Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga Volcano range, One&Only Gorilla's Nest is a magical property where you will experience once-in-a-lifetime encounters with rare, majestic mountain gorillas.

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At One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, you have a front row seat to Africa’s oldest national park where gorillas roam freely in their natural habitat. There aren’t many places on the planet where you can see endangered gorillas going about their day.

Beyond the gorillas, you will also see elephants, lions, exotic birds, and a wide array of other primates. Once you witness their world firsthand, settle into yours in this spectacular, modern haven where you will enjoy every creature comfort.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest Luxuriously Appointed Accommodations

You can arrive to One&Only Gorilla’s Nest by helicopter; this is a coveted means of transport we recommend so that you can see the emerald landscape unfurl below you. Nestled within a forest of eucalyptus trees, the heavenly scent surrounds the property.

Rwandan artists created the stylish, bright interiors enhanced by local crafts like baskets. Even the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest guides leading you into the wild grew up in this area, sharing with you their first-hand knowledge about the park.b

Becoming an Informed Traveler

Visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. This facility work to protect this at-risk species. Only 880 gorillas exist in Rwanda’s mist-shrouded mountains and the neighboring countries of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn about these creatures when the gorilla doctors come to the resort to speak to guests about conservation.

Beyond the Gorillas

But this region isn’t just about the gorillas. At One & Only Gorilla’s Nest there is also a chance to kayak on Lake Kivu, discover hidden caves, and go birdwatching in search of the over 100 varieties. Visit communities where former poachers receive education on the importance of keeping the gorillas in the wild. You can also help to re-plant sections of the forest.

When you aren’t out in the misty jungles, kick back in luxury with a fragrant cup of coffee. Rwanada is known for its delicious beans after all, and the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest hosts are happy to pour you a cup.

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