Woman painting at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

An ever-growing garden embraced by broad volcanic mountains.



We are delighted to welcome you to our brand-new jungle sanctuary, now the second One&Only resort in beautiful Rwanda. Cushioned in the foothills of the Virunga Volcano Range, wrapped in fragrant Eucalyptus forest, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime personal encounter with rare and majestic mountain gorillas, roaming free in their own natural habitat. With exceptional dining and selected beverages included in your stay, plus two signature resort experiences daily, prepare to feel immersed in the rare magic of Virunga.


Feel the thrill of up-close encounters with the endangered Mountain Gorillas found only in this part of the world. Unearth the wonders of Volcanoes National Park, traversing magical landscapes, spotting wildlife, and scaling epic volcanoes. Lose yourself in moments that feed your curiosity, from local coffee tasting to stargazing and traditional local performances. It’s all possible with our expertly curated experiences, and two selected adventures are included for your enjoyment.


Virunga Mountain Valley in Rwanda

Private Spaces

Blending seamlessly with our location, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is home to 14 luxury rooms and 7 suites, all encircled by trees for ultimate privacy. Traditional Imigongo art and craftmanship fill each space with warmth and rich history, as expansive glass opens onto breathtaking views of Pyrethrum farmland, lush shambas and Eucalpytus forest.


Forest Lodge King Bedroom at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Flavours of Rwanda

Romantic Picnic at One&Only Nyungwe House
Chef's Garden at One&Only Nyungwe House

From Our Garden

Soak up the wonders of our environment as you savour authentic Rwandan flavours, inspired by the fresh vegetables and herbs of the resort’s own thriving gardens. Prepared with contemporary flair, served in magical surrounds.

Nature's Wisdom

There’s no better place to practice wellness than 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 spa treatments and experiences await at our One&Only Spa, drawing from traditional African wisdom.

Spa Reception at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Gorilla at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

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