Bisate Lodge in Rwanda
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.
Highlights of Bisate Lodge:
- 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
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.
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, Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Dian Fossey’s grave.