The dedicated Conservation Room at Singita Volcanoes National Park is situated in the main area at Kwitonda Lodge. This interactive educational space is managed by Singita’s specialist conservationists and provides a unique perspective on endangered mountain gorillas and their habitat. The Room features an inspiring conservation wall with valuable information, iMacs, a big-screen television, maps and books – as well as a private collection of Robert Ian Martin (“Bob”) Campbell’s travel and photographic equipment. This renowned wildlife photographer and filmmaker was best known for his footage and photographs of Dian Fossey and mountain gorillas published in National Geographic.

On the evening before a gorilla trek, guests meet in the Conservation Room, where a lodge manager and Singita conservationist will explain various aspects of the trekking experience. This includes more details about the area; a general outline of the day’s itinerary; what is offered at Volcanoes National Park’s Headquarters; the roles of guides, trackers and porters; the trek’s departure time, duration and distance; trekking rules; what technical trekking gear can be borrowed from Singita’s Gear Room; options for packed lunches; weather and hiking conditions; more about the gorillas, golden monkeys and other animals that may be encountered on the trek; and the arrangements for returning to the lodge.


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Singita Volcanoes National Park

Tucked between Tanzania to the east, Uganda to the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Rwanda is a remarkably small country nestled in a 10,169-square mile pocket of land brimful of high-altitude forests and shimmering lakes.

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The One Planet Living Sustainability framework, which supports all of Singita’s operations, was also central to the design and construction of Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House. 10 sustainability principles underpin the One Planet commitment and two focus areas – Care for Planet and Care for People – are embedded across all operations and activities at Singita Volcanoes…

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“When you realise the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.” Dian Fossey


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Awards & Accolades for Kataza House

 

Singita Volcanoes National Park – Finalist in the Hospitality category in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

Fast Company 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

Singita Kwitonda Lodge – Runner Up in the 2020 Big Sleep Awards (Good Egg category)

National Geographic 2020 Big Sleep Awards

 

Singita Kwitonda Lodge – The Best New Lodges and Resorts Around the World

2020 Legend Awards

 

Singita Kwitonda Lodge & Singita Kataza House – Best Safari Lodge

Best of the Best Awards 2020

Singita Kwitonda Lodge – Winner – Walk On The Wild Side

Tatler Travel Awards 2020