Bisate Lodge, located in Volcanoes National Park, is a new luxury lodge in Rwanda. Set amongst 42 hectares of untouched rainforest, with stunning views of the surrounding ancient volcanic landscape, this wilderness safari eco-lodge is beautifully located for exploring the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla. Bisate’s core goal is to increase the gorilla population and their vision of reforestation and rehabilitation allows visitors to contribute to the conservation of the critically endangered gorillas in Rwanda.
Bisate Lodge comprises six luxury villas designed by Nick Plewman inspired by the former Royal Palace in Nyanza. The nest-like villas are constructed from natural wood and volcanic stone, all with central fireplaces, spacious bathrooms and contemporary interiors by Rwandan designer Teta Isibo. All are equipped with Wi-Fi and open onto bamboo balconies looking towards Mount Bisoke. The main guest area houses the bar, wine cellar and restaurant, with an adjoining terrace.
The area around Bisate is a haven for wildlife; Volcanoes National Park itself supports in excess of 70 species of mammal. Look out for the golden monkey, side-striped jackal, buffalo, elephant, tree hyrax, bushbuck and Egyptian mongoose. The rainforest is also rich with bird species, such as Archer’s robin chat, mountain black boubou and Rwenzori (collared) apalis.