Built into an amphitheatre that overlooks Rwanda’s Twin Lakes and Bisoke and Karishimbi volcanoes, Bisate Lodge is the newest of its kind. Upon opening to the public in 2017, guests will understand the imagination of contemporary design that accompanies the timeless wonder of meeting the mountain gorillas.
Lodge and Accommodation
The raised structures, arching domes of thatch and curved arcs of the wide windows give a vantage over the surrounding areas that will tantalise your eyes. The stone-walls and mounted fireplaces offer a timeless patience to each of the camp’s halls. These along with the modern curves in timber furnishings, weaved-reed interiors and comfortable sofas create something novel to revel in.
The six luxurious suites are filled with complimentary textures of zig-zagging wooden floors, and lines across the domed ceilings. Each feature has been designed to dazzle the eyes without flooding the experience, where the looping design of the giant windows offers unimpeded views of the forests, mountains and volcanoes that are spell-binding. The en-suite bathrooms hold cutting-edge extravagance, making you feel completely at home in this nook of Africa.
Activities and Wildlife
Whether you’re following the paths of the forest to find the mountain gorillas or golden monkeys that are endemic to the area, you’ll be humbled by each of these encounters. Every one of these meetings will change your life in a way that you cannot imagine until it happens.
Hiking to the peaks of the volcanoes, visiting Dian Fossey’s grave and touring the local villages will leave you in a state of quiet rapture. However, if you’re looking to get involved in the territories conservation efforts, planting indigenous trees will give you the greatest sensation of contribution. Additionally bird-watching or tasting some of Rwanda’s world famous coffees and teas will find you wishing your stay at Bisate Lodge never ends.