Woman painting at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

An ever-growing garden embraced by broad volcanic mountains.



Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest awakens a wild spirit of adventure. A place that encourages guests to gaze into the mirror through eye opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda.

Awe-inspiring destination

From the moment you arrive, fragrant fauna and flora greet you. A hidden garden atop the volcanic mountains where a world of roses and eucalyptus trees grow all year round in the fertile Rwandan soil. Not only does the plant-life contribute to everything from your welcome drink to your dinner and the logs burning on the fire – every plant and tree is chosen to encourage flourishing wildlife. A perfect ecosystem that is constantly growing - your backdrop, your hideaway and your palate.


Gorilla playing at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Rooms built for adventure

Individual free-standing rooms and villas sit suspended over sprawling gardens at eye level with the tall eucalyptus trees and volcanic surroundings. Feel the call of the trees from your secluded sanctuary where binoculars, a library of books and local Imigongo art await.


Villa with a forest view at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

From our garden

Chef's Garden at One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Chef's Garden at One&Only Nyungwe House

Seasonal garden to plate dining

Feel connected to the natural turn of life in Rwanda, with cuisine crafted and inspired by local seasonal produce. Rest with and feel inspired by the uncertainty of not knowing what your next meal will be but knowing that you will love it.

A living, breathing garden

Be taken away by the vibrant colours and buzz of life that surrounds, where a burst of rain, peaceful blanket of mist and flutter of East African birds transport you into the moment. Overlooking the sprawling greenery beyond, a wealth of spa treatments await at our One&Only Spa, drawing from traditional African wisdom.

Woman by the pool at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Mountain view sunrise at One&Only Gorilla's Nest

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