For a truly unique experience, look no further than Bisate. Akin to a giant birds nest tucked into the trees, this lodge from Wilderness Safaris is Rwanda’s most breath-taking and luxurious retreat. Set among 42 hectares of land with views over Mount Bisoke, the property is located within the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone (‘bisate’ means ‘pieces’ in Kinyarwanda).
With just six ensuite rooms, they all boast incredible views of the surrounding landscape whilst adhering to environmental principles and reflecting Rwandan culture. Inside these domed thatch villas you can expect emerald greens echoing the forest, stone fireplaces, patterned textiles and private decks.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to enjoy the remarkable views of the Rwandan jungle whilst enjoying a hearty dinner fusing traditional flavours with international influence. The farm-to-table creations showcase ingredients like wild honey, papaya, chillies and climbing beans. But for many a highlight is the coffee: enjoy a coffee tasting with their barista as you listen to the stories behind their production.