Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is easily one of the most sumptuous accommodation options in Rwanda, comprised of just 6 stunning ensuite rooms set inside thatched, rounded chalets containing every conceivable luxury. Expect plush bathrobes, free standing bathtubs and designer chairs that you can sink into at the end of a long day of Mountain Gorilla trekking.

The ultra-chic main areas comprise of a stylish lounge warmed by a stone fireplace, an inviting bar area flanked by a well-stocked wine cellar as well as indoor and outdoor dining spaces. There is also a sunken fire pit perfect for sundowners and soaking up the beauty of the surrounding wilderness.

Aside from trekking into Volcanoes National Park to see the rare Mountain Gorilla, things to do at Bisate Lodge including hiking into bamboo forests to observe attractive endemic Golden Monkeys, to the scenic summit of Mount Bisoke and to Dian Fossey’s grave and research centre, which sits in the saddle between two volcanic peaks. It’s also possible to walk through the local Bisate community and admire their agricultural cooperative, help with reforestation efforts and enjoy a relaxed coffee and tea tasting.

Location

How to get to Bisate Lodge

Guests can transfer by road to Bisate Lodge from Kigali, a journey of around 2.5 hours. However, it’s also possible to charter a flight to the airport at Ruhengeri, which is just over half an hour’s drive from the property.

Activities at Bisate Lodge

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey guided hikes
  • Bird-watching and nature walks
  • Community visits and tree-planting
  • Excursion to Dian Fossey Research Camp at Karisoke

*Some activities may be at extra cost.

Bisate Lodge Highlights

  • A spectacularly luxurious lodge at the edge of Volcanoes National Park
  • With just six stunning suites featuring freestanding bathtubs and designer furniture
  • Relax in ultra-stylish surrounds that were created sustainably
  • Help with reforestation efforts and learn about Rwandan culture
  • Track Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and other rare rainforest species

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in Rwanda. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is easily one of the most sumptuous accommodation options for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, set at the edge of Volcanoes National Park.

Kigali Serena Hotel

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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge provides a comfortable base for guests who want to trek to the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park. The lodge itself nestles in the foothills of

One&Only Nyungwe House

On picturesque working tea plantation at the edge of Nyungwe National Park, One&Only Nyungwe House offers the highest standards in luxury and warm Rwandese hospitality.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Close to park headquarters and just outside Rwanda’s enchanting Parc National des Volcans, community-owned Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an ideal base if you’re going trekking for Mountain Gorillas

The Bishop’s House

Close to park headquarters and just outside Rwanda’s enchanting Parc National des Volcans, community-owned Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an ideal base if you’re going trekking for Mountain Gorillas

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Rwanda Overview

Why should I travel to Rwanda? Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) is one of the best places to see the last remaining mountain gorillas. The majority of habituated family groups in the Virunga Volcanoes can be found in this park. Gorillas treks can also be combined with chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe National Park. The country also has a good tourist infrastructure with some excellent lodges.

When is the best time to visit Rwanda? Rwanda can be visited any time of the year; however during the long dry season between Jun-Sep the ground is drier and dirt roads are more accessible, enabling easier passage to visit the gorillas and chimpanzees.

What is the climate in Rwanda? Although Rwanda is on the equator, the altitude keeps temperatures down (25°-28°C), and the mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest from Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine with Rwanda? Gorilla trekking in Rwanda should be combined with a traditional big game wildlife safari in the parks and reserves of neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania.

How to get to Rwanda? Rwanda’s capital Kigali is easily reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Entebbe in Uganda, Serengeti or Arusha in Tanzania. From Kigali, you would take a road transfer to the Parc National des Volcans.

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