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One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury facility in Rwanda. It is a quick gateaway for relaxation while on safari to the land of a thousand hills and an intimate place strategically placed at the foot hills of Volcanoes National Park. The conservation area is Rwanda’s top visited park. It’s resident species are a primary reason for visiting and these include the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and other forest creatures. These live in harmony co-existing and feeding on the forest plants.

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

The lodge is a luxurious facility placed with cozy comfort and amenities that are out of this world. It is situated in Kiningi, a few kilometers to Volcanoes National Park. Guests can pamper themselves at the spa, poolside bar and relax at the crystal clear blue pool. The lodge is inspired by the Rwandan African craftsmanship, fitting with perfection to your gorilla trekking dream. The views of the forest at large right from your window pane are a beautiful blend of nature.

From the time you arrive at the lodge you will feel a beautiful fragrant from the gardens of the wilderness, angelic melodies of birds singing swiftly from the forest. It is the one place everyone should witness and experience while on a gorilla safari in Rwanda. The individual suspended chalets meet the best of standards. The lodge works together with the community around them. Most of the produce used in food production is purchased from the locals benefiting directly from the lodge. Employees are as well found in the community. It is such an amazing place as you will be welcomed with smiles for everlasting memories. They are the perfect definition of come as a guest leave as a friend!

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest features 21 guest suites, 14guest rooms, an 2 bedroom forest cottages. These are built with simplicity and yet have the perfect tough of high-class to blend the Rwandan architecture and style. They are fitted with ensuite bathrooms, bathtubs, reading tables, large spacious beds well maintained for guest use. The bathrooms have got showers and toiletries for use. The main lodge area comprises an on-site bar which serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurant is known for the good food, served at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge major activity is Tracking Mountain Gorillas. It is nearest of the lodges to Volcanoes National Park. The park activity begins early in the morning at the park headquarters with a morning briefing from the game rangers. It takes 2 or more hours tracking gorillas depending on how far the gorillas have moved. Other things to do include visiting the Dian Fossey tombs, birding in Volcanoes National Park and visiting the Iby’iwacu Cultural Community.

The park can be visited all throughout the year but best during the dry season which comes on the months of December – February and June to September. The forest trails are much drier and easier to trek through and it is also a high tourism season.

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