The Bishop’s House

Conveniently located just 30 minutes’ drive from Volcanoes National Park (and the starting point for gorilla treks), this boutique property is designed in the grand style of a colonial manor house. Interiors are decorated with rich fabrics and antique furniture with impressionist-style paintings hanging on the walls.

Its 9 elegant rooms are furnished with hand-carved wooden beds, cosy armchairs and original antiques. Ensuite bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries whilst the rooms don’t lack for modern amenities.

Shared spaces include a lounge that will look out over the terrace, library, dining area that serves exceptional food and fine wines. A pretty walled garden spotted with tropical trees and flowers creates a lovely place for guests to relax after gorilla trekking.


How to get to The Bishop’s House

Guests can transfer by road to The Bishop’s House in Ruhengeri from Kigali, a journey of around 2.5 hours. However, it’s also possible to charter a flight to the airport at Ruhengeri.

Activities at The Bishop’s House

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

*Some activities may be at extra cost.

The Bishop’s House Highlights

  • Located nearby the Volcanoes National Park
  • Small boutique property designed like a colonial manor
  • Just nine elegant rooms featuring cosy armchairs and hand-crafted beds
  • 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.

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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