Bisate Lodge is a luxury lodge that promotes conservation tourism in Rwanda. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six sumptuous en-suite rooms maximise comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda.
Six sumptuous en-suite rooms maximise comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda. 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.
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 golden monkey, side-striped jackal, black-fronted duiker, buffalo, elephant, tree hyrax and bushbuck.
A variety of squirrel and genet species are also to be found here. Of the 178 bird species in the area, at least 13 are endemic to the Virunga area such as Archer’s robin chat, mountain black boubou, strange weaver, Rwenzori batis, mountain masked apalis and Rwenzori (collared) apalis.
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.