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Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Volcanoes National Park , Rwanda


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Luxury Holidays At Singita Kwitonda Lodge

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.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: A sustainably built lodge boasting breathtaking views
  • Feature: Each suite has a private plunge pool and outdoor fireplace
  • Rooms: 8 suites and a four-bedroom villa
  • Nearest airport: Kigali International Airport
Location and transfer

Set on 178 acres bordering the Volcanoes National Park, SIngita Kwitonda Lodge is approximately two and a half hours from Kigali International Airport by private car transfer. Alternatively, helicopter transfers are available from Kigali to the lodge.


The lodge has been designed to resemble the gentle strength of the area’s mountain gorillas. There are just eight suites, boasting huge windows, luxury bathrooms with in-room massage areas, private plunge pools and outdoor decks. The design is rustic yet refined, with plenty of wood, woven ceilings, local handicrafts and a careful layering of texture and colour. Amenities include an iPad, media suite, mini bar, Wi-Fi and luxury toiletries.

   One Bedroom Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 7
  • Size: 115m²
  • Room View: Forest and mountains
  • Facilities: This luxurious suite features a beautiful bedroom, luxury bathroom, in-room massage area, dressing room, covered veranda, heated plunge pool, alfresco shower and a fireplace both inside and out.
   Two Bedroom Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 230m²
  • Room View: Forest and mountains
  • Facilities: Two identical bedrooms await in this spacious suite, each with an indoor bath, indoor and outdoor showers, an in-room massage area and dressing room. There is also a large sitting area, mini bar, covered veranda, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a heated plunge pool.
   Kataza House:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 1,409m²
  • Room View: Forest and mountains
  • Facilities: This four-bedroom standalone villa's Master Suite offers a bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and study, as well as its own plunge pool. The Junior Suite offers a bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and covered patio, while there are two further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The villa also flaunts large living and dining area, interactive kitchen, covered veranda, cinema room, massage treatment room, fitness centre, small cellar and heated plunge pool.

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Wildlife Encounters

The vast majority of visitors to Volcanoes National Park go for the once-in-a-lifetime trekking to spot the endangered mountain gorillas. Setting off early in the morning for the 7am briefing at Volcanoes National Park's headquarters, just ten minutes from Singita Kwitonda Lodge, you will be matched with a guide before starting your hike into the dense cloud forest to spot these magnificent animals. There is also the chance to spot glorious golden monkeys on a dedicated hike, again joined by an expert guide and tracker. Back at the lodge, the Conservation Room is an interactive educational space managed by Singita's specialist conservationists, providing a unique perspective on endangered mountain gorillas and their habitats. The lodge also houses a Gear Room, from which you can borrow a range of trekking equipment.

Hotel Experiences

As well as gorilla and golden monkey trekking, there are many more marvellous activities on offer here. From the comfort of the lodge, you can enjoy wine tasting, yoga, cooking lessons, tree-planting, kitchen garden tours and experiences with local artisans. Additionally, head out into the dreamy Volcanoes National Park, perhaps enjoying a trek to the gravesite of Dian Fossey, a hike to the Crater lake of Mount Bisoke, a trip exploring the Musanze Caves, or a visit to the small village of Gasura to learn more about local culture and lifestyle. Additional charges may apply.


Guest of all ages are warmly welcomed here and there are various educational and eye-opening activities available to little ones. These include cooking workshops, swimming, birding, cycling, golden monkey treks, tours of the garden, locally inspired arts and crafts, stargazing and more! Please note that the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years, though childminding can be arranged for guests younger than this, while parents head out into the jungle.

Spa & Wellness

Each suite features its very own in-room massage area - the perfect place to unwind with a treatment after a day discovering the delights of the jungle. The spa menu is varied, offering massages, facials and rituals, many of which are inspired by the locality.


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