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Rooms and Suites at One & Only Gorillas Nest

From 7,300 USD
Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge ( 829ft2 )

Forest Lodge offers a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing guests to connect with the surrounding environment. The lodge provides an intimate setting,

From 7,900 USD
2 Bedroom Forest Lodge

2 Bedroom Forest Lodge ( 936ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Forest Lodge offers a unique experience for families and friends. It ensures both privacy and togetherness with separate bedrooms connected by a

From 10,500 USD
Virunga Suite

Virunga Suite ( 1582ft2 )

The Virunga Suite offers an immersive experience in nature with its extended outdoor spaces. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking views from the suspended decks above

From 24,500 USD
Ingagi Suite

Ingagi Suite ( 2702ft2 )

The Ingagi Suite, named after the majestic mountain gorilla, offers a sense of vitality and strength. It blends seamlessly with the surrounding forest, immersing you

From 27,000 USD
Silverback Suite

Silverback Suite ( 4327ft2 )

The Silverback Suite at Virunga immerses you in the beauty of nature. From its vantage point, you can witness the captivating mist, swaying trees, and

One & Only Gorillas Nest

One&Only Gorilla's Nest awakens a freedom of spirit and wild sense of adventure. The call of the wild - Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees, One&Only Gorilla's Nest awakens a wild spirit of adventure. A place that encourages you to gaze into the mirror through eye opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda. Follow the footsteps of rare mountain gorillas. Feel effortlessly sophisticated. Immerse in the raw beauty and drama of Rwanda. A chance to fulfill your bucket-list dreams await. Be captivated by every movement and sound in this glamorous setting, where each tree is selected to attract an array of different lifeforms and every meandering path leads to a new adventure. One&Only Gorilla's Nest is a home of freedom and positivity. A hidden garden of possibility.

In the Heart of Rwanda

Eye to eye with swaying eucalyptus trees, One&Only Gorilla's Nest is the closest resort to Volcanoes National Park - a historic rainforest home to a diverse tapestry of wildlife, including over 340 mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and 300 bird species. In and around the resort, there is an incredible topography of peaceful sleeping volcanoes that defy gravity, creating an awe-inspiring atmosphere and perfect setting for cyclists. "The sense of exhilaration I felt when viewing the heartland of the Virungas for the first time... I have made my home among the mountain gorillas."- Dian Fossey, Gorillas in the Mist.

History & Culture

A land distinguished by beauty and hope. One&Only Gorilla's Nest is set against the historic volcanic mountains of Volcanoes National Park – the first national park in Africa and home to endangered mountain gorillas. This is a place that has fostered a spirit of love and protection over the years, most notably from renowned primatologist Dian Fossey. Volcanoes National Park and the protection it offers endangered species and its precious land, tells a story of Rwanda. A country that is always looking ahead, fueled with positivity both nationally and locally. From the nationwide ban on plastic bags to the regular 'Umuganda', national community cleaning efforts, Rwanda celebrates unparalleled pride in community and the natural world.

At One&Only Gorilla's Nest, there is a perfect ecosystem that connects the resort with the local areas of Kinigi and Musanze. Employing largely locally, having largely employed locally, building on a booming tourism industry. The team themselves contribute to the 'Umuganda' in Musanze with great pride. Regular visits and donations are made to local schools and guests are also able to purchase Imigongo art from local tradespeople. The seasonal dishes crafted in the kitchens are part of a rich eco-conscious cycle. Delicious local coffee benefits from pesticide free growth and the chefs ensure any unused ingredients are returned to Musanze where they are used in fertilizer to grow produce which is then sold back to the One&Only Gorilla's Nest culinary team. The permit to view mountain gorillas not only allows the most respectful encounter, with limited numbers, controlled by experts but also contributes to both the local environment and national initiatives.


Taste The Gardens - A bountiful chef's garden, local farmers and team of passionate chefs inspire dishes that tell a new story of Rwanda every day of the year. Selected with care and attention, no ingredient is ever left behind but instead nurtures a new culinary creation

.''Nest Restaurant'' - In Harmony with Nature - Surrounded by the gentle hum of Rwandan music and birdsong, observe the dramatic shift of nature at work, from a shimmer of fresh rain to a theatrical sunset. From a quiet early morning coffee to a romantic evening meal - enjoy local seasonal cuisine in complete harmony with the natural surroundings.

"Nest Bar'' - With warmth and energy, Nest Bar welcomes you in after a long day of adventure. Sit back and relax as the resident mixologists craft the resort's signature cocktails for you. One&Only Gorilla's Nest is surrounded by flourishing rose bushes and these petals are infused in bespoke cocktails, refreshing lemonades, and teas.


Discover The Heart of Rwanda - Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees and broad volcanic mountains; this is an environment that awakens a vibrant energy within you. At One&Only Gorilla's Nest, a set of experiences have been crafted that write adventure-rich stories. ''Volcanoes National Park'' - Carved through dramatic vistas sits Volcanoes National Park - a protected home for a diverse tapestry of wildlife including mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and over 300 bird species. An awe-inspiring landscape protected by the love and passion of local communities. Discover the rituals of life in a traditional Rwandan village. Unique sights that are bound to stay with you for life.

''Gorilla Trek Permits'' - The ultimate Virunga experience, once-in-a-lifetime and truly transformational. Hiking through misty bamboo forest you'll track endangered mountain gorillas who roam in this habitat and languish in their troops. It is an encounter that will stay with you forever.

Wellbeing in Nature

A Place where you feel truly at one with Nature - Whether you wish to enhance your healthy lifestyle, or delve into a new world of spiritual and physical development, a wealth of treatments and experiences await, drawing from traditional African wisdom.

Arrive In Style

''By Land'' - One&Only Gorilla's Nest is a 2.5-hour scenic drive from Kigali international Airport. In your luxury SUV, let your heart be captured by the rolling vistas and local communities that pass by. The warm hosts will welcome guests at Kigali International Airport and the journey from the airport is only 2.5 hours by luxury SUV.

''By Air'' - Enjoy a dramatic entrance, in your own chartered helicopter, only 25 minutes from Kigali International Airport and 45 minutes from One&Only Nyungwe House. Be blown away by the the volcanic vistas and gardens below, as you sweep into One&Only Gorilla's Nest in style. Akagera Aviation, located at Kigali Airport, is the exclusive helicopter transfer provider in Rwanda and provides service to One&Only Gorilla's Nest and One&Only Nyungwe House transferring guests directly to the landing helipads located at both resorts.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest awakens a wild spirit of adventure.
  • A place that encourages you to gaze into the mirror through eye opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda.
  • Feel simultaneously wild yet glamorous floating amongst the trees, showering in the open air and dining to the beat of Rwandan music.
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