Wilderness Rwanda will unveil its new lodge near Volcanoes National Park in September 2024, signalling a new level of luxury in the region. Bisate Reserve is intented to redefine luxury, conservation and exclusivity in the four villa retreat.
Rob Baas, Managing Director of Wilderness Rwanda said: “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.”
Positioned on the rim of a weathered volcano, Bisate Reserve’s four expansive villas offer captivating vistas overlooking six majestic volcanoes. Crafted with meticulous detail, the lodge is poised to captivate the hearts of every valued guest, marking a significant milestone in premium hospitality and iconic destinations.
Akin to its sister lodge, the six-villa Wilderness Bisate, Bisate Reserve embodies much more than luxury; it 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 iconic 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,” Bass said.
The focus on conservation initiatives seamlessly blends with immersive guest activities, including expert-guided gorilla encounters (booked through the national park authorities), captivating nature trails and a vibrant birding environment. Moreover, the lodge’s architecture and the opulent villas exude the regal traditions and heritage of Rwanda.
Bisate Reserve beckons as a harmonious union of luxury, conservation and cultural immersion, inviting guests to partake in a transformative experience while fostering a lasting legacy that resonates with the essence of preservation and sustainability.