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One & Only Gorillas Nest

Discover 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.

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Expert View

  • 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

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Keen hikers should take on the 8 hour hike up Mount Bisoke, one of the resorts signature experiences."

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ACTIVITIES

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.

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  • Hiking Icon Hiking
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Sample Itineraries

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From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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