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Singita Kwitonda Lodge

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. 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.  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.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Room Information

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

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 center and small cellar7 x one-bedroom suites and 1 x 2-bedroom suite.

Things To Do

Gorilla Trekking
Venturing into Rwanda’s misty mountains to meet East Africa’s mountain gorillas up close is one of the most cherished adventures for travelers who are drawn to the continent’s raw natural beauty.

Golden Monkey Trekking
Golden monkey trekking in the Volcanoes National Park is a highly immersive experience.

Hikes, Walks and Running Trail
There are a variety of hikes and walks available to guests catering to different interests and fitness levels.

Community Visit
Enjoy a unique opportunity to visit the small village of Gasura in the Kinigi sector, which is located 30 minutes from the lodge. The interactive tour takes approximately two hours and includes a range of authentic Rwandese cultural experiences.

Akarabo Nursey
Explore the Akarabo Nursey, which means ‘little flower’ in Kinyarwanda. The on-site nursery is committed to helping reforest, rehabilitate and maintain the habitat of Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas.

A highlight of a stay at Singita Volcanoes National Park is the opportunity to cycle around the lodge area and the beautiful gardens and scenery that surround it, and to explore some scenic cycling routes through the Rwandan countryside.

Conservation Room
Located 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.

The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Set alongside Volcanoes National Park, the campus vividly depicts the story of mountain gorilla research and conservation from Dian Fossey’s time to today. Visitors can also immerse themselves in stunning visual effects through a 360-degree experience; augmented and virtual reality; and various highly engaging edutainment opportunities – all bringing the science and people behind the conservation of mountain gorillas to life.

The pottery studio provides a peaceful space allowing guests to explore their creativity in addition to an ancient art form as they create beautiful, sculptural and functional pieces with their hands.

Singita Community Culinary School
The Singita Community Culinary School is a unique program that serves to fulfill a real need in the community, as well as for the African hospitality industry as a whole. With a $100 per guest donation, you can enjoy a unique experience to participate in a cooking class led by graduates (Subject to availability).

Wine Experience
Singita is recognized as one of Africa’s most influential collectors of wine, with an extensive cellar showcasing a premium selection of wines, including some of the continent’s most sought-after private reserves, exclusive release, limited single vineyard and rare auction wines. Enjoy a personalized wine tasting within the unique ambience of the lodge’s own temperature-controlled cellar.

The African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding, while the continent’s healing energies are encapsulated in rituals that nourish and nurture.



Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda



Available Amenities:

24 Hour Reception


In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining


Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.