The highly anticipated opening of Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda marks a new chapter in Singita’s sustainable expansion on the continent. Singita Kwitonda Lodge sits on 178 acres of breathtaking land right on the edge of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, a place of exceptional natural beauty where a third of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas live in high-altitude dense cloud forests.
The establishment of Singita Kwitonda Lodge forms part of an ambitious undertaking to rehabilitate, reforest and maintain the biological integrity of the land, thereby expanding the range and increasing the populations of Rwanda’s endangered species, as well as uplifting and empowering surrounding communities in a sustainable manner.
A stay at Singita Kwitonda Lodge allows guests the unique opportunity to encounter one of Africa’s most majestic creatures in the wild, mountain gorillas, while immersed in the beauty of their pristine natural habitat.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge and the exclusive Kataza House, set within a landscape of wetlands and lush meadows, offers 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. Mountain bamboo, ferns and forest trees provide a natural backdrop.
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 is also a two-bedroom suite and the four-bedroom villa, Kataza House which can sleep up to 8 people.
The main area of the lodge offers beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces with lounges, dining areas, an outdoor fire pit, an interactive kitchen, bar and a wine cellar for guests to enjoy.