Bisate Lodge

premier Camp | Volcanoes Nat'l Park, Rwanda

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Bisate Lodge combines traditional Rwandan architecture with discerning style and comfort. Located at the edge of Volcanoes National Park and along the Albertine Rift, the lodge offers easy access to the critically endangered and fiercely protected eastern mountain gorillas, as well as a landscape brimming with plant and animal diversity. Bisate is working with locals to rehabilitate farmland, conduct research and establish the highest standards for sustainability this region has ever seen.

Photo: The Lodge

The Lodge

Location: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Number of Rooms: 6

Bisate Lodge’s six-villa accommodation introduces a completely new and sustainable model to the area. The lodge is working together with local farmers to rehabilitate land along the border of Volcanoes National Park. The property encompasses more than 66 acres of unusual and varied topography that shield the lodge from any unnatural disturbances, including light from the nearby towns of Kinigi and Musanze. The lodge gazes directly at towering Mount Bisok and offers a feeling of being inside the park, with easy access to park headquarters for gorilla and golden monkey treks. Designed using traditional Rwandan building elements, the spherical, thatched villas mimic the landscape’s rolling hills. Each villa has a bedroom, sitting area, en suite bathroom and private deck with stunning mountain views. Social areas include a central lounge, dining and bar areas, a viewing deck and wine cellar.

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Photo: Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

  • En suite bathroom with tub and shower
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, insect repellent and washing powder (for undergarments)
  • Hair dryer
  • Room fan
  • Fireplace
  • Electric heater
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee in room
  • 220v charging outlets in room
  • In-room safe
  • "Gym in a bag" (yoga mat, resistance band, jump rope and weights)
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • In-room massage (extra cost)
  • Laundry included
  • Complimentary gaiters provided for treks
  • Local drinks included (house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa and MasterCard with 3% surcharge)

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Photo: Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Massif, which is capped by six extinct volcanic peaks that are home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and more. Only 80 people per day receive permits to hike and view gorillas in the park. Treks with specialist park guides and trackers begin early in the morning. Your hike can take a short 30 minutes or up to several hours, depending upon the location of the gorilla family that day. Once you meet up with the gorillas, you will enjoy an hour with these majestic creatures. We recommend making two gorilla treks, plus a golden monkey trek. Bisate Lodge enriches your experience through evening presentations and informal discussions with an on-site gorilla researcher, bird and nature walks, trails to roam, visits to the local tree nursery, vegetable gathering from an organic co-op, exploration of nearby villages, coffee and tea tastings, and more.

Volcanoes National Park offers some of the most established mountain gorilla viewing in Africa. Golden monkey treks are also available from the park headquarters.

Country Park/Reserve
Mountain Gorilla
Rwanda Volcanoes Nat'l Park

Usually viewed
Frequently viewed
Occasionally viewed
Sporadically viewed
Rarely to never viewed

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Month Max Min Rainfall
January 73° F 64° F 1.3 in
22° C 17° C 33 mm
February 73° F 64° F 2.2 in
22° C 17° C 56 mm
March 73° F 64° F 3.35 in
22° C 17° C 85 mm
April 72° F 64° F 4.45 in
22° C 17° C 113 mm
May 73° F 64° F 3.66 in
22° C 17° C 93 mm
June 73° F 64° F 2.01 in
22° C 17° C 51 mm
July 75° F 64° F 1.65 in
23° C 17° C 42 mm
August 77° F 66° F 3.07 in
25° C 18° C 78 mm
September 77° F 64° F 4.49 in
25° C 17° C 114 mm
October 73° F 64° F 3.94 in
22° C 17° C 100 mm
November 72° F 64° F 4.13 in
22° C 17° C 105 mm
December 73° F 64° F 2.64 in
22° C 17° C 67 mm

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