Bisate lodge: The premier exquisite lodge in Rwanda
The brand new Bisate lodge that opened its doors to the world in June 2017 and officially launched by Rwanda’s president Kagame in September, is adding niche as a centre to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Bisate lodge is an arena located in an eroded cone with startling views of the peaks of Mt. Karisimbi, Mt. Bisoke and Mt. Mikeno all that are found in the Virunga Massif.
The establishment has about six en-suite forest villas on a 64 acre land piece. The architecture of the villas is inspired by the King’s Palace at Nyanza making it a royal experience. The pods are thatched just like in Butare with ceiling to floor glass on one side giving an authentic touch to the lodge. The Bisate Lodge is a luxurious sanctuary that can be a home away from home as you undertake a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda within the jungles of the famous Volcanoes National park.
Euphoria and elation are what can be used to describe this dwelling as the villas encompass a reception, bedroom, bathroom and a cozy fireplace. The interior is splendidly set with emerald green and chandeliers bringing to mind the fresh green of the rain forests. Another Thumps up for the facility is that its just a few minutes’ drive from the Kinigi Headquarters of the renown Volcanoes National Park.
Besides the critically endangered mountain gorillas, animals such as the iconic golden monkeys, buffalo, elephant, bushbuck and side-stripped jackal call Volcanoes National Park home. It is also a perfect haven for bird watching in Rwanda with over 178 bird species in the area, 13 of which are all endemic. Hence staying at the Bisate lodge brings you closer to activities like the prestigious gorilla trekking experience, golden monkey trekking, guided hikes and community / cultural visits to the surrounding communities.
In addition to that you can visit the famous Dian Fossey Grave site where the primatogolist was laid to rest next to her favorite primate Digit. Bisate Lodge also offers you the opportunity to contribute to the conservation efforts by participating in the reforestation of the area that aims to expand the habitat of the animals and preserve the eco system. You can also enjoy yourself a nice cup of coffee or tea from an experienced barrister as you enjoy the intoxicating views.