Rwanda’s new chic safari retreats

Bisate Lodge in Rwanda. PHOTO | FILE
Bisate Lodge in Rwanda. PHOTO | FILE 

Rwanda is set to become a top tourism destination in East Africa.

Jacqui Sebageni, the director of Thousand Hills Africa said the country has been wooing luxury seekers with progressive policies such as “being the first African country to ban the use of plastic bags, car free days and car free areas in Kigali and community service days every last Saturday of each month.”

Rwanda is often a pleasant surprise with a small but very efficient airport, good infrastructure, clean environment and friendly people.

The main tourist attraction for many travellers is gorilla trekking and staying in luxurious hotels such as Bisate Lodge which offers a front-row seat to view Mount Bisoke.