Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Time spent in Rwanda will make for an unforgettable family holiday with it’s warm and welcoming people and its unique natural habitats which are a dream to explore.

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Property Overview

Designed with respect to its remarkable geological location, Singita Kwitonda Lodge was built with sustainability as a fundamental focus. It offers an intimate engagement with the landscape and a sense of solitude within nature. Each of the lodge's eight luxurious suites boasts cozy couches, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and heated plunge pools, with breathtaking views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Late check out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary room minibar
  • Delivery of a personalised welcome note from your SmartFlyer travel advisor
  • A gift valued at $100 per couple
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi + laundry service


Agent Tips

  • Spend time tracking and sitting with mountain gorillas: This is the ultimate wildlife experience and the reason why most people visit Rwanda on holiday.
  • The location of Kwitonda Lodge puts gorilla trekking within easy reach, and daily hikes to observe gorilla groups in their natural habitat in the Volcanoes National Park are led by expert guides.
  • Gorilla trekking permits need to be secured in advance and Singita can assist guests with this.
  • Daily trek groups allow for eight people per gorilla family per day, and the age limit for trekking is 15.
  • Children younger than 15 can participate in a Golden monkey trek, or tour the Akarabo Nursery and garden.
  • There are also cooking classes and baking with chefs, arts and crafts, village tours, board games, birding, cycling and an explorer program available to younger children.
Rooms + Suites

Awaken a sense of self-discovery.

A stay at Singita Kwitonda Lodge is sure to awaken a sense of self-discovery and reflection as guests immerse themselves in one of the most remarkable natural places in the world.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge offers 7 one-bedroom suites 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.

There’s also a two-bedroom suite that sleeps four 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. Additionally, for even more space, there’s a four-bedroom villa, Kataza House that sleeps eight. It has 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.

A sense of peace, quiet and tranquility.

Every creature comfort is taken care of, including great amenities such as private heated pools outside every suite. Guests visiting Singita Kwitonda Lodge have various exercise options, including cycling and yoga.

Opportunities to retreat, relax and reflect are plentiful at Kwitonda as the lodge breathes a sense of peace, quiet and tranquility into its visitors. Warm fires, restful spaces, healthy food, yoga, meditation, massages, soft lighting and warm baths serve to nurture, comfort and rejuvenate guests as they connect with nature in a way they never have before.

The Singita wellness philosophy creates an environment for our urban-weary guests to reconnect to nature, revive their senses, restore their body and mind, and explore our African culture. All treatments are offered in the comfort of guests’ suites or in the tranquility of their private outdoor deck.

Sustainable, sensory delights.

The culinary experience at Singita’s lodges and camps is an integral part of any visit to these incredible wilderness areas. Each and every plate is an expression of the company’s commitment not only to creating an outstanding food offering that perfectly complements the exquisite surroundings in which guests find themselves, but to the importance of practising environmental sustainability at every level, including in the kitchens.

A spectacular on-site garden offers farm-to-table fresh produce for Singita Kwitonda Lodge’s guests to enjoy. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the garden and enjoy its sensory delights. The garden plays a key part in contributing to the sustainable operations of the lodge and guests can interact with Kwitonda staff who will educate them about the seasonal foods, allow them to select a few items and learn about the workings of the garden.

For connoisseurs and casual tasters alike.

Singita is recognised 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, including exclusive release, limited single vineyard and rare auction wines. It’s safe to say that wine is a key ingredient of the unique Singita experience. The Singita wine list has received numerous awards of excellence, the top Diners’ Club Wine List accolade as well as recognition from countless other local and international organizations. Personalized wine tastings within the unique ambience of each lodge’s own temperature-controlled cellar are a true guest favorite, for connoisseurs and casual tasters alike. Singita’s experienced sommeliers are able to guide guests through a variety of wine styles, years and cultivars to find the wines most suited to their individual tastes.
  • Who's it for?
    Encountering the untamed wilderness and magnificent wildlife of Africa is a truly life changing experience, no matter one’s age. Time spent in Rwanda will make for an unforgettable family holiday with it’s warm and welcoming people and its unique natural habitats which are a dream to explore. This is a destination that is sure to open a child’s eyes to the beauty and wonders of Africa and the natural world. Activities at the lodges are tailored specifically to suit the interests of individual families. Though gorilla trekking is only available to a minimum age of 15, the lodge offers babysitting services as well as an array of activities to keep children engaged and entertained. While Singita Kwitonda Lodge caters to families, couples may also enjoy a soulful experience in the 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites.
  • Location
    Singita Kwitonda Lodge sits lightly on a pristine 178-acre stretch of land right on the edge of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, where more than a third of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas find refuge.

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