Bisate Lodge

CEDARBERG RATING

Top of Class

Overview

Bisate Lodge, adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, combines the bucket-list gorilla trek with a vision of reforestation and community partnership. It is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone. With dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests.

  • Best place for a meaningful and informed gorilla experience
  • The most innovative, responsible, visionary and luxurious lodge adjacent to Volcanoes National Park
  • Reforestation, community engagement and interactions all create an enriched experience

Accommodation:

Bisate’s sophisticated architectural and interior design is rooted in Rwandan building tradition. The spherical, synthetic thatched structure echoes the thousands of hills that dot the Rwandan landscape. While the richly detailed interior exhibits surfaces and screens made from a variety of woven materials with strong resonance in Rwandan culture.

Each 91 square metre Forest Villa consists of a generous yet intimate combination of bedroom, lounge space and bathroom. All warmed by a central fireplace and with breath taking views out across your private deck towards Mount Bisoke. With only six villas, the real generosity in the Rwandan context is the amount of private and exclusive space that surrounds Bisate, cosseting it in a rare natural landscape brimming with Albertine Rift biodiversity and beauty.

Activities:

The aim of Bisate is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation project has each guest partnering  in contributing to conservation and local community up-liftment, with a positive impact on the iconic endangered mountain gorilla. Exploring around Bisate includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, and helping reforest the area, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Dian Fossey’s grave.

 

Bisate Lodge on the map

Rooms

Twin/Double Rooms

Bisate’s sophisticated architectural and interior design is rooted in Rwandan building tradition as exemplified in the design of the Royal Palace of the traditional monarch. This spherical, synthetic thatched structure echoes the thousands of hills that dot the Rwandan landscape, while the richly detailed interior exhibits surfaces and screens made from a variety of woven materials with strong resonance in Rwandan culture.

Each 91 square metre Forest Villa consists of a generous yet intimate combination of bedroom, reception space and bathroom, all warmed by a central fireplace and with breath taking views out across your private deck towards Mount Bisoke. With only six villas, the real generosity in the Rwandan context is the amount of private and exclusive space that surrounds Bisate, cosseting it in a rare natural landscape brimming with Albertine Rift biodiversity and beauty.

- En-suite facilities with indoor shower, bathtub and double basin vanity, separate toilet, fireplace, easy chairs, luggage rack, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safe and mini-bar.

- Complimentary wireless internet connection in suites only.

 

Wow!

"WOW!! The jewel in this trips Crown. A very special place to stay with the Volcanoe views out the window, palatial room and bathroom. Exceptional food service and staff. Nothing was a trouble for them. 10 out of 10. "

Special offers

Gorilla permit offers

Stay at both Akagera and Volcanoes National Park and pay only $1050 for your gorilla permit

Stay at both Akagera and Volcanoes National Park and pay only $1050 for your gorilla permit in the non-peak season (November to May)

VALID FROM 01/11/2021
VALID UNTIL 31/05/2022

Includes

Accommodation, all meals, all local drinks, laundry, lodge activities, laundry, complimentary in-room welcome massage,local Government taxes. In the event of a change in local taxes or the introduction of additional taxes, these rates will be adjusted accordingly.

Excludes

Travel to/from Bisate, premium imported brands and champagne, gorilla permit fees, gratuities/tipping, visas where required, departure tax, additional in-villa massage treatments, curio purchases and a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy (with medical and evacuation insurance) valid from the date of itinerary confirmation (all guests travelling to Bisate must be covered by such a policy).

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

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