One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Volcanoes National Park, Virungas and northern Rwanda, Rwanda

At a Glance

  • Beautifully designed contemporary lodge surrounded by breath-taking nature a stone’s throw away from the entrance to the Volcanoes National Park

  • 14 rooms and 7 suites, all contemporary in design yet homely in feel with beautiful details showcasing the Rwandan style

  • Enjoy delicious authentic Rwandan flavours at the lodge’s restaurant, where the on-site organic garden produce takes centre stage or wander through the immaculately landscaped gardens whilst sipping a perfectly prepared Rwandan bean coffee

  • Indulge in a generous wellness retreat with a variety of experiences to enhance your spiritual and physical well-being

  • Sundown is best spent sipping a cocktail by the fireplace in the lounge overlooking the eucalyptus forest, small coffee plantation and the chef’s beautiful gardens

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Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the long rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the short rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park although their habitat is a rainforest and it can rain or be misty any day of the year, so it's best to be prepared for this.

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to One&Only Gorilla's Nest or take a look at our itineraries to Rwanda


One&Only Gorilla's Nest is the new addition to One&Only's impressive luxurious portfolio. This wellness retreat is cushioned in the volcanic range of the Virunga Massive in Rwanda, home to half the population of the worlds mountain gorillas

Envision a luxurious contemporary sanctuary surrounded by tropical lush green gardens, delectable organic dining, treatments for both your physical and spiritual well-being, and a gateway to one of the last remaining homes of the mountain gorillas, and you have One&Only Gorilla's Nest.

This brand new One&Only lodge has been seamlessly designed to offer a luxurious contemporary escape in the Volcanic Range of Rwanda. One&Only Gorilla's Nest boasts 14 spacious rooms as well as an additional seven suites, all with breath-taking panoramic views of Rwanda’s rural surroundings.

When you are not out in search of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas or hiking through dense forest looking out for the endemic golden monkeys, this wellness haven has plenty of experiences on offer designed to nurture you inside and out, body and soul. Enjoy an indulgent selection of massages, body treatments, and yoga classes surrounded by nature.

One&Only is renowned for its impressive dining and Gorilla’s Nest is no exception. Enjoy Rwandan flavours served in a contemporary style using  herbs and vegetables hand picked from the property’s organic gardens.

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  • Experiences and activities in the Virungas

    Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans surely must rank at the top of any list for the sheer majesty of its landscapes. It's a land of soaring cloud capped volcanoes, beautiful mountain lakes and warm welcoming people.

  • Gorilla Trekking

    Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes, through the mountainous forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Seeing a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat is one of the world's most thrilling wildlife experiences.

Location & directions

Volcanoes National Park, Virungas and northern Rwanda, Rwanda

One&Only Gorilla's Nest is nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanic Range, on the edge of Volcanoes National Park.

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