Gorilla’s Nest being at the nexus of the Virunga massif and the Volcanoes National Park’s headquarters, in the midst of the foliage, feels like staying in a jungle hideaway surrounded by nature’s buzz with all the luxuries one could expect. Although it might be somewhat bigger with regards to the amount of rooms as compared to its local luxury rivals, it feels very much intimate and homely. The lodge is set up in beautiful and immaculately landscaped gardens with views of the Virunga range in the distance.
Formed of 21 airy guest rooms (14 luxury rooms and 7 suites), a main lodge, plunge pool, fitness room and spa, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is both modern and charmingly rural. Constructed using natural materials and colored in hues of chestnut and beige, the guest rooms comprising of luxury rooms and suites are bright and comfortable. The lodge’s main restaurant, The Nest, has a focus on locally sourced, organic food.
Why we like it
Spacious decks and cozy fireplaces
Attention to detail is second to none
Several on-site activity options
The conservation effort of the lodge in the area and the involvement of the local community
Golden Monkey trekking
Guided walking trails
Visit the late Diane Fossy’s (world renowned primatologist and conservationist) grave
The way the rooms are constructed similar to tree houses
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