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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.
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.
Enjoy an excursion to the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, or the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves.
Visit the Gorilla Guardian Village to get a glimpse of Rwandan traditional culture.
Trek from Volcanoes National Park Headquarters to see one of two habituated troops of the endemic Endangered golden monkey.
Go to a local market with one of the Bisate employees and buy local fabrics and meet the vibrant and warm people.
Catch sight of one or more of the forest’s other inhabitants – golden monkey, black-fronted duiker, buffalo, elephant, tree hyrax or bushbuck.
Enjoy sundowner drinks from your villa's private balcony overlooking the volcanoes and forest of the Volcanoes National Park.