Wilderness announces Bisate Lodge GMs

Ingrid and Rob planting their first tree at Bisate as part of the Lodge’s pioneering reforestation programme

Rob and Ingrid Baas have been named as the General Managers for Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, due to open in Rwanda on the 1st of June, 2017.

“After spending several years managing our camps in Kafue National Park in Zambia and driving our guest experience to new heights, we are thrilled to welcome Rob and Ingrid back to Wilderness Safaris as the GMs for Bisate. With their combined passion and respect for Africa, its people and wildlife, and their extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, we are looking forward to having them at the helm of this exciting new lodge and pioneering conservation project,” said Wilderness Safaris CMO, Chris Roche.

Rob and Ingrid are currently based in Rwanda, recruiting the team for the lodge, most of whom will come from neighbouring communities, as well as sourcing local suppliers and partners.

Rob and Ingrid said, “Bisate will be more than a lodge. Its vision of reforestation and rehabilitation means that each guest will contribute to biodiversity conservation and local community engagement. This will be a world-class example of sustainable conservation tourism making a dramatic, positive and far-reaching impact on the unique fauna and flora of a precious, increasingly rare, habitat.”