Located just outside Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes National Park, and one of the country’s newest luxury lodges, One&Only Gorilla Nest is perfectly positioned in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains. Immersed in nature, the lodge accommodates guests in 14 beautiful one or two-bedroom rooms and 7 elegant suites reminiscent of a treehouse with awe-inspiring forest vistas.
The rooms seamlessly connect the indoor spaces with the outside environment, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows opening out onto a spacious and secluded outdoor deck that features a sitting area and comfortable swing chair. The rooms boast luxurious king beds and are decorated in beautiful artwork, fabrics and homewares inspired by Rwandan imigongo art. Guests will enjoy the superb ensuite bathrooms that feature an al fresco shower and a standalone bathtub facing the forest. The suites are styled in the same manner as the rooms, but with a spacious lounge area and larger outdoor deck with superb couches and where guests can choose to dine in greater privacy.
Synonymous with all One&Only’s luxury resorts and lodges, dining at Nest – One&Only Gorilla Nest’s onsite restaurant is no different. Beautifully presented and flavourful cuisine is inspired and crafted from only the freshest local seasonal produce sourced from the onsite garden or local farmers. The daily changing menu shows the best of Rwanda’s fertile land and is layered with African influences. Guests can also enjoy a drink at Nest Bar, where resident mixologists offer a wide range of cocktails as well as superb red and white wines from the continent and overseas. For those looking for a more intimate dining affair, there are a host of private dining options from gourmet picnics in front of the outdoor movie screen to barbecues under the stars.