overview

Bisate Lodge was the first lodge in Rwanda to marry world-class luxury travel with once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experiences. Bisate partnered with the local community in the reforestation of an iconic site bordering the Volcanos National Park and, since its inception, two indigenous tree nurseries have been established and over 2 000 trees planted. The site has dramatic views over the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rising above the park’s Afro-alpine forests, and the lodge reflects the culture of rural Rwanda in its architecture. 

Bisate Lodge has a long-term commitment to responsible eco-tourism and conservation of Rwanda’s incredible natural heritage. The Volcanoes National Park is located along the western branch of the East African Rift – one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the continent that is home to over 60 bird and mammal species found nowhere else on earth. The most well-known and celebrated of these is the mountain gorilla, and you will have the opportunity of encountering one of 10 habituated family groups inside the park.

Other attractions in the area include Iby’wacu cultural village, the spectacular twin lakes of Buhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, astonishing birding, and tracking specialised endemic species like the golden monkey. 

highlights

  • See mountain gorillas in the wild
  • World-class luxury
  • Responsible eco-tourism lodge
  • Birding & primate trekking

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Facilities

From the outside, Bisate’s structures mimic traditional huts on the while interiors are sumptuous, offering comfort, warmth and luxury. In addition to six spacious suites, the lodge has a large living area with fireplaces and a cosy wine cellar. You will be able to enjoy walks through the 26-hectare reserve and learn about the reforestation project. The national park headquarters are located within easy driving distance, from where gorilla treks depart daily. 

General Facilities

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    Fireplace
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    Laundry service
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    Wi-fi available
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    Beauty or wellness therapist

Dining

You are accommodated on an all-inclusive basis, with home-style meals prepared using the best local ingredients. Pair your meals with something from the well-stocked wine cellar. 

Room Description

The lodge will host just 12 guests in six spacious suites, each with beautiful views of the forest and distant peaks of Volcanoes National Park. Full en suite bathrooms are generously designed with a walk-in shower, twin basins, a large bathtub and plenty of luxurious amenities. 

Activities

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Sundowners
  • Wine tasting
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Guided walks
 

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Anja Naude

Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

"The brand new and long awaited Wilderness Camp “Bisate” certainly has the “wow” factor! It’s a fantastic Lodge for anyone who wants to experience not only the Gorillas, but a piece of Rwanda, in terms of luxury and nature - a real gem!"

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