Thursday, 1 August 2019 marks the highly anticipated opening of Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda, a brand-new chapter in Singita’s sustainable expansion on the African continent and into Volcanoes National Park
Situated right on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, the lodge and exclusive-use villa present an incredible opportunity for Singita to contribute significantly to the conservation of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas, while putting transformative trekking experiences within easy reach.
It’s a privilege for us to introduce you to this remarkable country, its incredible natural beauty and the warm, welcoming spirit that reverberates throughout the land.
Experience Rwanda the Singita way
The short film gives you a glimpse into the beauty of Singita Volcanoes National Park. Singita’s lodges in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania are not only incredibly beautiful destinations, but are making a difference in various ways. Their focus on conserving pristine wilderness areas, on helping people - and on creating change in Africa is truly admirable, and its so exciting to see this extended into Rwanda. Watch this short film to get a taste of this area, of the people, of Rwanda and what Singita’s new offering in Rwanda is all about.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge sits lightly on 178 acres of breathtaking land right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, a place of exceptional natural beauty where a third of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas live in high-altitude dense cloud rain forests.
The lodge stands as a benchmark for environmentally conscious hospitality, promising to exceed all expectations of the modern traveller looking for transformative, purpose-driven experiences.
Singita's Kwitonda Lodge & Kataza House signifies sustainable tourism
The establishment of Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House forms part of an ambitious undertaking to rehabilitate, reforest and maintain the biological integrity of the land. This will expand the range and increase the population of Rwanda’s endangered species, as well as uplifting and empowering surrounding communities in a sustainable manner.
A stay at either Singita Kwitonda Lodge or Kataza House allows guests the unique opportunity to encounter one of Africa’s most majestic creatures in the wild, the Mountain Gorilla, while immersed in the beauty of their pristine natural habitat. The lodge provides a contemplative, nurturing space in which to appreciate the transformative experience of coming face to face with the forest’s gentle giants.
Design features of Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge is designed with respect to and in acknowledgment of its remarkable location. The lodge has been built in response to the natural geology of the site. With sustainability as a fundamental design focus, it treads lightly on the land and offers an intimate engagement with the landscape and a sense of solitude within nature.
Design features of Singita Kataza House
Designed for exclusive use, guests can enjoy relaxed freedom and quality time together in this secluded sanctuary. The villa is serviced with a private chef and host, and amenities include exquisite open living spaces, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, pools, a gym and media room. Guests are also able to access all facilities of the nearby Singita Kwitonda Lodge, including its impressive onsite garden and nursery.