Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes, Rwanda

Bisate Lodge is a Premier Camp

Gorillas in our Midst

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone – the word bisate means ‘pieces’ in Kinyarwanda, describing how the cone was once whole but worn away by natural erosion. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six sumptuous en-suite rooms maximise comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda.

Bisate is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily. Its vision of reforestation and rehabilitation means that each guest is invited to participate in our biodiversity conservation efforts, as well as engage and meet the local community – in addition to learning about and making a far-reaching positive impact on an iconic Critically Endangered species: the mountain gorilla.


  • Best location for a holistic gorilla experience in Rwanda
  • Spectacular views of the brooding Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno Volcanoes
  • High standards of accommodation and service create the most exclusive and one of the only sustainable luxury offerings in the area
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Some things to do at Bisate Lodge

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Track one of the twelve habituated groups of mountain gorillas with expert trackers.

  • Hike to Karisoke, site of the research camp and grave of Dian Fossey, who is famed for her research on the mountain gorilla – and for changing the way we look at our closest relatives.

  • Spend time in the nursery and plant a tree – help reforest this area, and thus become part of Rwanda’s conservation aims.


Activities and Facilities:

Massages (at extra cost) Wi-Fi Culture Experiences Gorilla Tracking Guided Walks Birding

Rwanda- Biodiversity Gem of the Albertine Rift


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