Nestled in the foothills of Rwanda's lush Virunga Volcano Range, Gorilla's Nest provides luxury accommodations and the chance to see the elusive mountain gorillas.
Opening in July 2019, this luxury lodge is the best place to stay for Rwanda’s world famous mountain gorilla treks.
The lodge is close to the headquarters for the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, the starting point for all gorilla treks. Spanning ninety-nine miles in the northern part of Rwanda, it is the oldest national park in Africa. As a part of the great volcanic chain of the Virunga Mountains that straddles the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC, it encompasses six dormant and two active volcanoes. Most famously it is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 400 of them. The park’s altitude ranges from about 8,202 feet to the peak of Karisimbi, at 14,763 feet resulting in extensive bamboo forests.