Were you a fan of Gorillas in the Mist? With Bisate Wilderness Lodge, gorillas can be in your midst when trekking through Volcanoes National Park and staying at this lodge just outside it. This environmentally-friendly lodge is uniquely located in a natural amphitheatre left behind in the wake of a volcanic crater eroded over time with dramatic views of Bisoke and Karisimibi’s volcanic peaks.
Volcanoes National Park is not only home to 10 habituated troops of endangered mountain gorilla, but the endemic golden monkey and a plethora of impressive bird and other wildlife as well. While gorilla trekking is undoubtedly the major drawcard to the park, there are plenty of other sights to see from the lava tunnels of Musanze Caves, Dian Fossey’s final resting place, and the Twin Lakes.
Bisate accommodates 12 guests in its six en-suite rooms boasting modern and elegant facilities and furnishings. Massages and Wi-Fi are available at the lodge, and visitors are encouraged to participate in the lodge’s biodiversity conservation efforts by visiting local communities and the Iby’wacu cultural village.
- Fantastic location in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded extinct volcano
- Within easy driving distance of Volcanoes National Park
- Gorilla trekking is available to bring visitors close to one of the park’s 10 habituated troops
- Intimate camp accommodating only 12 guests at a time
- Enjoy massages at the lodge and get involved in Bisate’s biodiversity conservation efforts