The Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda officially opened on August 1, spread over 72 hectares on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge consists of eight individual suites. Most of the building materials were sourced from the local community in the Musanze district. The lodge also has an on-site nursery, Akarabo, which is home to about 250 000 indigenous forest shrubs, bamboo shoots, and trees for a reforestation initiative. Kataza House is an exclusive-use villa, with four suites.
Guest suites feature couches, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and heated plunge pools with views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga, and Muhabura volcanoes.
It is ten minutes from the headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park, making gorilla trekking easily accessible. Hiking gear and clothes can be found in the Gear Room at the lodge. Other activities include monkey walks, day tours of Kigali, trips to the Musanze Caves, Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu, or local community tours.
The kitchens serve mostly vegetable-based dishes, as well as local Rwandan cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the on-site herb and fruit garden. There are also tailor-made trekking lunchboxes, flexible mealtimes, and a bar-deli offering fresh fruit and small snacks.
The Singita Volcanoes National Park is a 2.5 hour road transfer from Kigali International Airport. Helicopter transfers are also available.
Rates are fully inclusive, with the exception of in-room messages and gorilla-trekking permits, which Singita can book prior to arrival.
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