One and only gorilla’s nest lodge volcanoes national park
One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge is strategically located in Volcanoes National Park, the capital of Rwanda’s tourism industry. The lodge perfect epitome of elegance and good taste as far as lodging in Rwanda is concerned. It was official opened on 27th February, 2020 by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge is a top luxury accommodation facility in Volcanoes National Park. The lodge 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.
The luxury lodge is located 120 kilometers northwest of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali City. The lodge 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.
One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Volcanoes national park 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 welcomed personally at Kigali International Airport. 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 the lodge 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 in Volcanoes National park is the latest addition to the One & Only lodges, with the other being One & Only Nyungwe House in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Helicopter transfers from Kigali Airport to One & Only Nyungwe House takes approximately 45 minutes.
Visitors staying at One and Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge in Volcanoes national park 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 is one of the top activities that are offered by the park; and guests staying at the lodge can have the lodge book for them a gorilla trekking activity.
Other activities that visitors staying at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest can do 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 can check in at the facility from 3pm and have to check out by 11am on the day on departure.
About Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Volcanoes national park is one of the 4 national parks in Rwanda. The national park is located in the northwestern region of the country. 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 the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The national park borders Virunga national park in Congo to the west and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda to its east. Volcanoes national park is situated in Musanze, Ruhengeri district and lies within the Virunga Conservation Area.
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers visitors 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.
The national park is located about 116 kilometers from Kigali and 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.
One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge is a luxury accommodation facility located in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This lodge is the perfect place for a honeymoon or family vacation for visitors on a Rwanda safari.