One & only gorilla’s nest lodge

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Fringed by tall swerving Eucalyptus tree, the One & Only Gorilla’s Nest is one of the most opulent Safari Lodges in the outskirts of Volcanoes National Park and arouses the adrenaline spirit of enthusiastic travellers. This accommodation facility is one place that will inspire gazing into the open mirror through awe-inspiring encounters with the graceful endangered mountain gorillas as well as having a thrill in experiencing Rwanda’s story. Staying here isn’t just about comfortable sleep and meals but also the opportunity of wrapping yourself in the pristine spa in the exclusive treatments, have a taste of pure Rwandan coffee as well as coconut scrub during the unforgettable detox experience or have a deep-muscle restorative massage after the invigorating gorilla treks, volcano climbing and golden monkey tracking tours.

Hidden within the foothills of the jaw-dropping Volcanoes National Park, the luxurious One & Only Gorilla’s Nest makes it possible to start your journey into the jungles to search for the Giant Apes that reside here. This epitome of beauty was launched on the 27th February 2020 by the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame as a reinforcement of the country’s brand position as an “upmarket gorilla trekking destination”.

Room options and amenities at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest

Private free-standing suites comfortably sit suspended over lush gardens at the level where you can look straight ahead of the tall eucalyptus trees as well as Volcanic Mountains. It has 21 splendorous and spacious Guest Lodges and suites offering the feeling of Royalty, and 14 of these are guestrooms, while the 7 are one-bedroom suites that include 2 super suites. These facilities are contemporary in design but with a touch of traditional Rwandan influences.

The Forest Lodge is a perfect Paradise for couples, featuring an individual private outdoor viewing deck for enjoying the stunning views of the Eucalyptus trees and volcanic mountain slopes.

The two-bedroom Forest Lodge is flexible haven providing seclusion with shared living space. Talking of the suites, there is the Virunga Suite with one-bedroom, a lounge, dining area and spacious private deck as well as private bathroom with a bathtub.

The Ingagi Suite is also one-bedroomed but marked by its spacious living and dining space as well as a large viewing deck for taking in jaw-dropping views.

The Silverback suite is like no other with also one bedroom but also an expansive multi-level outdoor area, and guests are also provided with a private swimming pool as well as barbeque dining terrace.

The facilities and amenities at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest

Everything at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest is second to none. Guests are offered the opportunity of walking through the meandering garden paths.

soak in the sparkling and luxurious infinity pool, to unwind in the Lodge spa while surrounded by natural environments.

Fine dining is provided at the open Nest Restaurant surrounded by only Mother Nature with chances of sampling the seasonal dishes during the farm-to-table experience. This spacious restaurant has a seating capacity of 128 visitors.

There is also the Nest Bar where traditional cocktails are presented with modern present-day twists to incorporate rose water and eucalyptus. You can sip freshly-squeezed juice or evening cocktails at the pool bar.

The One & Only Spa has two treatment rooms as well as relaxation rooms complete with open air plunge pool. Here there is a fitness center, sauna and steam, change rooms and pool bar among others.

Adventures enjoyed at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest

Guests of One & Only Gorilla’s Nest can get active by trekking the endangered mountain gorillas, mountain biking, tracking the golden monkeys, watching the birds in nearby Eucalyptus forest or Volcanoes National Park among others.

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