- Rwanda Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set within a landscape of wetlands and lush meadows with magnificent views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes. 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; connecting the structure to the landscape and its culture. These influences, interpreted in a contemporary style come together in a current, authentic and entirely unique architectural layout that is sensitive to its context and enjoys the privilege of remarkable views.

Mountain bamboo, ferns, giant lobelias and forest trees provide a natural backdrop that over time will engulf the buildings and reclaim them back into the forest. Dramatic stone walls rise out of the volcanic boulders, and from these the architecture is suspended. A combination of green-roofed, stonewalled, organic cabin-like structures set alongside light verandas offers a dynamic play on shape and texture.

The interiors have been carefully curated with a focus on handcrafted details. By layering texture and color and introducing detail through artisanal and handmade pieces like woven panels, handmade tiles, and clay feature pots, the space is both reflective and interactive. All elements combine to create a rare and richly textured experience that is true to this extraordinary place.

A central hub with beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces serves as the heart of Singita Kwitonda Lodge. This space forms an experiential enclave with lounges, dining areas, an outdoor fire pit, an interactive kitchen, bar deli and a wine cellar for guests to enjoy.

Private, self-contained bedroom suites and amenities lead off of the main lodge via a network of volcanic rock pathways.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge offers:

  • 7 one-bedroom suites (sleeps 2), each with indoor and outdoor showers, an indoor bath, a sitting/rest area, covered veranda, dressing room, mini bar, an in-room massage area, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a heated plunge pool
  • A two-bedroom suite (sleeps 4) with two identical bedrooms featuring indoor baths, indoor and outdoor showers, in-room massage areas and dressing rooms. The suite offers indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a more spacious sitting/rest area, a mini bar, covered veranda and a heated plunge pool
  • Singita Volcanoes National Park also includes an exclusive-use four-bedroom villa, Kataza House (sleeps 8), featuring indoor baths and showers, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, informal living and dining areas, an interactive kitchen, covered veranda, heated plunge pools, cinema room, massage treatment room, fitness centre and small cellar

Amenities:

  • In-room massage treatments
  • Central fireplaces in suites and the main lodge
  • Private outdoor heated plunge pools
  • The on-site Akarabo Nursery and garden
  • Wine cellar and tastings
  • A dedicated Gear Room
  • Two Boutique & Gallery cabinets in the main area of Kwitonda Lodge
  • Conservation Room
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the lodge
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hairdryers are supplied in each suite
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge, but please note that the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15

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Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Set in Rwanda’s northwestern reaches, right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge’s unparalleled position puts life-changing gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach.

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Conservation at Volcanoes National Park

Aligned with our mission to preserve Africa’s most vulnerable landscapes for future generations, Singita’s primary motivation for operating in Rwanda is to play a role in the conservation of this critically endangered species and its natural habitat.

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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.

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Awards & Accolades for Kwitonda Lodge

 

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

 

Singita Kwitonda Lodge – 3rd for World’s Best New Luxury Hotels 2019

World's Best New Luxury Hotels 2019

Winner – Conservation and Sustainability

Pure Awards 2019