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Bisate Lodge - Rwanda

Bisate Lodge (opening June 2017) is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke and Karisimbi rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Twelve guests will stay in six sumptuous en-suite rooms that maximise comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda.
Although Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park area has had a lot of rain, which complicated Bisate's construction over the last weeks, the building has shown great progress. Now it is time for the fun part! We are starting to decorate and put all the beautiful furniture in place. The whole team – from barman to chef, from housekeeper to waiter – everybody is excited to put the final touches in place and open Bisate Lodge for our first guests later this month!

Although Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park area has had a lot of rain, which complicated Bisate's construction over the last weeks, the building has shown great progress. Now it is time for the fun part! We are starting to decorate and put all the beautiful furniture in place. The whole team – from barman to chef, from housekeeper to waiter – everybody is excited to put the final touches in place and open Bisate Lodge for our first guests later this month!

Bisate's fine-dining offering is infused with traditional Rwandan flavours and flair

Bisate's fine-dining offering is infused with traditional Rwandan flavours and flair

One of the most significant travel trends in recent years – fuelled in part by social media – has been the growth of experiential travel, whereby the desire to be a ‘tourist’ – a passive, cocooned observer of alien landscapes and lifeforms – was replaced by a more profound need to connect with places and people. Like all trends, this one has evolved, and industry insiders predict that 2017 will be the year of transformative travel.

One of the most significant travel trends in recent years – fuelled in part by social media – has been the growth of experiential travel, whereby the desire to be a ‘tourist’ – a passive, cocooned observer of alien landscapes and lifeforms – was replaced by a more profound need to connect with places and people. Like all trends, this one has evolved, and industry insiders predict that 2017 will be the year of transformative travel.

We are thoroughly impressed with how well the community has responded to the training classes. All students in the beginner’s class are now comfortable in greeting and introducing themselves in English. Our advanced learners are able to interact in simple conversations. English classes will continue into the coming months, even after the lodge has opened in June.

We are thoroughly impressed with how well the community has responded to the training classes. All students in the beginner’s class are now comfortable in greeting and introducing themselves in English. Our advanced learners are able to interact in simple conversations. English classes will continue into the coming months, even after the lodge has opened in June.

Sharing as much as 98% of our DNA, every hour-long encounter with a gorilla group is enchanting and humbling. Less than 1 000 of these Critically Endangered great apes remain worldwide and every visit to their forested realm helps conserve the species.

Sharing as much as 98% of our DNA, every hour-long encounter with a gorilla group is enchanting and humbling. Less than 1 000 of these Critically Endangered great apes remain worldwide and every visit to their forested realm helps conserve the species.

Chimpanzee seen on a trek in Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee seen on a trek in Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park

Critically Endangered mountain gorilla seen on a trek in Volcanoes National Park

Critically Endangered mountain gorilla seen on a trek in Volcanoes National Park

♥ Your Planet This Valentine's Day #Rwanda #reforestation

♥ Your Planet This Valentine's Day #Rwanda #reforestation

The site for the Kwita Izina ceremony (baby gorilla-naming) at Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

The site for the Kwita Izina ceremony (baby gorilla-naming) at Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

Wilderness Safaris' Bisate Lodge #artistsimpression #Rwanda #luxurytravel #gorillatrek

Hotel Openings to Watch Out for in 2017

Wilderness Safaris' Bisate Lodge #artistsimpression #Rwanda #luxurytravel #gorillatrek

The final instalment of our vision for Bisate Lodge in Rwanda is all about the Conservation C of our 4Cs sustainability ethos – here we’re aiming to create a world-class venture that will make a dramatic and far-reaching positive impact on more than ‘just’ the mountain gorilla. And while minimising our environmental impact during the construction & running of Bisate, we have begun an ambitious reforestation project to provide a haven for a wide array of life endemic to the Albertine Rift.

The final instalment of our vision for Bisate Lodge in Rwanda is all about the Conservation C of our 4Cs sustainability ethos – here we’re aiming to create a world-class venture that will make a dramatic and far-reaching positive impact on more than ‘just’ the mountain gorilla. And while minimising our environmental impact during the construction & running of Bisate, we have begun an ambitious reforestation project to provide a haven for a wide array of life endemic to the Albertine Rift.

Our Rwanda experience aims to offer life-affirming experiences from exploring Kigali to gorilla and golden monkey trekking in Volcancoes National Park, community encounters, tree-planting and even shopping!

Our Rwanda experience aims to offer life-affirming experiences from exploring Kigali to gorilla and golden monkey trekking in Volcancoes National Park, community encounters, tree-planting and even shopping!

What to expect from Bisate - Culture and Commerce

What to expect from Bisate - Culture and Commerce

Bisage Lodge aims to become a new model for sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda #gorillatrek

Bisage Lodge aims to become a new model for sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda #gorillatrek