Location: Volcanoes National Park Ruhengeri, Rwanda.
Since opening in 2017, this Lodge one of the most luxurious eco-lodges in Rwanda, has racked up 34 awards and continues to inspire superlatives, located in the natural amphitheater of an eroded volcanic cone – in Kinyarwanda, the word bisate means ‘pieces’ describing how the once-whole cone was worn away by natural erosion. With Six en-suite Forest Villas that embody Rwanda’s rich culture.
Edifying cultural interactions, sophisticated, health-conscious dining, and exuberant hospitality all make your stay superior. The lodge is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. While gorilla trekking is the star attraction, nearby Volcanoes National Park offers other adventures: climbing Mount Bisoke, visit to the Gorilla Guardian Village, golden monkey trekking, or a visit to Dian Fossey’s burial site.
The Lodges’ sophisticated architectural and interior design is rooted in Rwandan building tradition as exemplified in the design of the Royal Palace of the traditional monarch. This 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 meter Forest Villa consists of a generous yet intimate combination of reception space, luxurious bedroom and en-suite bathroom, all warmed by a central fireplace – and with breathtaking views out across a private deck towards majestic Mount Bisoke. The Central dining lounge has a fireplace, a beautiful main viewing deck, Main bar lounge, Fine Wine Cellar and Credit Card.
Uniqueness of this Camp
The vision of Bisate is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation projects has each guest partnering with them in contributing to biodiversity conservation and local community uplift, making a positive impact on an iconic endangered species: the mountain gorilla. At the Villas you get private massage treatments, a scenic running trail along the forest.
Each Villa has a private viewing deck, enjoy the sunset with drinks on your private balcony, an exclusive Olympus Photo Hub experience, this is a place for meaningful and informative gorilla experience in East Africa, the luxurious Lodge adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, where reforestation and community engagement, interactions all create an enriched experience.
The Bisate Kwanda Day Lounge is the first of its kind in Rwanda, enhancing the guest experience by accommodating earlier arrivals and later departures.
6 private rooms in Twin/Double Villas each approx. 1000 sq ft in size, 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 bespoke, chic interiors are a welcome retreat after an exhilarating, and uplifting, gorilla trek.
His & Her vanity with walk-in showers & heated rails, Spacious dressing lounge & luggage space, Lounge area with easy chairs & a library of books, Complimentary in-villa minibar and coffeemaker, a cozy fireplace and heating for winter days, all organic bath amenities are provided in the villa, Complimentary laundry service and private butler.
Room Amenities: His & Her vanity with walk-in showers & heated rails, Spacious dressing lounge & luggage space, Lounge area with easy chairs & a library of books, Complimentary in-villa minibar and coffeemaker, a cozy fireplace and heating for winter days, all organic bath amenities are provided in the villa, Complimentary laundry service and private butler.
Lodge Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, free parking, Free High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Hiking, Airport transportation, Massage, Concierge, there is no spa, gym or swimming pool.
Gorilla Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking, Guided Walks in Volcanoes National Park to Mount Bisoke, Meet the agronomist on the Nursery visit and Tree Planting, Meet the Community, Hike to Dian Fossey’s Grave & Karisoke, Bisate Kwanda Offering, Wilderness and Olympus – ‘a Visionary Partnership’, The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Superb birding walks with our guides and biodiversity talks with in-house researchers.