One&Only Gorilla's Nest, Virungas

Cushioned in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest “makes the magical possible” as you enjoy encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

One&Only’s second resort in beautiful Rwanda, Gorilla’s Nest is a new jungle sanctuary. Cushioned in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest “makes the magical possible” as you enjoy encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. 

This haven – which blends seamlessly into the environment – is home to 14 luxury rooms and seven suites, all encircled by trees for ultimate privacy. Traditional Imigongo art and craftmanship fill each space with warmth and rich history, as expansive glass opens onto forest views.

With a plentiful chef’s garden, exceptional local providers, and talented chefs, the cuisine is “born of Rwanda and inspired by the world”. Field-to-fork food here is seasonal and organic.

At Gorilla’s Nest, you can not only track in the footsteps of mountain gorillas, but also go golden monkey tracking, on the ‘Honouring Dian Fossey Hike’, hike to Crater Lake, and explore the Musanze Cave.

With exceptional dining and selected beverages included in your stay, plus two signature resort experiences daily, prepare to feel immersed in the magic of Virunga.

Why we like it

  • The location: in Volcanoes National Park at the foothills of the Virungas
  • The locals: endangered mountain gorillas roam this region and languish here in their troops
  • The décor: traditional Imigongo art and craftmanship fill each space
  • The food: field-to-fork, organic and seasonal
  • Our top tip: stay for three nights to enable you to track for gorilla twice

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