Volcanoes National Park

Singita Kwitonda

Overview

Purpose-driven luxury

At Singita Kwitonda Lodge you’ll find yourself surrounded by high-altitude forests with breathtaking views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes.

A stay here is all about environmentally conscious, purpose-driven experiences. It’s the ideal place to use as a base when going gorilla trekking.

Built to fit perfectly into its stunning location, Singita Kwitonda has eight modern suites and Kataza House, a private four-bedroom villa. A series of volcanic rock pathways connect them all to the main lodge.

Local design and handcrafted details together with layered textures and colours create free-flowing interiors that are inviting and tranquil. Relax around the fire pit, get in on the action in the interactive kitchen and indulge a little at the bar-deli or in the wine cellar.

Facts

At a glance

  • Nine suites

  • Spa and gym

  • Farm to table dining experience

  • Conservation room

Singita Rwanda tree nursery

Experiences

  • Singita Kwitonda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking 14

    Gorilla trekking

    The distance of each trek is varied, so depending on which family group you are allocated, your trek could be anything from a few hours to a full day. Your meals and lodge activities will be arranged around your trekking.

  • Singita Kwitonda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking 15

    Golden monkey trekking

    Your whole family can head out on and exciting golden monkey trek together.

  • Singita Kwitonda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking 3

    Kwitonda nursery tour

    Learn more about Singita’s farm-to-table ethos with this sensory experience. It is filled with informative and interactive moments that look at how the lodge’s sustainability helps benefit the local community.

Community & Culture

The team at Singita Kwitonda are on hand to ensure that any visits to take to local communities are appropriate and respectful, giving you the opportunity to authentically learn about the area’s cultural heritage. Take time to visit the Dian Fossey memorial, the Karisoke Research Centre and the Kigali Genocide Museum. During your stay you’ll get to enjoy performances by local singing and dancing groups. There are also plans to set up a Singita Community Culinary School, as well as support early childhood development programmes.

Conservation

There are two conservationists on the Singita Kwitonda team available to tell you all about the lodge’s conservation efforts. Spend time in the Conservation Lounge where there is plenty of extra information available for you to browse. The current reforestation programme on site is set to be expanded in the coming years. There’s also an endemic orchid project in place. The site on which the lodge is built was, in fact, once farming land that was rewilded back to its natural state.

Footprint

The Singita Group is a One Planet Community member. Thermal engineering was used in the construction of the lodge to ensure energy consumption was reduced. Heating is provided by hydro-thermal underfloor systems. The amount of single-use plastic used on site has already been reduced and the plan is to continue to reduce non-recyclable packaging used. The Singita group in general has targets to meet when it comes to managing energy, water and waste.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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