One & Only Gorillas Nest
Gorillas Nest sits at the base of the magical Virunga mountain range in Rwanda's famous Volcanoes National Park, home to a diverse tapestry of wildlife including over 340 mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and 300 bird species. It is also located just 5 minutes from the departure point for the daily gorilla treks, making it the perfect place from which to enjoy the incredible mountain gorilla experience as well as the many other activities within this spectacular national park.
Surrounded by sleeping volcanoes and eucalpytus trees for the ultimate private retreat, the resort offers 21 'nests', each carefully designed to blend into the surrounding natural environment and each offering incredible views. The Forest Lodge King rooms are available in one or two bedroom options to suit your needs and offer a private deck and open-air showers, whilst those looking for that extra touch of extravagance may opt for one of the three stunning suites (Virunga, Ingagi and Silverback). As part of the resort's sensational dining experience, you will enjoy meals served in a variety of areas throughout your stay; by the fire, under the tree canopy, or even in the treehouse. Notice the signature ingredient - rose petals from the surrounding rose bushes.
- Just 5 minutes from the gorilla trek departure point
- Every room features a private balcony offering views of the park
- Suite options for those seeking that extra indulgence
- Perfect landscape for mountain biking and hiking
At a glance
- 21 rooms
- Only 10 years+
- Open all year
- All Inclusive
"Keen hikers should take on the 8 hour hike up Mount Bisoke, one of the resorts signature experiences."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Guided Walking Safari
Take a journey through One & Only Gorillas Nest to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Adventure Holiday to Rwanda
We had a wonderful experience from the moment we stepped off the plane until we cleared security at the airport on our return. The properties were wonderful, and I will discuss that below, but I want to particularly comment here on the arrangements made by Donna. We were met off the plane by a repr…Read full review