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
- Best place for a meaningful and informed gorilla experience
- The most innovative, responsible, visionary and luxurious lodge adjacent to Volcanoes National Park
- Reforestation, community engagement and interactions all create an enriched experience
- Electrical Outlets
- Heated Towel Rails
- Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Mini Bar
- Tea / Coffee
Activities on Site
- Bird Watching
- Gorilla Tracking
- Cultural Tours
- Historical Tours
- Natural History Tours
- Walks (Guided)
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 2021||Fully Inclusive||US$ 1 750|
|01 Jun – 31 Oct 2021||Fully Inclusive||US$ 2 550|
|01 Nov – 15 Dec 2021||Fully Inclusive||US$ 1 750|
|16 Dec – 28 Feb 2022||Fully Inclusive||US$ 2 550|
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
- All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
- Single supplements may apply.
- Request a quote or speak to one of our Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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).