Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House 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 and 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) with indoor bath and shower, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, covered veranda, a sitting/rest area, dressing room, mini bar, heated plunge pool, outdoor shower and indoor and outdoor massage/treatment areas
- A two-bedroom suite (sleeps 4) with with indoor bath and shower, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a sitting/rest area, dressing room, mini bar, covered veranda, heated plunge pool, outdoor shower and indoor and outdoor massage/treatment areas
- A four-bedroom villa, Kataza House (sleeps 8) with indoor baths and showers, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a media room, informal living and dining areas, kitchen, covered veranda, heated plunge pool, outdoor shower and indoor and outdoor massage/treatment areas
- In-room wellness treatments
- Central fireplaces in rooms and main lodge
- Outdoor heated plunge pool at rooms
- Nursery and garden
- Wine cellar
- Mud room for changing into and out of trekking gear
- Boutique, gallery and wine boutique/cellar
- Media room
- Complimentary WiFi throughout the lodge
- Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers 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 16