Luxury resort and private property group One&Only has opened Gorilla’s Nest, their second property in Rwanda following the opening of Nyungwe House. Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury retreat set in the foothills of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcano Range, an area home to Mountain Gorillas, a rare and endangered species. Surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees and offering views of the volcanic hills the retreat on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park offers an immersive experience into the stunning flora and fauna of Rwanda. Whilst the gorillas are the biggest draw the rainforest is teeming with equally spectacular wildlife and is a haven for bird watchers with over 300 bird species to be found in the rainforest.
Gorilla’s Nest comprises Individual 21 free-standing lodges and suites each to design to maximise the views whilst being mindful of the impact on the environment. The need to protect the surrounds means conservation is a top priority for Gorilla’s Nest. One&Only works closely with local conservationists and the local community to help protect the endangered species.
The interiors pay homage to local Rwandan craft traditions. The warm rich colours of local timbers provide a perfect backdrop to thoughtful decorative details such as basketry and textiles. And geometric patterns of Imigongo the country’s unique and celebrated art form appear throughout.
A place to escape and reconnect with nature, Gorilla’s Nest has an emphasis on health and wellbeing. Food is fresh, and seasonal, locally sourced from the Chef’s garden and local farmers. Activities include trekking and cycling through the forests. Back at the lodge an infinity pool and spa offer the opportunity to unwind and relax. Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury experience like no other in the heart of the rainforest.
For further information about One&Only Gorilla’s Nest visit: www.oneandonlyresorts.com/gorillas-nest/
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