One&Only Gorilla’s Nest


One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is among the premiere gorilla trekking lodges in Rwanda. One for the bucket list, this luxury hideaway offers once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences and will see you discovering the wonders of Volcanoes National Park in style.

Why you'll love it here

  • Spot silverback gorillas and endangered golden monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Stay one of just a handful of luxury lodges and suites deep within the Rwanda jungle
  • Feast on gourmet regional cuisine at the resort’s restaurant, The Nest
  • Sip on signature cocktails prepared by the resident mixologist
  • Relax in the spa or take a dip in the resort’s tranquil swimming pool


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Place yourself on the edge of gorilla trekking action at the closest luxury lodge to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park The remarkable One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a boutique lodge that very much orients itself around the region’s unique wildlife.

The lodge's team of dedicated expert guides are always onsite to lead nature walks, treks and intrepid hikes in search of mountain and silverback gorillas, endangered golden monkeys, rare birds and native plant species too. With them, you’ll venture through bamboo forests and along streams, up hills and deep into the jungle on the lookout for the national park’s most famous residents, as well as admiring other natural wonders such as Crater Lake, Bisoke Volcano and the Musanze Cave.

Meanwhile One&Only Gorilla’s Nest itself is a heavenly place to return to after each day of excursions. The small number of private lodges and suites are superbly adorned with a mix of contemporary furnishings, spacious balconies and luxe bathrooms, complimented by traditional African rugs and throws, artworks and ornaments. Then, with observation decks, a fine gourmet restaurant, signature spa, glistening swimming pool and sundeck, you really will be left wanting for absolutely nothing while staying at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda.

On top of the bar, restaurant and al fresco terraces at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest you’ll also find a gym and yoga studio, One&Only Spa, a swimming pool and additional plunge pool in the spa, plus everything you need for guided excursions around the Volcanoes National Park, Wi-Fi and a great concierge team too.

A major draw of the Volcanoes National Park is the chance to go trekking in search of the region’s famous mountain gorillas, and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is primed for just that. There are all kinds of hikes and guided nature walks available here to witness silverback and mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of course, though also the endangered golden monkey and other rare species found throughout the reserve. Some of the beautiful landscapes in this part of Rwanda also include the Buhanga Ecopark, Bisoke Volcano and Musanze Cave, though the list of walks and sights is long – not to mention the spa, swimming pool and wellness classes to be enjoyed back at the resort itself.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a fantastic option for those looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. With just a handful of suites and lodges available, this remarkable retreat is perfect for marking a milestone birthday or celebrating a special occasion, combining 5-star luxury with unforgettable wildlife encounters.

Make memories that will last a lifetime, spotting silverback gorillas deep within the Rwanda jungle before indulging in a gourmet feast back at the lodge. Treat yourself to a sumptuous spa day and gaze out over the vast swathes of lush greenery with a glass of champagne at the hotel’s ultra-stylish Nest Bar.

Rwanda travel information

  • Time zone: +2 GMT
  • Flight time: 11-14 hours
  • Recommended airlines: RwandAir, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways
  • Currency: Rwandan Franc
  • Tipping guideline: 10% or more
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a high risk of malaria in Rwanda. There is a low potential for exposure to yellow fever throughout Rwanda and there is a certificate requirement. Yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Population: 14,305,496
  • National languages: English, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili
  • Electricity and plugs: Type C, J 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Rwanda if you have a British passport - on arrival for a maximum of 30 days

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