Greeting the gorillas

One&Only: two resorts in Rwanda

They are out there somewhere in the dense jungle, out of sight by a hair’s breadth. It is their country, their home. Whoever comes to visit, to say hello to them up close with a racing heartbeat, has to follow their rules: stop by only once a day, not for more than an hour, no physical contact, no eye contact.

There are still about 780 of them, about a third of them live in Rwanda, most of them in the Virunga National Park with its volcanoes – and its dense jungle. Guests of the ‘One&Only Gorilla’s Nest’ near Kinigi, which opened this November, can get this close – as can guests of the affiliated hotel One&Only Nyungwe House further south on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest National Park. After such a journey, what will remain forever? The great feeling of having experienced them in freedom in their habitat: the last mountain gorillas in the world.

Do you collect unforgettable moments, are you looking for the truly big memories? Then One&Only Gorilla’s Nest and Nyungwe House in Rwanda might be just right for you.

Photo: © One&Only Ruanda