Byiza means beautiful in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda's National language. Byiza lodge is situated in the Kingdom of the Gorillas, on a hilltop between the Twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and overlooking the Virunga volcanoes.


  • All Lodges command views of the lake and volcanoes with large balconies positioned to observe the sunset
  • 40 minutes from Rwanda's Virunga National Park visors Centre (for Volcano and Gorilla Hikes)
  • Prices inclusive of breakfast and Evening meal
  • Hot Showers with our newly installed Solar Water Heaters
  • Excursions arranged (Boat rides to the islands, Walks)
  • Fabulous roof top bar for sundowners and stargazing
  • Garden Games (Petanque and more)
Please note that a 4 by 4 vehicle (not a RAV 4) is required to drive the final 800m to the lodge. If you don't have a 4*4, it is possible to park at the bottom of the hill (TO PARK AT THE BOTTOM , CONTINUE ON YOUR RIGHT, IN 250m Max there is a space where you can pull on the side of the road next to some small local shops, we have a guard during the day and night who can look after your car) The 800 m up the hill is a 15 min walk, our guards from the bottom car park will help you curry your bags up.

We are solar powered (lighting and water heating). You can charge your phone from the bar or borrow a power bank. We will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable as much as we can.

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