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If you’re seeking spellbinding surroundings, interiors adorned with local artwork and a focus on sustainability, choose Singita Kwitonda Lodge for your luxury Rwanda holiday. Designed around local materials, the buildings have been crafted using volcanic rock, river stone, handmade ceramic tiles and oven-red clay bricks made by surrounding communities. Just eight suites and a private villa make up this luxury lodge, each one boasting a private heated plunge pool and plenty of space both inside and out. Most trips here are all about once-in-a-lifetime treks to spot the endangered mountain gorillas that call Volcanoes National Park home, though there are also various other eye-opening experiences to enjoy both onsite and further afield – from learning more in the lodge’s dedicated Conservation Room, to meeting local people in a nearby village. The lodge's main area houses a generously stocked ‘bar-deli’, a wine cellar, interactive kitchen and firepit for gathering during starry evenings. Ensuring Singita’s ethos of ‘touching the earth lightly’ is maintained, the lodge focuses on large-scale projects in wildlife management and protection, reserve and ecosystem integrity, sustainable tourism practices and community development. The on-site Akarabo nursery (translating to ‘little flower’) was borne from the commitment to help reforest, rehabilitate and maintain the habitat of Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas, home to a huge diversity of plants and a teahouse serving fresh herbal brews.

A stay at Singita Kwitonda includes all meals and beverages, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne. Meals embrace Rwandan flavours and the fresh produce grown in the lodge’s farm-to-table vegetable garden.