Gorilla’s Nest

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Gorilla’s Nest

Newly refurbished and re-opened by luxury hotel brand, One & Only, Gorilla’s Nest is a luxurious addition to Volcanoes National Park.

Gorilla’s Nest is set in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains, surrounded by eucalyptus forest. The park protects this magnificent mountain range and its several ecosystems, which include bamboo and evergreen forest, swamp, marshes, open grassland and heath. Most famous as the home to the rare mountain gorillas, Volcanoes NP also offers other interesting wildlife including hyena, buffalo, duika and the rare golden monkey. Birding is exceptionally good here and elephants are occasionally seen.


Gorilla’s Nest accommodates its guests in 21 rooms, or ‘nests’, each surrounded by lush rainforest and with views to the nearby volcanoes. The standard ‘forest’ rooms feature large beds, comfy armchairs and fireplace, and are comprised of either one or two bedrooms. Additionally, there are seven luxury suites. The Virunga and Ingagi Suites come with separate lounge with sofa (which converts to a bed for third adult), dining area, fireplace, outdoor bath & shower, and large viewing deck. The resident chef and butler are available if you prefer private dining. For ultimate luxury the Silverback suite comes with separate living room with fireplace plus a plunge pool, barbecue terrace and private chef & butler.

Gorilla's Nest does not charge a single supplement.


Dining room with fireplace
On the outdoor deck (weather-permitting)
In the lodge treehouse (weather-permitting)


Heated swimming pool
Pool bar
Wi-fi in communal areas
Spa and massage centre
Fitness centre
Helicopter transfers (additional charge)


Gorilla trekking
Golden monkey trekking

Child Policy

Children over 12 years are welcome but must be 15 years or over to join a gorilla trek