One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Rwanda is one of the most luxurious accommodation facilities in the country in terms of gorilla lodges. The lodge is strategically located in heart of the renowned Volcanoes national park, which is the only gorilla destination in Rwanda

One & Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge

The lodge is a perfect epitome of elegance, royalty and quality service as far as lodging in Rwanda is concerned. It was officially opened on 27th February, 2020 by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Rwanda is cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga Volcano Range; with stunning views of 5 of 8 Virunga mountains and these include Bisoke, Karisimbi, Sabyinyo, Muhabura, and Gahinga.

This luxury gorilla lodge is located 120 kilometers northwest of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. It has a total of 21 elegant and spacious guest rooms, with eucalyptus and volcano views. The interior of the lodge has been designed to mimic the surrounding environment in the national park.

The lodge has been constructed in such a way that it leaves every guest staying at the facility feeling like royalty. Visitors who book a night or two at the lodge are chauffeured from Kigali International Airport to the lodge. Guests are later transferred to the lodge in luxury SUV vehicles, embarking on a 2½ hour drive filled with breathtaking views of Rwanda’s countryside and the Virunga Volcanoes. 

Guests staying at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest lodge in Rwanda can also arrange for a scenic helicopter transfer that also offers stunning aerial views of the Virunga Volcano Massif. Transfers by helicopter take about 25 minutes.

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Rwanda is the latest addition to the One & Only lodges with the other being One & Only Nyungwe Forest lodge in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Helicopter transfers from Kigali Airport to One & Only Nyungwe Forest lodge takes approximately 45 minutes.

Visitors staying at One and Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge can enjoy the delicious and organic cuisines that are served at the lodge’s ‘Nest’ restaurant. The restaurant prepares freshly seasoned dishes that range from exotic to continental and traditional delicacies.

The lodge provides its guests with amenities and services such as; free parking, free Wi-Fi internet, a luxurious infinity pool, airport transportation, a sauna, a well-stocked bar and restaurant, free complimentary breakfast, a fitness center with a gym, and a spa.

The location of this luxury lodge is very convenient for visitors planning on tracking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda is one of the top activities that are offered by the park and guests staying at the lodge can always book the activity through the reservations office at the lodge.

Other activities that visitors staying at the lodge can indulge in include; golden monkey trekking, a visit to Dian Fossey’s tomb and Karisoke Research Centre, hiking  and nature walks, and bird watching.

Guests staying at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Rwanda are recommended to check-in at the facility from 3pm and have to check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

About Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda is one of the four national parks in the country. The national park is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda and is not far from Akagera national park. The park spans over a radius of 160 square kilometers and was declared a national park in 1925, making it the oldest national park on the African continent along with Virunga National Park in DR Congo.

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda neighbors Virunga national park in Congo to the west and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda to its east.  The national park lies within the Virunga Conservation Area.

The national park offers visitors a number of fun and adventurous activities such as; gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, guided nature walks, birding, hike to Dian Fossey’s gravesite and a visit to Karisoke Research Centre, visit to Musanze caves, Iby’iwacu cultural tour, and hiking Bisoke and Karisimbi mountains. 

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda can be accessed from Kigali city which is located about 116 kilometers from the park. It takes about 2½ hours to drive to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi. The park is opened to visitors all year round and is the ideal getaway destination for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle in the busy city. 

Conclusion: One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Rwanda is the perfect place for visitors looking to spend quality time on your honeymoon or family vacation in Rwanda. Get in touch with us if you wish to book your stay in this spectacular lodge during your stay in Rwanda.

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