Volcanoes National Park

Gorillas Nest


Deep in the Rainforest

Allow the spirit of adventure to stir within you at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Surrounded by eucalyptus trees, it’s a peaceful and welcoming place to call home while on your life-changing journey to encounter the majestic mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.

Feel as though you’ve escaped to a treehouse overlooking the forest in one of the 14 rooms and seven suites. Step out onto your wooden terrace to be enveloped by the sounds of birds and marvel at the views. Huge windows allow for plenty of natural light and leave you feeling properly connected to nature.

Hubertus Feit’s interior design has been gently inspired by Africa, but the colours remain muted so that your focus is always pulled outwards. Patterned rugs and carefully chosen pieces of local art add character. Near the rooms, on a slope, you’ll find the Nest bar and restaurant and spa. The winding paths that take you through the property are edged with roses and other beautiful flowers.


At a glance

  • 21 rooms and suites

  • Infinity pool

  • Spa

  • Fitness Centre

Gorillas Nest oneonly pool 2


  • Silverback gorilla in Rwanda on a gorilla trekking safari

    Gorilla trekking

    Hike through the bamboo forest to join a family of endangered mountain gorillas. It is truly an iconic and transformative experience. In addition to spending time with the gorillas, a social encounter with endangered golden monkeys is a fascinating and enjoyable excursion. You watch them playing in the tree tops and find out how the experts trace them.

  • Virguna Lodge gorilla trekking 3

    Volcano climbing

    Rwanda has several dramatic volcanic mountains and you can hike through forests and up the side of 3711-metre high Mt Bisoke to be rewarded with an astounding view over the crater lake. It’s a challenging hike that takes you through a variety of vegetation zones and gives you the chance to admire the wildlife along the way. There’s also the option of camping overnight.

  • Gorilla nest community

    Cultural Tours

    There are a selection of cultural tours you can choose from, including learning how to make local banana beer on a plantation, visiting a cultural centre and meeting crafters and artists.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

Mountain cutout 2
footer clouds

The world is at your feet

Receive inspiration in your inbox

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Contact a Travel Researcher

We always aim to reply within 24 hours.