Bisate & Magashi Lodges: Gorilla Wildlife Safari Rwanda

The gorilla wildlife safari in Rwanda will automatically take you to explore volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking as well as Akagera national park for the wildlife experience. You will be able to witness the gorilla presence as well as the big 5 viewing while staying in those high-end lodges.

Immerse into the Wilderness Bisate lodge for that ultimate treat while on your gorilla safari in the volcanoes national park.

located in the natural setting of an eroded volcanic cone. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park.

Bisate’s structures mimic traditional huts while interiors are sumptuous, offering comfort, warmth and luxury. In addition to six spacious suites, the lodge has a large living area with fireplaces and a cozy wine cellar. You will be able to enjoy walks through the 26-hectare reserve and learn about the reforestation project.

Six sumptuous en-suite rooms maximize comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda. Bisate is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily. Its vision of reforestation and rehabilitation means that each guest is invited to participate in our biodiversity conservation efforts, as well as engage and meet the local community.

Wilderness Bisate accommodation looks every inch as elegant as the main building. The materials are the same and the style is similar, with just two domes in place of three. Inside, one dome houses the bedroom and the other contains the en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom includes a double bed, bedside tables and lighting, a desk and chair, a separate seating area, and a private veranda with sweeping vistas over the park.

And every en-suite bathroom is a real treat, featuring flush toilet, twin washbasins below twin mirrors, a walk-in shower, and in the centre of the space a big bathtub too. There is ample storage space and a great range of towels as well as a couple of bathrobes, inviting you to wind down following a day out in the park!

Reside with the forest villa that hosts just 12 guests in six spacious suites, each with beautiful views of the forest and distant peaks of Volcanoes National Park. Full en suite bathrooms are generously designed with a walk-in shower, twin basins, a large bathtub and plenty of luxurious amenities.

Unwind with the exotic salads, fish, and Asian-spiced pork belly paired with South African reds. Since this place is both safari camp and a luxury resort just one that happens to be on the doorstep of Volcanoes National Park there is a wide range of meals which will be served depending on your choice.

The main activity at Bisate lodge is gorilla trekking, viewing is restricted to one hour of any group per day, and it can take time to find the gorillas. The amount of ground covered on a trek is not excessive, ranging from 1 to 8 kilometers, but steep climbs are common and there can be a lot of mud underfoot. We think this is all worthwhile, though, as coming up close to gorillas has to be one of the most memorable animal encounters ever! Whether they are resting, grooming, playing, or fighting, these guys will enthrall you with their shaggy fur coats and intelligent eyes.

you can hike up Mount Bisoke volcano, the views from the top are breathtaking, golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey hiking as well as relaxing in this purely undisturbed environment.

When you proceed to Akagera national park, Magashi camp will take care of you as you chill in such an environment. Witness the abundance of Akagera National Park from Wilderness Magashi.  Home once more to an abundance of apex predators and their prey. Marvel at lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant roaming its hills and vast savannah.

Perched like butterflies on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga, Magashi’s eight spacious tented suites welcome you to an intimate wilderness area, surrounded by one of the most serene landscapes imaginable – the ideal stage for exceptional safari adventures.

Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit and swimming pool. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture. Meals at Magashi are designed with sustainability in mind, offering healthy flavourful recipes that tread lightly on the Earth.

The vast expanse of beautiful wilderness teeming with hippo, crocodile, a plethora of birds and incredibly rarer species such as Sitatunga antelope and the Black Rhino. A large pride of Lions can be seen on daily game drives through this pristine sanctuary making Magashi camp a perfect Big Game safari after your Gorilla trek in Rwanda.

Drive across miles of open savannah tracking rhinos, giraffes and lions. Try your hand at catch-and-release fishing, watched by a shy sitatunga. And listen to the stories of the land during a traditional Kugisha supper around a roaring fire with friends old and new.

You can spend time in the open-sided canvas-topped lounge-cum-bar with a deck in front adorned with the ethnic ‘imigongo’ murals for which Rwanda is so famous. Plush sofas and other hand-crafted kick – knacks liven up the elegant spaces while the pool is a lovely addition for taking a dip or sunbathing.

The rooms look spacious and airy and they’re open sided, boasting uninterrupted lake views. Each has a king-size bed that could be reconfigured as twin beds, bedside stands and lighting, some storage furniture, and a comfortable seating area. A couple of plush rugs adorn the timber floor, and useful additions such as a multi-plug adapter for charging, fans for hot days, and tea-and-coffee-making facilities add to the comfort. Every en-suite bathroom includes an indoor shower, single sink, and flush toilet.

The dining area features chic tables-and-chairs, in addition to fans and sophisticated chandelier-style lighting, while the bar is centrally positioned within the building and features traditional Rwandan imigongo elements. All interiors flow out onto the large viewing deck, with a semi-circle of chairs around the fire-pit. There isn’t a picture of the pool yet, but we’ll add that to our set of images once it becomes available.

After the Magashi experience, you can now go back to Kigali and enjoy the city life as you would wish then after take your flight back home.