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Bisate Lodge

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    The six luxurious Forest Villas maximise comfort, warmth and views
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    Bisate's richly-detailed interiors use surfaces and screens made from a variety of woven materials with strong resonance in Rwandan culture
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    Pensive mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park
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    Land of a Thousand Hills
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    Bisate looks over to Mount Bisoke, one of the active volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains
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    View of Bisoke from Bisate Lodge
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    Bisate’s sophisticated architectural design is rooted in Rwandan building tradition
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    View of Volcanoes National Park from Bisate
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    Trekkers' briefing at Volcanoes National Park Headquarters
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    Trekking through community land en route to Volcanoes National Park
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    Although strong and powerful, mountain gorillas are generally gentle and shy
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    Stately silverback
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    Young gorillas are playful and curious
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    Most males, and about 60% of females, will eventually leave their natal group
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    The dominant silverback determines the movements of his group
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    Groups of up to 20 may trek to see the golden monkeys of Volcanoes National Park
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    The volcanoes of north-western Rwanda are often shrouded in mist or cloud
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    View towards Volcanoes National Park from the hill behind Bisate
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    Golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)
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    Golden monkeys live in social groups of up to 30 individuals
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    Golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)
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    The trail to Dian Fossey's tomb takes trekkers through impressive rainforest vegetation
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    Dian Fossey’s tomb at Karisoke
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    Dian Fossey is buried alongside the gravesite of her beloved gorillas
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    Dian Fossey established her research centre at Karisoke between Karisimbe and Bisoke volcanoes
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    Bisate's plant nursery
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    Bisate's tree nursery propagates saplings for the lodge's visionary reforestation project
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    Bisate offers guests the opportunity to engage with local community members
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    More than 7,000 saplings have already been planted through Bisate's reforestation project
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    Shopping outing at the market in nearby Musanze
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    The dining area at Bisate Lodge
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    En-suite bathroom in a Forest Villa
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    Forest Villa
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    Cosy fireplaces are standard in each Forest Villa
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    Bisate Lodge is committed to habitat restoration on our 43-ha property
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    Dine under rainforest-inspired lighting
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    Dining area at Bisate Lodge
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    The design concept for Bisate is based on the principle that ‘purpose is the new luxury’
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    Community members make a living introducing visitors to Rwanda's inspiring culture
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    Young mountain gorillas stay close to their mothers up to the age of 8 when they become more independent
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    Splashes of emerald green throughout the lodge are redolent of the surrounding rainforest
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    Take in the views over Volcanoes National Park
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    Bisate's pioneering reforestation project has already seen some 15 000 indigenous trees planted
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    Every guest has the opportunity to contribute to Bisate's reforestation project
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    Bisate enjoys dramatic views of Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes
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    Mother and infant, Titus Group
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    Traditional dancers stir the mood
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    Locally grown beans are made into incredible soups
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    Tuck in to hearty, wholesome fare
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    Bisate Lodge reception

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