Wilderness Rwanda Announces Opening of Bisate Reserve

The evolution of Wilderness Rwanda’s Bisate experience near Volcanoes National Park will reach new heights in September 2024 with the unveiling of its new lodge, Bisate Reserve. The new property will offer just four spacious villas.

“Since Bisate first opened in 2017, it has been extremely rewarding to work closely with the Rwanda Development Board and our other partners to grow our positive impact in Rwanda. Bisate continues to receive local and international acclaim, and we are extremely proud to announce our expansion plans and to embark on the build of Bisate Reserve, which will elevate our guest experience to even greater heights,” said Rob Baas, Wilderness Rwanda managing director.

Positioned on the rim of a weathered volcano, Bisate Reserve’s villas offer vistas overlooking six volcanoes. Akin to its sister lodge, Bisate Reserve represents an extension and enhancement of conservation tourism in Rwanda. Through reforestation and rehabilitation initiatives, each guest becomes a partner in biodiversity protection and local community upliftment, directly contributing to the preservation of the endangered mountain gorilla species.

“At the heart of our conservation narrative lies a monumental achievement: the planting of nearly 100,000 indigenous trees, transforming a former agricultural site into a thriving forest, hence the apt naming of it as a ‘reserve’. Reserve also talks to the finest wine and whisky, the finest in luxury. Staying at Bisate Reserve will bring these two worlds together in a profound way for our guests, offering the most exclusive, intimate and impactful experience,” Baas added.

The focus on conservation initiatives blends with guest activities, including guided gorilla encounters booked through the national park authorities, nature trails and a vibrant birding environment.

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