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One&Only Gorilla's Nest

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.

Woman painting at One&Only Gorilla's Nest


Where the call of the trees beyond pulls you to adventure.


Temporary Closure

At One&Only, our absolute priority is the health, safety and well-being of our guests and colleagues. Based on the government issued travel advisory by the Republic of Rwanda on 18 March 2020, the Rwandan border has been closed. Therefore, we have temporarily closed both One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest.

Please note that due this government advisory, we will be waiving any cancellation or change fees and would be happy to reconfirm reservations from 1 May 2020.

Health, wellness and joy of travel is paramount and we are doing everything we can to provide a safe environment and ultimately a holiday full of Amazing Experiences and Everlasting Memories. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to welcoming you to One&Only in Rwanda in the near future.

Feel the thrill

Gorilla playing at One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Mountain view at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

An exclusive front-row seat to the Mountain Gorilla Sanctuary

Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorillas roaming free in its own natural habitat.

Awe-inspiring destination

From the moment you arrive, fragrant fauna and flora greet you. A hidden garden atop the volcanic mountains where a world of roses and eucalyptus trees grow all year round in the fertile Rwandan soil. Not only does the plant-life contribute to everything from your welcome drink to your dinner and the logs burning on the fire – every plant and tree is chosen to encourage flourishing wildlife. A perfect ecosystem that is constantly growing - your backdrop, your hideaway and your palate.

Villa with a forest view at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Spaces built for adventure

Individual free-standing lodges and suites sit suspended over sprawling gardens at eye level with the tall eucalyptus trees and volcanic surroundings. Feel the call of the trees from your secluded sanctuary where binoculars, a library of books and local Imigongo art await.


Villa with a forest view at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Authentic & Local

Chef's Garden at One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Chef's Garden at One&Only Nyungwe House

Seasonal garden to plate dining

Feel connected to the natural turn of life in Rwanda, with cuisine crafted and inspired by local seasonal produce. Rest with and feel inspired by the uncertainty of not knowing what your next meal will be but knowing that you will love it.


Be taken away by the vibrant colours and buzz of life that surrounds, where a burst of rain, peaceful blanket of mist and flutter of East African birds transport you into the moment. Overlooking the sprawling greenery beyond, a wealth of spa treatments await at our One&Only Spa, drawing from traditional African wisdom.


Woman by the pool at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Mountain view sunrise at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

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