Bisate Lodge is a luxury lodge that promotes conservation tourism in Rwanda. This six-bedroom sanctuary is perched within its own natural amphitheater inside an extinct volcano, providing guests unrivaled access to the adjacent Volcanoes National Park and its resident mountain gorillas.
The striking rounded villas mimic the rolling hills and are covered in thatch. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the private decks, offer beautiful views of the lush mountain gorilla habitat. Each villa has a central area, a bedroom and en-suite with colorful decor accentuating each space. Pops of emerald green chandeliers sparkle and are made of recycled glass. Admire the cultural fabric of Rwanda with textiles that make the villas feel one with the surrounding verdant green jungles.
The lodge offers unparalleled views of the brooding Bisoke, Karisimbi, and Mikeno Volcanoes from its location within its own extinct volcanic cone. Aside from its elevated amenities and unique setting, the main draw for visitors to Bisate Lodge will be its exceptional proximity and access to the neighboring Volcanoes National Park, home of the celebrated mountain gorillas. Activities at the lodge concentrate on treks up the Virunga Mountains, where more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas reside.
Aside from the area’s iconic mountain gorillas, other mammals that call Volcanoes National Park home include the side-striped jackal, black-fronted duiker, buffalo, and elephant. Birders will love to spot one of the 178 varieties that reside here. Another quintessential wildlife activity at Bisate Lodge includes treks to visit one of the park’s many habituated golden monkey troops, striking yet little-known inhabitants of the bamboo forest.
And for those who are in search of something more vigorous, it is also possible to hike up to Dian Fossey’s grave and former research station at Karisoke, or spend a full day making your way to the top of one of the three volcanoes nearby.
Bisate Lodge encourages guests to participate in conservation through reforestation and rehabilitation projects. Spend an afternoon in the nursery to plant trees or visit the garden which grows vegetables that are used to prepare fresh meals served at the lodge.
After a day of exploring the area, retreat back to dine in the central lodge and sip on a glass of wine before settling into your luxury villa nestled in the Rwandan wilderness.Request Information