Destinations

Bisate Lodge

About Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is a new, luxurious lodge in Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes region, opened in mid-2017. This sumptuous eco-lodge aims to provide guests with more than just a ‘gorilla express’ experience, rather immersing you into the local atmosphere, giving you a greater understanding of the conservation work that helps to protect the gorillas, eco-systems and the local community.

With just six forest villas spaced across the large but private Bisate site, you will feel as though you are actually staying within the national park itself. 

Take in the spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes while knowing you are just a stone’s throw from the gorilla tracking action.

Lodge Details

Style

A uniquely designed lodge complex with just six forest villas and a main thatched lodge to enjoy meals and communal activities. The focus here is on sustainability and the team here will ensure you can be involved in as much or as little conservation as you wish. 

Setting

Nestled in an eroded volcanic cone, right on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, Bisate Lodge boasts stunning views of the surrounding volcanoes: Mount Bisoke and Karisimbi, Mikeno in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Sanyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura to the east. 

Accommodation & Facilities

The design of the lodge focuses on traditional architecture with thatched structures that echo those dotted around the region. Each thatched forest villa comprises a large double bed, spacious bathroom, central fireplace and large private deck from which to take in the wild surrounds. With local décor and luxurious touches, Bisate offers quality accommodation as well as a strong conservation ethos for those looking for an extra special gorilla tracking experience.

Not only are the actual villas themselves spacious, but the Bisate site has a huge amount of private space which is used for reforestation projects - and in turn, natural recolonisation of wildlife – community engagement, and environmental management systems. 

Activities

As well as gorilla trekking (the obvious activity to do around Volcanoes National Park), Bisate Lodge offers plenty of other activities to keep you entertained. From golden monkey trekking and guided hikes, to visiting Dian Fossey’s grave and getting involved in the conservation and community projects, Bisate offers activities for everyone. You can even learn a little about local produce, taking part in tea, coffee and wine tasting with resident experts!

Child Policy

Please note gorilla treks are only available for those over 15 years old.

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