Romantic luxury in the breath-taking heart of East Africa

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury resort cushioned in the foothills of the breath-taking Virunga volcano range in Rwanda. It is the closest resort to Africa’s oldest national park, which is rich with colourful birds, and, of course, you might catch a special glimpse of the majestic mountain gorillas that give the resort its name. There are only 1000 left on the earth, many of whom call this lush mountain reserve home.

This outstanding vacation spot understands that true luxury is not an item you can own, but rather an experience you keep with you forever. Every design decision throughout the resort captures this idea perfectly.

FibreGuard fabrics are proud to have worked with the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest through The Parker Company.

Rwanda’s ultimate luxury retreat

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is a romantic luxury resort like no other, rich in history and with many magical experiences to uncover. Offering exceptional dining and a collection of spa experiences in partnership with Terres D'Afrique, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest provides exclusive experiences both in and out of the jungle.

A bit of history: the 1960s, this national park became a base for American naturalist Dian Fossey, known for her determined plight against gorilla poaching, and subject of the Hollywood film, Gorillas in the Mist.

The FibreGuard solution

All sofas in the suites and lodges of the resort are upholstered in FibreGuard fabrics. OEKO-TEX®, a globally standardised label for textiles, certifies our fabrics under their STANDARD 100 label.

Using FibreGuard fabrics, therefore, ensures that no harmful finishes or residues are released into the world – something that of course is of utmost importance for human use, as well as for the unique flora and fauna in the surrounding reserve.

Drawn to FibreGuard’s comprehensive variety of fabrics and designs

The designers of the resort chose our fabrics because of their internationally recognised quality and safety standards, but, furthermore, because of the diverse designs and textures we have to offer.


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Finally, when guests are tramping back to their rooms with dirty shoes after a full-day jungle expedition spotting gorillas and golden monkeys, they can rest assured that they’re not going to mess up their beautifully appointed suite.

All of our fabrics are easy to clean and to maintain, giving guests and resort staff one less thing to worry about. The stain-free properties in your FibreGuard fabrics will last long after washing or heavy use. If you have a favourite spot to spill your juice or sauce, the stains can be just as easily removed.


Interiors deliberately designed for excellence

As you can see from the images of the resort, the interiors celebrate the lush, harmonious relationship between the resort and its surrounding landscape. Careful attention went into the lighting, colour choices and tone of each suite at the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. You can feel the effects through a pervasive feeling of peace and wellbeing when you’re staying anywhere in the resort.

As mentioned in our post on the trends and challenges facing the hospitality industry, luxury travellers are becoming more aware of the impact they make through their choices, and they are choosing hotels, guesthouses, and B&Bs that have a personal resonance for them.

The One&Only Gorilla’s Nest resort is a beautiful example of experiential design at work, and we’re very proud that FibreGuard fabrics are contributing to this project.


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