Place yourself on the edge of gorilla trekking action, at the closest luxury lodge to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, at the remarkable One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, a boutique lodge that very much orientates around the region’s unique wildlife. As such, a team of dedicated expert guides are always onsite to lead nature walks, treks and intrepid hikes in search of mountain and silverback gorillas, endangered golden monkeys, rare birds and native plant species too. With them, you’ll venture through bamboo forests and along streams, up hills and deep into the jungle on the lookout for the national park’s most famous residents, as well as admiring other natural wonders such as Crater Lake, Bisoke Volcano and the Musanze Cave.
Meanwhile One&Only Gorilla’s Nest itself is a heavenly place to return to after each day of excursions. The small number of private lodges and suites are superbly adorned with a mix of contemporary furnishings, spacious balconies and luxe bathrooms, complimented by traditional African rugs and throws, artworks and ornaments. Then, with observation decks, a fine gourmet restaurant, signature spa, glistening swimming pool and sundeck, you really will be left wanting for absolutely nothing while staying at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda.
The small number of suites and lodges at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest all enjoy plenty of space, a range of equally scenic views, private terraces and luxe bathrooms – some featuring a deep-soak bathtub too, which can be heaven-sent after a day of trekking. Comforts then come in the form of king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and espresso machines, while larger suites also enjoy a kitchen, lounge and dining area too.
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A major draw of the Volcanoes National Park is the chance to go trekking in search of the region’s famous mountain gorillas, and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is primed for just that. There are all kinds of hikes and guided nature walks available here to witness silverback and mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of course, though also the endangered golden monkey and other rare species found throughout the reserve. Some of the beautiful landscapes in this part of Rwanda also include the Buhanga Ecopark, Bisoke Volcano and Musanze Cave, though the list of walks and sights is long – not to mention the spa, swimming pool and wellness classes to be enjoyed back at the resort itself.
On top of the bar, restaurant and al fresco terraces at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest you’ll also find a gym and yoga studio, One&Only Spa, a swimming pool and additional plunge pool in the spa, plus everything you need for guided excursions around the Volcanoes National Park, Wi-Fi and a great concierge team too.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. One&Only Gorilla’s Nest sits on the frontier of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda’s northwest, the closest lodge to the park and trekking trails – roughly 2 hours 30 minutes (or 45 minutes by helicopter) from Kigali International Airport.
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