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Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

No. of rooms

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Bisate Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
7 Sep 2021
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Facilities at Bisate Lodge

Property facilities
Room facilities
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Gorilla Tracking, Massages, Natural History Tours, Walks (Guided)
Nearby activities
Cultural Tours, Historical Tours

Room types at Bisate Lodge

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Twin/Double Rooms

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.

Each 91 square metre Forest Villa consists of a generous yet intimate combination of bedroom, reception space and bathroom, all warmed by a central fireplace and with breath taking views out across your private deck towards Mount Bisoke. With only six villas, the real generosity in the Rwandan context is the amount of private and exclusive space that surrounds Bisate, cosseting it in a rare natural landscape brimming with Albertine Rift biodiversity and beauty.

This camp can accommodate 12 guests and 04 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing.

06 x units in total comprising:

- 06 x twin-bedded villas, with double bed conversions possible.

Plus guide/pilot/tour leader accommodation comprising:

- 02 x single rooms with twin beds and shared en-suite facilities (not of the same standard as a guest villa).

Villa Description

- En-suite facilities with indoor shower, bathtub and double basin vanity, separate toilet, fireplace, easy chairs, luggage rack, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safe and mini-bar.

- Complimentary wireless internet connection in villa only.

- Two way emergency radios have been fitted in the villas at Bisate Lodge and may be used by guests to contact camp management in the event of an emergency only. Said radios are on a closed circuit and inter-villa communication is not available.

- Bathrobes, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, insect repellent, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tipped swabs and cotton balls, tissue dispenser, washing powder (for smalls), umbrella and room spray are supplied in each villa.

Activities at Bisate Lodge

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Bisate Kwanda Offering

Bisate Kwanda accommodates early arrivals and later departures, providing more flexibility with transfers in and out of the lodge. Further enhancing our guest experience, the offering at Bisate Kwanda will allow guests to shower, change, have a light meal, visit the Bisate Boutique stocked with items from Rwanda (purchases at an additional cost), have a massage (treatments at an additional cost), or simply relax in the informal lounge with fireplace, while enjoying the sweeping views overlooking the organic vegetable garden and the reforestation efforts towards Volcanoes National Park.

Kwanda is a Kinyarwanda word meaning growth or expansion; a place to gather; a gift - all three of which perfectly sum up the day lounge’s unique offering. Located close to the main lodge, tucked out of sight, Bisate Kwanda has local craftspeople to thank for its uniquely Rwandan flavour. From hand-tooled wooden utensils and food boards to delicate crockery, striking entrance floors and hallways, volcanic rock walls and facings, hand-woven baskets and placemats, and garden pots, everything has been designed and hand-crafted by Rwandans to create a truly authentic ambience.

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Golden Monkey Trekking

View this beautifully-coloured primate, which is endemic to the area and lives in groups of between 30 to 80 individuals in the Park’s bamboo forest.

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Guided Walks In Volcanoes National Park

A full-day guided hike to the summit of Mount Bisoke (3 711 metres) can be strenuous but is worth the effort, offering sweeping views of the rainforest and crater lake.

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Hike To Dian Fossey’s Grave & Karisoke

A spectacular, challenging hike to Dian Fossey’s grave and the ruins of her Karisoke Research Centre, set in the saddle of Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes at an elevation of some 3 000 metres.

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Meet The Community

Guided visit to the nearby community and members of the cooperative, including the farmers who cultivate and sell their vegetables to Bisate.

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking takes place from Volcanoes National Park headquarters where guests are allocated to one of the twelve habituated gorilla families for a one-hour encounter.

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Nursery Visit and Tree Planting

Bisate’s agronomist, Jean-Moise, will show you around his tree nursery and help you plant a sapling as part of our reforestation project. Includes a visit to the Bamboo Greenhouse to see our reforestation efforts.

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