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Bisate Lodge Elegant safari lodge in a dramatic setting amongst the volcanoes

The spirit of Bisate Lodge

Opening in June 2017, Bisate Lodge will enjoy a truly dramatic natural setting at the heart of an amphitheatre formed by eroded volcano cones. Twelve conically shaped thatched forest villas will be tucked into the lush forest setting, spacious verandas opening out onto magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. The traditional shapes of the suites are a nod to Rwandan culture, while the sumptuous interiors maximise comfort and warmth while making the most of the scenic views.

Blending the traditional with the modern, the exquisite guest areas will feature floor to ceiling windows through which guests can marvel at the world outside while enjoying a refreshing drink at the elegant bar or the contemporary wine cellar. Activities in the area include gorilla tracking, cultural village visits, sightings of the golden monkey, birding and tours to places of interest such as Lakes Ruhondo and Burera, the Musanze Caves and the grave of Dian Fossey.

What we love about Bisate Lodge

  • Spend some time in the lodge’s nursery and help in the area’s reforestation by planting a tree.
  • Join the lodge’s chef when he ventures out to the local market for the day’s fresh ingredients and meet the warm and welcoming people.
  • Set off on a pilgrimage to the grave of Dian Fossey, famed for her research on the mountain gorilla.