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One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Not Rated 7 Reviews
Luxury eco-retreat in the midst of a national park with bespoke experiences including gorilla treks and volcano hiking, modern accommodations, spa offering locally-inspired treatments, outdoor pool, and authentic contemporary Rwandan cuisine.
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All bookings made through Five Star Alliance are also inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner daily accompanied by beers, selected wines, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as two activities per person/per day.

One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Amidst the foothills of the Virunga Volcano Range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury resort offering guests a front-row seat within the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary. Surrounded in modern comforts, the retreat provides a one-of-a-kind setting to see majestic primates and colorful birds within their natural habitat, go volcano climbing, and experience the local culture.

Guests will be welcomed by through the quintessential African village with brightly colored stores and on selected days, bustling, open air markets. An awe-inspiring view of the Main Lodge will beacon guests, up the volcano stone drive complete with a traditional Rwandan welcome and signature One&Only Gorilla’s Nest drink.

The resort’s intimate collection of 21 jungle-chic havens are set amidst a eucalyptus forest. Featuring volcano views, every space is designed to frame nature, while offering privacy amidst lush shambas and trees. Modern in design, yet with traditional Rwandan influences, each overlooks the vast African terrain with private decks and an in-room fireplace.

Cuisine at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest showcases authentic Rwandan flavors, prepared with contemporary flair. Dishes feature vegetables and herbs from the resort’s gardens. The resort’s signature ingredient is the rose petal, which is infused in bespoke cocktails, lemonades, and teas. Dining experiences change daily, with pop-up restaurants appearing around the property grounds by an enchanting tree, a crackling fire pit, or the resort’s treehouse.

From spiritual to physical development, wellness experiences await. Drawing from traditional African wisdom, guests of the resort can choose from a wealth of treatments and experiences to enhance a healthy lifestyle. The One&Only Spa has partnered with South African brand Terres D’Afrique for One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Each product contains botanical African ingredients based on ancient tribal remedies. The Spa has a reception and 2 treatment suites, each with two beds in a private building. The Recreation Lodge, a separate, private building offers the relaxation room complete with an open-air 12x5m pool, surrounded by the eucalyptus tree forest, home to the fitness centre, steam and sauna, male and female changing rooms, and the Pool Bar.

Please Note: This resort offers all-inclusive rates. Child policy: Ages 10 & older only (15 years & up for primate treks).

Hotel Address:
  • One&Only Gorilla's Nest
  • Nyonirima, Kinigi
  • Ruhengeri, Musanze District
  • Rwanda

Location Summary
One&Only Gorilla's Nest is located 120 kilometers northwest of capital Kigali, in the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park on the edge of the Virunga Mountains.

Directions to Hotel
Resort hosts welcome guests personally at Kigali International Airport and transport travelers on a 2.5-hour journey to the resort via luxury SUV.
Banquets & Meetings
The private dining room can host up to 20 guests for an executive meeting.
Fine Dining On Site
Nest will focus on local, organic food with an interactive fresh, juice making station and hot food cooked to order—high level of freshness and quality; reduction of food wastage.
Fitness Center
Located near the spa.
High Speed Internet
WiFi throughout the lodge.
Child Programs
Child policy: Ages 10 & older only (15 years & up for primate treks).
Pool Outdoor
The Pool Bar at the One&Only Spa focuses on healthy options with fresh juices evolving into evening cocktails. A variety of bespoke dining experiences will be available.
Spa Facility
The One&Only Spa has partnered with South African brand Terres D’Afrique for One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Each product contains botanical African ingredients based on ancient tribal remedies. The Spa offers a reception and 2 treatment suites, each with two beds in a private building. The Recreation Lodge, a separate, private building has the relaxation room complete with an open-air 12x5m pool, surrounded by the eucalyptus tree forest, home to the fitness centre, steam and sauna, male and female changing rooms, and the Pool Bar.
Ecological Tourism
Gorilla Treks.
Hiking
Resort boasts vast grounds with nature trails, and the Volcanoes National Park offers an array of outdoor hikes for all levels of experience, such as the Dian Fossey Hike and Crater Lake Hike.
Recommended Rooms
The resort has 21 guest lodges and suites including 10 guest rooms (king), 4 Two-Bedroom Forest Lodges and 7 one-bedroom suites, including two super suites.


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Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking


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