Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Named after a legendary silverback gorilla, Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set within a landscape of wetlands and lush meadows and shares a 1.2 kilometre border with the renowned Volcanoes National Park.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge boasts superb views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes. Set right on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park – where more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas can be found – the lodge has been designed with its remarkable location in mind. Built using local materials including volcanic rock, river stone and handmade ceramic tiles, this beautiful property is connected to its surrounds.

The unique architecture and contemporary design extend to the lodge’s eight luxurious suites – included one 2-bedroom suite. Each suite features a beautiful lounge area, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, ensuite bathroom and an outdoor sitting area with its own private heated plunge pool. There is even a wellness treatment area for in-room treatments and dressing room. The interiors of each suite have been carefully designed and curated using textured layers and colour along with handmade décor. Combined, it creates one of Rwanda’s finest luxury lodges.  

The communal areas forming the heart of the lodge are not to be outdone. Superb indoor and outdoor living spaces include multiple lounge and dining areas as well as a stunning outdoor fit pit and an interactive kitchen. There is also a bar, wine cellar and deli that guests can enjoy. The opulent suites lead off from the central area via divine volcanic rock pathways.   

In addition to the superb communal areas, there is also a dedicated Conservation Room and Gear Room and on-site nursery. During their stay, guests at Singita Kwitonda Lodge experience a truly mouth-watering culinary experience. Using fresh produce from the onsite vegetable garden, expert chefs create a “farm to table” dining experience.

Unique Experiences

Trekking to see the mountain gorillas is the undoubted highlight of a stay at Singita Kwitonda Lodge, however there are plenty of other unique experiences to enjoy. Before your gorilla trek explore the unique Conservation Room in the main lodge – an interactive and dedicated space to learn about the gorillas and the Volcanoes National Park. A trek to see the golden monkeys is another popular choice, whilst guests can also hike to Dian Fossey’s gravesite or to Mount Bisoke Crater Lake. Other popular activities include a visit to the Iby’lwacu Cultural Village in nearby Kinigi, a tour of the on-site Akarabo Nursery (meaning “little flower” in Kinyarwanda) or a personalised wine tasting in the lodge’s extensive and temperature-controlled wine cellar – their wine lists have received multiple awards for excellence. 

Singita Kwitonda Golden Monkeys

Gorilla Trekking

As the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15, the lodge offers both childminding services and a dedicated program to engage the minds of young children keeping them entertained. Activities include cooking interactions, board games, activity booklets, arts & crafts, movies, stargazing, swimming and cycling ensuring children will have a fabulous time throughout the day. Treks to see the Golden Monkeys are also possible, suitable for children 12 years and over.  

Gorilla Trekking

As the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15, the lodge offers both childminding services and a dedicated program to engage the minds of young children keeping them entertained. Activities include cooking interactions, board games, activity booklets, arts & crafts, movies, stargazing, swimming and cycling ensuring children will have a fabulous time throughout the day. Treks to see the Golden Monkeys are also possible, suitable for children 12 years and over.  

  • A unique and luxurious lodge on the border of the Volcanoes National Park
  • Just 8 architecturally stunning suites with freestanding bathtubs and elegant furniture
  • Relax in ultra-stylish surrounds that blend into the outside environment 
  • Track mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and other rare species
  • Sensational interactive and educational Conservation Room 
  • Child-friendly activity booklets and arts & crafts
  • Mountain gorilla trekking (Adults and children ages 15 +)
  • Golden Monkey guided hikes
  • Hikes to Dian Fossey’s gravesite or Mount Bisoke Crater Lake
  • Community visits and nursey tours 
  • Swimming, cycling and star-gazing
  • Cooking interactions and personalised wine tastings
  • Child-friendly activity booklets and arts & crafts

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Guests can transfer by road to Singita Kwitonda Lodge from Kigali, a very scenic (but hilly) journey of around 3 hours. Alternatively, a 30-minute helicopter flight from Kigali can also be arranged. There are flights into Rwanda’s capital Kigali from Kenya and Doha.

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