One&Only Resorts Rwanda
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Experience the Magic of Rwanda at Two of Africa’s Most Exclusive Resorts
You and a guest will immerse yourselves in the lush beauty and rich heritage of Rwanda, experiencing up close the country’s pioneering gorilla conservation efforts. Enjoy blissful two-night stays at both One&Only Gorilla’s Nest and One&Only Nyungwe House, rated Africa’s #1 and #2 best resorts by CondéNast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. From ecological adventures and wildlife encounters to crafts by local artisans, wellness spas, and garden-to-plate fine dining, this unforgettable experience will re-awaken your body and mind.
One&Only Nyungwe House
Bordering one of Africa’s oldest rainforests, Nyungwe National Park, the resort’s accommodations will elevate you in a secluded, treetop-skimming luxury room complete with African design-inspired furnishings, and a serene balcony where you can commune with monkeys, birds, and butterflies.
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest
Enjoy spectacular views of Volcanoes National Park and a front-row seat to its mountain gorilla sanctuary where legendary primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey conducted her research. Relax in your free-standing lodge, suspended over sprawling gardens and surrounded by shady palms and fragrant eucalyptus trees.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
You and your guest will also be treated to an exclusive visit to Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s first permanent home in its 55 years of working in Rwanda. A senior scientist will give you a private tour of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus—an incredibly special opportunity not offered to the public. On campus, you will also have the chance to view never before displayed original artifacts of Dr. Fossey, including a recreation of the cabin she lived in for 18 years during her time studying gorillas, as well as to visit the science labs to learn more from the Fossey Fund’s scientific team about the cutting-edge research being done to save these magnificent animals from extinction.
- Two nights accommodation for two guests at One&Only Nyungwe House
- Two nights accommodation for two guests at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest
- Private, expert-guided back-of-the-house tour of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Ellen DeGeneres Campus
- Vehicle transfers (Kigali to Nyungwe, Nyungwe to Gorilla’s Nest, Gorilla’s Nest to Kigali)
- All meals (including most wines and spirits)
- Two complimentary on-resort activities per day
Valid from March 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024 (blackout dates: June 1, 2023, to October 31, 2023, and December 24, 2023, to January 5, 2024). Trip to take place on a date mutually decided upon between the winning bidder and One&Only Resorts team. Flights, accommodations and transportation are not included. Off-property experiences, like gorilla or primate trekking, are not included. amfAR will accept cryptocurrency for the hammer price of all auction lots.