Bisate Reserve

Of royalty and rainforests.

A sanctuary for those with a distinct palate for adventure. Africa's most thrilling primate experience served up in style.


Wilderness Bisate Reserve

Reserved for connoisseurs of conservation


Enter a world of regal indulgence in Rwanda at Wilderness Bisate Reserve, the brand-new sister camp to multi-award-winning Wilderness Bisate – and now the grandest way to see the gorillas. From your nest perched on the crest of a forested slope, cast your eyes over Volcanoes National Park. An extraordinary sanctuary, where the fusion of tradition and luxury transcends the ordinary.



Thatch. Basket-weave. Timber. Seamlessly echoing the surroundings. Reflecting the majesty of six stunning, dormant volcanoes. And paying homage to the rich traditions of Rwanda. These four sublime en-suite villas (two of which can be linked to create a family room), each with expansive living areas, viewing decks and private hot tubs, are a nod to the elegance of royal Rwanda.
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Traditional dining, elevated. Here, our menu comprises seasonal ingredients for freshness, many of which you can pick yourself, accompanied by a resident agronomist. It’s all about fresh, locally sourced, health-conscious cuisine, served with exuberant hospitality, to create an unforgettable experience.
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Wilderness Bisate Reserve

A mudroom to prepare for gorilla trekking. A climate-controlled wine tower. Three fireplaces, creating multiple cosy and private seating areas. Add to this the exclusive Bisate Kwanda day lounge’s warm and inviting space for gathering before or after your greatest adventure. The interiors invite the outside in, while reflecting the art and traditions of Rwandan culture.


Wilderness Bisate Purpose Reforesting

Be part of the purpose

Plant a tree. Walk the nature trails. Discover the impressive diversity of life found here. And know that your stay contributes to the reforestation and rehabilitation of the land. But our pioneering projects here go beyond just protecting the iconic endangered mountain gorilla, to making a real, long-lasting, and far-reaching positive impact on everything from conservation to community.






Bisate Reserve experiences

While spending an hour with the mountain gorillas is no doubt the star attraction at Wilderness Bisate Reserve, there are many other thrilling encounters awaiting at Volcanoes National Park – from golden monkey trekking to climbing Mount Bisoke, hiking to the ruin of Dian Fossey’s research centre, and discovering incredible birdlife on our nature trails.


Explore camps in Volcanoes National Park

On the edge of Volcanoes National Park, one of the world’s premier places for viewing mountain gorillas, Wilderness Bisate Reserve is situated at a breathtaking altitude, with an unparalleled 360-degree panoramic view of the rainforested slopes of six majestic, dormant Virungas volcanoes, including Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno.

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Bisate Reserve featured stories

Longing to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s National Park? Scroll through our compelling wildlife photographs, read our featured collection of stories and get on-the-ground updates from our team at Bisate.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.