LODGES & HOTELS
Bisate Lodge Less than 15 kilometers from Volcanoes National Park, these villas overlooking Bisoke volcano make the perfect launchpad for a gorilla safari. Each is modeled after Rwandan royal-palace architecture; interiors feature traditional fabrics and motifs. wilderness-safaris.com; doubles from US$1,150. The Retreat, Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel Make this appealing property, where guests have included everyone from Scarlett Johansson to the king of Morocco, your base for exploring Kigali. Be sure to have a cocktail at the famous terrace restaurant, which overlooks the city lights. heavenrwanda. com; doubles from US$115.