • Experiences: Lear the ancient craft of weaving
  • Experiences: Join the rhythms of Rwanda
  • Experiences: Reiki therapies, chakra balancing treatments, crystal healing practices
  • Experiences: Feel the energy of Volcanoes National Park - hike to honour Dian Fossey
  • Experiences: Feel the energy of Volcanoes National Park - uncover ancient caves
  • Experiences: Feel the energy of Volcanoes National Park - follow in the footsteps of golden monkeys
  • Experience the heart and sould of Rwanda: Discover storied banana plantations
  • Experience the heart and sould of Rwanda: Immerse yourself in Iby'Iwacu cultural village
  • Experience the heart and sould of Rwanda: Meet the women behind beautiful local crafts
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Accommodations

Forest Lodge King

up to 2
1
77m2

Experience an undisturbed connection with the vast forest beyond, lounging in your luxurious king-sized bedroom, sound tracked by the soothing crackle of local wood in the fireplace. There are ten Forest King Lodges with undisturbed private views, perfect for couples, where you can fully immerse yourself in the jungle elements with an al fresco shower and private outdoor viewing deck. Amenities: king size bed, floor-to-ceiling glass, internet access (wi-fi), TV, tea and coffee, shower and separate bath, satellite or cable, 24 hours room service, minibar and balcony.

Price from
3.288,00€ night

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Per accommodation per night (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals 
  • Two on-site activities per person per day (as defined by the Resort and subject to change without notice)

GORILLA PERMITS:

  • A minimum of 15 years of age applies for gorilla trekking
  • Once purchased, permits cannot be refunded or inter-changed
  • We recommend permits are secured as soon as practical
  • If you have a cold, flu or a contagious infection, please avoid gorilla trekking as gorillas are susceptible to human infections, particularly respiratory ones
  • Gorilla permits can be arrange through us via our local tour operator

Two-Bedroom Forest Lodge

up to 4
2
87m2

Ideal for families and small groups, four lodges with two-bedrooms balances privacy with shared living space, including a private outdoor viewing deck. 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. Amenities: fireplace, minibar, TV, internet access wifi, shower and separate bath, satellite or cable, tea or coffee, 24 hours room service.

Price from
3.699,00€ night

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Per accommodation per night (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals 
  • Two on-site activities per person per day (as defined by the Resort and subject to change without notice)

GORILLA PERMITS:

  • A minimum of 15 years of age applies for gorilla trekking
  • Once purchased, permits cannot be refunded or inter-changed
  • We recommend permits are secured as soon as practical
  • If you have a cold, flu or a contagious infection, please avoid gorilla trekking as gorillas are susceptible to human infections, particularly respiratory ones
  • Gorilla permits can be arrange through us via our local tour operator

SUPPLEMENTS:

  • 3rd and 4th person SS $1000 PP in low season and $1300 PP in high season

Virunga Suite

up to 2
1
147m2

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. Amenities: king size bed, internet access - wifi, TV, tea and coffee, satellite or cable, 24 hours room service, minibar and balcony.

Price from
4.932,00€ night

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Per accommodation per night (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals 
  • Two on-site activities per person per day (as defined by the Resort and subject to change without notice)

GORILLA PERMITS:

  • A minimum of 15 years of age applies for gorilla trekking
  • Once purchased, permits cannot be refunded or inter-changed
  • We recommend permits are secured as soon as practical
  • If you have a cold, flu or a contagious infection, please avoid gorilla trekking as gorillas are susceptible to human infections, particularly respiratory ones
  • Gorilla permits can be arrange through us via our local tour operator

Ingagi Suite

up to 2
1
251m2

Only one Ingagi Suite is named after the majestic mountain gorilla. The striking master bedroom is complemented with expansive living and dining space, plus an elongated viewing deck with outdoor bathtub, lounge, and dining area, immersed in the elements. 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 the resident chef and butler who are always on call. With a private catering kitchen, enjoy fresh ingredients tailored to your tastes.

Price from
10.686,00€ night

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Per accommodation per night (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals 
  • Two on-site activities per person per day (as defined by the Resort and subject to change without notice)

GORILLA PERMITS:

  • A minimum of 15 years of age applies for gorilla trekking
  • Once purchased, permits cannot be refunded or inter-changed
  • We recommend permits are secured as soon as practical
  • If you have a cold, flu or a contagious infection, please avoid gorilla trekking as gorillas are susceptible to human infections, particularly respiratory ones
  • Gorilla permits can be arrange through us via our local tour operator

Silverback Suite

up to 2
1
402m2

Silverback Suite is designed to frame nature, encircled by trees for ultimate privacy, with breathtaking views of Pyrethrum farmland, lush shambas and eucalyptus forest. 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.Sip aperitifs on the open-air lounge, savour fresh grills on the barbecue terrace, and share stories of the day around the cosy firepit or step into your private pool for a quiet moment with nature.

