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About One&Only Gorilla's Nest

About One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Gorilla's Nest is a luxury lodge located at the foot of the Virunga volcanoes and only a 5 minute drive from the park headquarters. Fit with 5-star treatment, rooms are styled like treehouses up stilts, and with a design that draws the outside in. The hotel was imagined by interior designer Hubertus Feit to give a subtle sense of Africa while taking nothing away from the true emphasis of the place: the surrounding landscape. One&Only Gorilla's Nest is a place that encourages you to gaze into the mirror through eye-opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda. 

Gorilla's Nest is situated close to the entrance to Parc National des Volcans in northern Rwanda and set within a grove of trees with the rooms set around a large courtyard. On a clear day the views across to the volcanoes and surrounding area are spectacular. 

Lodge Details

Style

A luxury, treehouse-style lodge

Setting

Set a little north of Kinigi, in a lovely setting very close to the main headquarters of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park – from where all the hikes to see the gorillas depart in the morning.

Accommodation & Facilities

With a total of 21 lodges, choose from the Forest King Lodge, Two-bedroom Forest Lodge, Virunga Suite, Ingagi Suite, and Silverback Suite each with their own grandeur and privacy. Rooms include private pools, spacious decking and open-air bath tubs. 

Dining

Food is based mainly on traditional recipes with fresh produce harvested from nearby volcanic soil. From a quiet early morning coffee to a romantic evening meal, enjoy seasonal cuisine that’s in complete harmony with the natural world. With menus that change daily, enjoy the feeling of not knowing what to expect but knowing you will love it.

Activities

Away from gorillas the Park is also home to seventy six mammal species, including a troop of habituated golden monkeys. Nature walks can be undertaken alongside a knowledgeable National Park's guide; climbs of the volcanoes are also possible as well as visiting the tomb of Dian Fossey.

Of course there is Gorilla tracking as well as visits to Lake Kivu or the opportunity to take part in a number of community projects.

The hotel’s restaurant and bar are places where the chatter is almost wholly gorilla-related after the day’s encounter with the great apes. They are warm and energetic spaces with dishes inspired by the story of Rwanda while elsewhere, a spa draws on traditional African wisdom.

Child Policy

Children are welcome.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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