Bisate Lodge

Volcanoes National Park

FROM $1250

per person per night sharing

*The rates are indicative only and subject to seasonality and availability

Rates Include: Accommodation, all meals, all local drinks, laundry, lodge activities, laundry.

Rates Exclude: Travel to/from Bisate, premium imported brands and champagne, gorilla permit fees (US$ 1500 per person, per permit – subject to change), extra day trips & excursions booked with park authorities or local tour operator, gratuities/tipping, visas where required, departure tax, additional in-villa massage treatments.

Home of the Gorillas

Bisate Lodge has dramatic views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcano peaks rising through the forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. It is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. Exploring around Bisate includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, and helping reforest the area, Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Dian Fossey’s grave.

The main area comprises a lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar and viewing deck. Both the architecture and interiors are rooted in Rwandan cultural traditions.

Bisate’s sophisticated architectural and interior design is rooted in Rwandan building tradition as exemplified in the design of the Royal Palace of the traditional monarch. This spherical, synthetic thatched structure echoes the thousands of hills that dot the Rwandan landscape, while the richly detailed interior exhibits surfaces and screens made from a variety of woven materials with strong resonance in Rwandan culture.


Location: Volcanoes National Park.

Access: By road or air charter.

Accommodation: Six opulent en-suite forest villas are warmed by a central fireplace and have breathtaking views from the deck. 

Activities: Gorilla trekking(extra), guided walks, visit to Dian Fossey’s grave, golden monkey trekking.

Season: All season

Age Restriction: Children aged 15 years and above are welcome.

Why we love this lodge:

  • Best place for a meaningful and informed gorilla experience
  • The most innovative, responsible, visionary and luxurious lodge adjacent to Volcanoes National Park
  • Reforestation, community engagement and interactions all create an enriched experience

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