Price from
12.330,00€ night

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Per accommodation per night (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (house wines and beers) with meals 
  • Two on-site activities per person per day (as defined by the Resort and subject to change without notice)

GORILLA PERMITS:

  • A minimum of 15 years of age applies for gorilla trekking
  • Once purchased, permits cannot be refunded or inter-changed
  • We recommend permits are secured as soon as practical
  • If you have a cold, flu or a contagious infection, please avoid gorilla trekking as gorillas are susceptible to human infections, particularly respiratory ones
  • Gorilla permits can be arrange through us via our local tour operator

Why choose One & Only Gorilla's Nest
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Arrive in Style - by Air

Arrive in Style - by Air

Enjoy a dramatic entrance, in your own chartered helicopter, only 25 minutes from Kigali International Airport and 45 minutes from One&Only Nyungwe House. Be blown away by the the volcanic vistas and gardens below, as you sweep into One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in style.

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Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool

After a long day of activity, soak in the sparkling infinity pool and bar at Club One, teetering over the edge of the luscious gardens below.

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Nest Bar

Nest Bar

With warmth and energy, Nest Bar welcomes you in after a long day of adventure. One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is surrounded by flourishing rose bushes and these petals are infused in bespoke cocktails, refreshing lemonades, and teas.

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Gorilla Trek

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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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Discover the highlights and the secrets of Volcanoes National Park with with private experiences. Carved through dramatic vistas Volcanoes National Park is 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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Nest Restaurant

Nest Restaurant

A bountiful chef’s garden, local farmers and team of passionate chefs inspire dishes that tell a new story of Rwanda every day of the year.

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Spa & Club One

Spa & Club One

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. Collection of spa experiences, in partnership with Terres D'Afrique, creates a rich wellness experience, celebrating the traditions and heritage of Africa.

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Community

Community

Discover the rituals of life in a traditional Rwandan village.

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Jack Hanna Cottage

Jack Hanna Cottage

Discover an iconic piece of conservation history –the past residence of famed wildlife expert Jack Hanna. His cottage has been reborn as a secluded space to explore with a bespoke games room, fully-equipped kitchen hosting interactive cooking classes led by Executive Chef Bryan, as well as a library where you can learn more about Rwanda’s conservation work.

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Culture Experiences

Culture Experiences

By the warmth of the fire, join the unique beat of Rwanda.

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Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

In state-of-the-art Technogym equipment you will have a feeling as though you are running into the trees. The resort offers nature trails to al fresco yoga on the meditation deck.

Sustainability

Our collection of properties is dedicated to sustainability and responsible tourism. We're updating our website to showcase the sustainability efforts of each retreat, highlighting their initiatives in resource conservation, minimizing environmental impact, and benefiting local communities. We appreciate your patience as we work on incorporating these features. Stay tuned for these exciting updates as we strive to create a positive impact and offer you an enriching and eco-friendly experience.

Sustainability
Location

Resort Address

Nyonirima, Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

GPS: -1.4460389,29.5776972

Transport from airport

Kamembe, Rusizi: km

Authentic Luxury review

One & Only Gorilla's Nest

Why is this place so special for ...

  • A small intimate number of rooms within a large spacious and beautifully landscaped property
  • Stunning architecture integrated seamlessly into a grove of eucalyptus and tropical landscaping
  • Perfect location to the Volcano Park and gorilla trek 
  • A haven for Rwanda's mountain gorillas, once-in-a-life-time experience
  • Authentically friendly staff going beyong and above to serve all your needs
Guest reviews
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Incredible Service

Tyler R, Netherlands - November 2020

We stayed at the Gorilla’s best for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. I think all I can saw is simply wow. The property was amazing. It’s a large space with lots of different parts so even if the resort is full I think you would never feel crowded. The staff was amazing. Everyone was super friendly. They went above and beyond to serve. We mentioned wanting to go for a walk while at lunch, on the way out of the main restaurant one of the guides from the resort was there to give us a guided walk ...

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5.0
One&Only paradise!

dorotheeh888, United Arab Emirates - December 2020

We arrived at One&Only Gorilla's Nest & were immediately overwhelmed by the energetic welcoming ceremony of African dancers. Throughout our stay we were made comfortable by authentically friendly staff that we have never experienced elsewhere. Jennifer & Jacques looked after us as if we were family friends. The surrounding nature is breathtaking, we are still in awe. The interior design is thoughtfully put together and every detail is considered - deserves a design award! We loved the rucksack p...

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Stunning Resort in Every Way

danbrownesf, United States - January 2021

There are many beautiful resorts around the world, and the O&O Gorilla Nest may well be one of the finest and most memorable in the world. The architecture and accommodations are stunning and integrate seamlessly into a grove of eucalyptus and tropical landscaping. GN has a small intimate number of rooms within a large spacious and beautifully landscaped property. There are multiple fantastic dining options throughout the resort. The GN team demonstrates an incredible passion and desire to conne...

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