Bisate Lodge has dramatic views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcano peaks rising through the forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. It is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. Exploring around Bisate Lodge includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, and helping reforest the area, Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Dian Fossey’s grave.

The aim at Bisate Lodge is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation project has each guest partnering with us in contributing to conservation and local community upliftment, with a positive impact on the iconic endangered mountain gorilla.

Unique Selling Points

Property Facilities

  • Bar

Room Facilities

  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fireplace
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Veranda

Activities on Site

  • Bird Watching
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Massages

Activities Nearby

  • Cultural Tours
  • Historical Tours
  • Natural History Tours
  • Walks (Guided)

Room Types

Forest Villa

Bisate’s 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 Forest Villa consists of a generous yet intimate combination of bedroom, reception space and bathroom, all warmed by a central fireplace and with breath taking views out across your private deck towards Mount Bisoke. With only six villas, 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


01 Mar – 31 May 2021Fully InclusiveUS$ 1 750
01 Jun – 31 Oct 2021Fully InclusiveUS$ 2 550
01 Nov – 15 Dec 2021Fully InclusiveUS$ 1 750
16 Dec – 28 Feb 2022Fully InclusiveUS$ 2 550

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:


Fully Inclusive (all meals, all local drinks, laundry, lodge activities as listed below, complimentary in-room welcome massage, wireless internet connection in villa only, local Government taxes. In the event of a change in local taxes or the introduction of additional taxes, these rates will be adjusted accordingly)

  • Receive a 30% discount (US$ 1 050 vs the normal rate of US$ 1 500 – current rates) on gorilla permits if visiting other Rwanda national parks (Akagera National Park or
    Nyungwe National Park) for 3 days (2 nights) or more during the low season of 1 November 2020 to 31 May 2021. NB: There is no block-out period over the festive season.


Travel to/from Bisate, premium imported brands and champagne, gorilla permit fees (US$ 1500 per person, per permit – subject to change), extra day trips & excursions booked tour operator, gratuities/tipping, visas where required, departure tax, additional in-villa massage treatments, curio purchases and a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy (with medical and evacuation insurance) valid from the date of itinerary confirmation (all guests travelling to Bisate must be covered by such a policy).

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