Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat.
The greatly anticipated One&Only Gorilla's Nest in Rwanda has opened it's doors to travellers. This jungle sanctuary is the second One&Only resort in Rwanda. Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanic Mountain Range and wrapped in a fragrant Eucalyptus forest, One&Only Gorilla's Nest is ear-marked for that once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the mountain gorillas.
Gorilla's Nest is a stone-throw from Volcanoes National Park, where you get the opportunity to see these primates in their natural habitat while gorilla trekking.
One&Only Gorilla's Nest offers exceptional dining, beverages and many other exciting experiences, so prepare to be immersed in the magic of Virunga and Rwanda.
It's a 2.5-hour drive from Kigali Airport to One&Only Gorilla's Nest, a distance of just over 100kms. We arrange all transfers required while on safari.
One of Rwanda's greatest natural attractions, Volcanoes National Park, is on the doorstep of Gorilla's Nest and offers not only the best Gorilla & Golden Monkey trekking, but also diverse fauna & flora, breathtaking landscapes and traditional Rwandan communities.
Gorilla trekking is an experience that will transform your life and has done so for many travellers. This bucket-list encounter takes you through misty bamboo forests, as you track endangered mountain gorillas in their natural surroundings and troop structures.
Imposing and entirely wild, yet gentle and human-like, you’ll be captivated, endeared, and enlightened as they go about their day, unperturbed. It’s a bucket-list encounter that will stay with you always.
Golden monkeys are amazing to observe up close, with their prominent golden fur, fuzzy faces and beady eyes. The endangered golden monkeys are a thrilling highlight of Volcanoes National Park.
You’ll love simply watching them graze, socialise, and leap dramatically between trees with the aid of long tails.
Trekking to the Dian Fossey tomb is one of the most coveted and rewarding activities in Volcanoes National Park. The walk to the Karisoke Research Centre, set up by Fossey, takes around 1 to 1.5-hours and is an incredible experience physically and emotionally.
You’ll learn about the amazing life and legacy of the American activist and cover incredible floral landscapes with the chance to spot a variety of native creatures, from forest hogs to primates and colourful birds.
Step back in time to a network of caves formed 65 million years ago by molten lava flows that forged the epic Albertine Rift Valley. Two kilometres of easy hiking through the caves reveals dramatic rock formations, dotted with cascading light shafts, spilling greenery, and no doubt you’ll meet the local colony of bats, casually hanging from the stone.
Rwanda is a destination for all seasons, however, to visit Rwanda and trek the mountain gorilla its best done during the drier season from June to September. Temperatures hardly vary throughout the seasons due to Rwanda's position just south of the Equator. Days are warm and nights are cool, especially at altitude.
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