One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda


Find yourself whisked away to a dream-like land at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Volcanic surroundings, tall eucalyptus trees, and vibrant flowers attract a buzz of life to this idyllic ecosystem. Protected and cared for by local communities, the Volcanoes National Park provides a magical environment from which to encounter Rwanda’s gorilla families.

Key Features

  • 21 lodges and suites
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa offering specialised treatments and massages
  • Dining area
  • Nest Bar
  • Chef's Garden
  • Activities including cycling, mountain biking, nature walks, hiking, primate trekking and garden tours


Discover your private jungle sanctuary cradled in luscious nature. Each lodge and suite varies in size with traditional Imigongo art, fabrics, and geometric patterns decorating the interiors. A tasteful combination of rich timbers and natural hues reflect the natural surroundings, creating a contemporary African-chic style. More than simply a place to sleep, reconnect with nature from your open-air deck, and warm yourself by the fireplace on chillier evenings. Embrace the sounds of the wild from your alfresco shower or delight in a standalone bathtub for outstanding volcano vistas. For ultimate exclusivity, the Silverback Suite offers expansive multi-level spaces, a private pool, lounge and BBQ dining terrace where you will be treated to personalised catering.


Adopting a farm-to-table approach, expect a delectable cuisine at Gorilla’s Nest where each delicacy is thoughtfully created around local, seasonal produce. With an ever-changing menu, your next meal may be unknown, but it will be outstanding. Following an adventurous day, reward yourself with hand-crafted signature cocktails at the Nest Bar – a sociable environment to share gorilla trekking stories with fellow guests. To fully unwind into your tranquil surroundings, opt for a wholesome day at the spa where exclusive African treatments and specialised massages are available to rejuvenate the mind and relax the body after embarking on exciting activities.


Gorilla's Nest, nestled amidst lush landscapes, offers a sustainable retreat where nature and luxury intertwine seamlessly. The private wooden lodges incorporate local volcanic stone into their construction, reflecting a commitment to both traditional craftsmanship and environmental stewardship. With a dedication to zero waste practices, the lodge implements eco-friendly initiatives wherever possible, from utilising homegrown botanicals in the spa treatments to crafting food and cocktails with organic, seasonal ingredients. Embracing Rwandan culture, the lodge proudly sources produce from local farmers, ensuring a vibrant celebration of the region's rich culinary heritage.

Why we love it

This is more than a world-class base from which to observe the gorillas, a wealth of unforgettable experiences are just moments away. Whether you join a traditional drumming circle, immerse into village life, hike an ancient volcano or tickle your taste buds in the Chef’s garden, you will leave Gorilla’s Nest feeling wholly satisfied.

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