Bisate opened in 2017 and it is one of the most luxurious places to base yourself from whilst exploring the surrounding Volcanoes National Park. With stunning views from wherever you are in camp and every amenity one could wish for, returning here after your gorilla trek is certainly one of the best ways to enjoy Rwanda's wilderness. With a range of other activities on offer in the rainforest, any time spent at Bisate is fondly memorable.
Bisate Lodge - The Details
Situated within the amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone next to the renowned Volcanoes National Park, Bisate Lodge is a small and intimate lodge with only six forest villas. The lodge is very luxurious, topping all other options in the area. It is close enough to Kinigi in the National Park to be convenient for morning gorilla treks, but far enough away so as to still feel remote and secluded.
Inside, much thought has been put into blending in with Rwandan traditions and the surrounding area. Its decor is simply beautiful, and it has been put together in a sophisticated yet charming way.
Each of the villas contain a generous bedroom, reception area and en-suite bathroom all of which are warmed by a central fireplace that ensures a cozy stay when the evenings are chilly. The private wooden verandah is an added bonus that allows unrivalled views towards Mount Bisoke.
Sustainability is the key to Wilderness' Bisate. Farm-to-table dining, community partnerships, habitat restoration and mountain gorilla conservation are all the main focus. Guests staying here directly contribute towards these goals which have an incredibly positive impact on the surrounding area.
Whilst gorilla trekking is the main attraction for visiting Bisate, there are plenty of other activities to take part in. Hiking to Diane Fossey's Grave is a favourite amongst intrepid hikers, whilst those guests who love to get hands on can join the lodge's chef when he goes to the local market for seasonal produce or spend time in the lodge's nursery and help to plant trees for their restoration programme.
Whilst in Rwanda, if time permits, heading East across the country to Akagera is a must. Wilderness also own the lodge Magashi
in this incredible, newly restored National Park. Complete with the 'Big 5' and an amazing diversity of flora and fauna, it combines perfectly with a stay at Bisate.
Due to both lodge's small and intimate size, they do get booked very far in advance, so if you have your heart set on Bisate or Magashi, make sure you enquire with one of your Africa experts as soon as possible.