The magnificent Bisate Lodge opened in the Summer of 2017 and has been met with rave reviews. This luxury lodge is set on the edge of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park in the north west of the country. Quite simply, Bisate has set new standards in terms of luxury, accommodation, style and service for this area.
The lodge is located in a natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, and as such has breathtaking views of the volcano peaks of Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno. The en-suite rooms have been built with these superb views in mind. Standards of luxury and design are high, everything has been thought of for the discerning traveller, but the lodge also retains comfort, warmth and much influence from local Rwandan culture.
A stay at Bisate isnât without a visit to see the unforgettable gorillas, with gorilla treks taking place on a daily basis. It is a truly enriching experience, learning about the iconic endangered species, the mountain gorilla, as well as participating in local biodiversity conservation efforts and engaging with the community. Bisate is set close to the park headquarters, meaning an easy transfer to the trek start point at the beginning of the day.
Other attractions include Ibyâwacu cultural village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, Dian Fosseyâs grave, and even seeing the golden monkeys, not to mention the colourful variety of bird life.
Why we love it
The best location for a holistic gorilla experience in Rwanda
Spectacular views of the brooding Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno Volcanoes
The most exclusive and one of the only sustainable luxury offerings in the area
Massages (at extra cost)
Meet the local farmers who grow and sell their vegetables to Bisate Lodge, on a guided tour of the community cooperative.
Golden Monkey Trekking
Be on the lookout for these incredible endemic primates as you venture through the bamboo forest on a guided golden monkey trek.
Come face to face with the king of the jungle on a gorilla trek in the Volcanoes National Park, where you will be assigned a habituated gorilla.
Grab your walking shoes and hike to the summit of Mount Bisoke in Volcanoes National Park, where you will be rewarded with views of the rainforest.
Plant a sapling tree with the lodge's agronomist to help with Bisate's reforestation project on a visit to his tree nursery.
Pay your respects at primatologist Dian Fossey's grave and the ruins of her Bisate research centre, after a 3,000m hike up the Karisimbi volcano.