Kwitonda Lodge

A nurturing sanctuary on the edge of Volcanoes National Park

Kwitonda Luxury Lodge & Safari | Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Designed with respect to its remarkable location

Set right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas find refuge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge’s unrivalled position puts lifechanging gorilla trekking experiences within easy reach. Each of the eight luxurious suites features a private heated plunge pool, wellness treatment area, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows that welcome breathtaking scenery and volcano views inside.

A deeply transformative experience

Created in response to its dramatic setting, the lodge includes elements such as woven ceilings and hand-fired terracotta brickwork crafted by local artisans, while a dedicated Conservation Room and on-site nursery and vegetable garden – which provides fresh produce for Kwitonda’s farm-to-table food journey – further enhances the experience. Offering guests a nurturing space within which to contemplate their encounters with the remarkable “gentle giants of the forest”, the lodge envelopes them in a sanctuary of warmth, stillness & solitude.

A contemplative, nurturing space

Kwitonda Lodge, which was named after a legendary silverback gorilla, is located on 178 acres and shares a 1.2km border with Volcanoes National Park – the only lodge within such close proximity of the park.

An experience unlike any of Singita’s other destinations.

Boasting breathtaking views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes and surrounded by high-altitude forests, the interiors emphasise local design and handcrafted details adorn the carefully planned spaces.

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What to see and do at Kwitonda Lodge.

Akarabo Nursery
Farm-to-Table Garden
Gorilla Trekking
Golden Monkey Trekking
Hiking & Walking
Village Tours
Kigali City Tour
For Families
Wine Experience
Conservation Room
The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Singita Community Culinary School

Lodge Information

Conservation at Volcanoes National Park

The One Planet Sustainability framework, which supports all of Singita’s operations, was also fundamental to the construction of Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House at Singita Volcanoes National Park (SVNP)

The One Planet Sustainability framework, which supports all of Singita’s operations, was also fundamental to the construction of Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House at Singita Volcanoes National Park (SVNP), and its set of 10 sustainability principles continue to guide all decision-making on the ground. Biodiversity conservation Singita’s primary motivation for operating in Rwanda is to play…

Meet some of our team members

Charles Nsabimana
Robert Morrison
Lodge Manager
Micheline Kamariza
Grace Marie Uwingabire
Lodge Anchor
Ange Murekatete
Reception Manager
Robert Mugabe
Eric Mwizerwa
Villa Manager
Charlotte Igihoza
Jean-Marie Vianney Nzeyimana
Jonas Musana
Head Waiter
Hermann Naude
Lodge Manager
Lise Naude
Lodge Manager

"Before or after a trek, gazing up at the forested slopes of the volcanoes, guests will be imbued with a sense of awe, excitement and gratitude - a journey of a lifetime, which Singita cannot wait to reveal."