Bisate Lodge Villas

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring

The striking Bisate Lodge, run by ecotourism operator Wilderness Safaris, is situated in the amphitheatre of an old volcano in Rwanda.

In association with project architect Garreth Kriel, the lodge was designed and built by Nicholas Plewman Architects, whose work in Kenya and the Okavango Delta we’ve previously featured. Blending effortlessly into the natural surroundings, the lodge is made up of six 91 square-metre thatched villas, each designed with traditional Rwandan building methods in mind. Fifteen thousand trees were also planted as part of the project’s reforestation goals.

Caline Williams-Wynn and Nilfah Adams of Artichoke brought the interiors to life, making use of woven designs in combination with locally-made products, sourced by Rwanda-based designer Teta Isibo.

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