Bisate Lodge, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
The six private villas at Wilderness Safaris’ new Rwandan camp Bisate Lodge may look like alien dwellings from the outside, but inside sophisticated interiors are warmed by a central fireplace beside which you’ll enjoy your complimentary welcome massage. Situated within the cone of an extinct volcano, the magnificent pods are surrounded by lush forest with sweeping views of the awe-inspiring landscape. Guests are given the chance to join morning treks in search of mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and a diverse range of bird-life, and to give back to the environment with tree planting at a nearby nursery.
From about £1,665 a room a night (wilderness-safaris.com).