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One&Only Gorilla's Nest

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Outdoor pool
Suite (Virunga) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
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Suite (Silverback) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board

Overview of One&Only Gorilla's Nest

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

5.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Kinigi, Kinigi, Northern Province

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMusanze Caves18 min drive
  • Popular LocationVolcanoes National Park18 min drive
  • Popular LocationCathedral of Ruhengeri21 min drive
  • AirportGisenyi (GYI)114 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Kinigi, One&Only Gorilla's Nest is in a rural area and in the mountains. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Musanze Caves - 18 min drive
  • Volcanoes National Park - 18 min drive
  • Shyira Diocese Cathedral - 19 min drive
  • Cathedral of Ruhengeri - 21 min drive
  • Musanze Modern Market - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.) - 111 min drive


  • Free coffee - 6 min drive
  • Cafeteria and bakery - 11 min drive
  • Crema Coffee Shop - 11 min drive
  • Africana Bistro - 11 min drive
  • Monmartse Korean Restaurant - 11 min drive

About this property

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

5-star luxury hotel in the mountains, rejuvenated in 2019
Located close to Volcanoes National Park, One&Only Gorilla's Nest provides a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. Treat yourself to a massage at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at The Nest, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Smoke-free premises, a porter/bellhop, and tour/ticket assistance
Room features
All 24 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries, and separate tubs/showers
  • Balconies, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
One&Only Gorilla's Nest is listed in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Nest
  • The Nest Bar

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property - January 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

One&Only Gorilla's Nest Hotel
One&Only Gorilla's Nest Kinigi
One&Only Gorilla's Nest Hotel Kinigi

Frequently asked questions

Does One&Only Gorilla's Nest have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at One&Only Gorilla's Nest?

As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at One&Only Gorilla's Nest on Feb 9, 2023 start from $3,575.86, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is One&Only Gorilla's Nest pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at One&Only Gorilla's Nest?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at One&Only Gorilla's Nest?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at One&Only Gorilla's Nest?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is One&Only Gorilla's Nest located?

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Volcanoes National Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.


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