Rwanda’s Bisate Lodge Ranked among World’s Best New Hotels

Bisate Lodge

Travel + Leisure editors, a US based Destinations’ Company in New York City yesterday named Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge in Musanze district, Northern Rwanda among the Best New Hotels in the world.

This property Owned by Wilderness Safaris Conservation and tourism has been named among outstanding hotels located in London, Toronto, New York and other parts of the world.

With the criteria mind, The American Company (Travel + Leisure Company) compiles a list of Best Hotels and other properties around the globe.

President Paul Kagame launched Bisate Lodge in September last year. The interior design brings together the tradition with mats made of marshland grass making the ceiling and fixed with well bend mahogany

Rwanda’s Bisate Loge is part of this number of the new wonderful hotels in the world.

“We narrowed down the list down even further, settling on 56 stunning hotels in places as close by as our hometown of New York City and as far-flung as the African island of Madagascar,” read the research.

According to the Travel + Leisure Editors website, “Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge is a one-of-a-kind and is Rwanda’s first luxury safari accommodation.”

They said, the country’s comeback in the tourism space is remarkable, some 24 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi where more than one million Tutsi were killed and the country ransacked.

“Bisate is part of the progress, and leading more travelers to experience this beautiful corner of the world,” part of their story reads.

“The six-villa ecolodge, which opened in June of 2017, organizes trekking tours into the quietest corners of Volcanoes National Park, giving visitors the rare opportunity to glimpse endangered gorillas in their natural habitat.”

Bisate Lodge during launch by President Kagame. The volcanic rock -locally known as Amakoro is precious on any structure, provided an excellent designer. He made the back wall with the stones while the rest is a mixture of other local materials, all covered by the grass which would not scare the precious mountain gorilla

The beauty of this lodge lies in the best ever combination of local and ecological construction materials, inspired by the Rwanda’ s traditional building which is more like a dome.

The dome is becoming famous in Rwanda’s modern architecture after the multi-million dollar Kigali Convention Centre which has a great marriage of traditional shape and modern construction technology.

Meanwhile, Wildness Safaris Conservation which manages this lodge describes the hotel thus: “it is located in the natural amphitheater of an eroded volcanic cone and this gives dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes of Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park.”

Bisate Lodge wide view

The gorilla habitat is an exclusivity of the Virunga National Park which stretches between three countries of East Africa, namely Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

Rwanda is venturing into luxury tourism.

Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge is being ranked alongside other international Hotels including The Ned in London – UK, Broadview Hotel in Toronto Canada Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon in France.




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  1. My name is Jean-Marie i live in England (UK) coventry.Bisate lodge is beautiful, I wish to visit this traditional still based in rwanda 🇬🇦🇬🇦👏🏻👌👍

  2. This is good Lodge for visitors. It is showing our culture. Please, built more in different area like in Burera district/Ruhunde sector where there is Urugezi. It is good area which are attractive for foreigns

  3. Bisate lodge is indeed a best place to stay on your Rwanda safari with Rwandagorilla.com. Enjoy gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park a home to the highest number of mountain gorillas in the virunga conservation area.

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