Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
Conservation and community are at the heart of life at Bisate. During its construction, 15,000 indigenous trees were planted in the grounds of the lodge kick-starting a reforestation project that is still underway today. In doing so, the lodge has successfully replicated the unique eco-systems of the Rwandan rainforest, creating a sanctuary for endemic wildlife to thrive. The environment remains a priority in neighbouring Volcanoes National Park too and Bisate Lodge has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for its vital work expanding and restoring the natural habitats of mountain gorillas.