One&Only Gorilla's Nest

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

And there is magic in every beginning - at the foot of the imposing Virunga Volcanoes, the luxury hotel One&Only Gorilla's Nest, newly opened in the fall of 2019, welcomes you. With its unique location in the immediate vicinity of the Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, this exclusive accommodation presents itself as the ideal starting point for unforgettable tracking tours on the tracks of the mountain gorillas. Discover the rich flora and fauna of the mountain cloud forest on a hike to the burial site of zoologist and gorilla researcher Dian Fossey, and enjoy the cosmopolitan ambience in magnificent lodges and suites with views of the volcanic landscape and mist-shrouded treetops.


With their floor-to-ceiling windows that can be opened completely to create a seamless transition to their own terrace with a dreamlike view of the jungle, the spacious lodges and suites of the One&Only Gorilla's Nest come across as true oases of well-being. The special mix of natural materials such as wood, raffia and leather, authentic decoration in the style of regional handicrafts and the colour composition in warm earth tones ensure that the luxury accommodations blend harmoniously into the unspoiled natural idyll. Whether in the approximately 77 sqm lodge, which is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway with its fireplace and outdoor shower or in the approximately 147 - 402 sqm suites with separate bedrooms and living area as well as comfortable butler service - sit back, relax and enjoy the spirit of the jungle.
Schlafzimmer im One&Only Gorillas Nest


Freshly harvested ingredients from the hotel's own garden make the seasonal and locally inspired cuisine at One&Only Gorilla's Nest an aromatic taste experience. With its sophisticated look in a modern interpretation of the colonial style, pendant lights with decorative African patterns, and a crackling fireplace, the Nest restaurant provides an atmospheric setting for enjoyable meals. Taste typical local and international specialities and end the day with a glass of wine or a long drink at the stylish bar with its shimmering granite look.
Küchenchef sammelt Gemüse im Garten


Between lush bamboo forests, vast grasslands, swamps and volcanic rocks, Africa's oldest national park awaits you with unforgettable nature experiences. As the preferred habitat of the rare mountain gorillas, the park, located on the border to the neighbouring countries Uganda and Congo, has unique flora and fauna. No less than 5 of the total of 8 Virunga volcanoes are located on the grounds of the approximately 13,000 hectares - perfect conditions for extended hikes to mystical crater lakes and impressive lava stone caves. The approximately 1.5-hour tour to the Karisoke Research Centre, which was founded by the US-American nature and gorilla researcher Dian Fossey, also takes you through flourishing cloud forest oases and gorilla territories.
Sonnenuntergang mit Blick in den Volcanoes Nationalpark


With the largest mountain gorilla population in the world, Volcanoes National Park is the perfect place for exciting gorilla tracking tours. Let knowledgeable guides introduce you to the secrets of the rainforest and observe different primate species in their natural habitat. The population of mountain gorillas is estimated at only about 900 individuals worldwide - all the more valuable to be able to experience these animals, which are similar to humans in many ways, at close quarters. Equally rewarding: the approximately 4-hour hike along the slopes of the Bisoke volcano, at the top of which an idyllic lake with rising plumes of smoke awaits you. Fancy some typical African culture? Visit the Iby'iwacu Cultural Village with traditional dance and music performances, and let the rhythm of the drums get you in the mood for your Rwandan adventure.
Gorillajunges auf einem Ast

Contact Person

Anja Sterker

Anja Sterker

Travel Designer

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