Uninterrupted views of Volcanoes National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Fantastic option for a Singita-only East Africa itinerary.
The property boasts seven one-bedroom suites, one two-bedroom suite and a four bedroom cottage.
Singita will be taking a measured, long-term approach to conservation on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, in line with the company's established 100-year vision to preserve areas of iconic African wilderness.
Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the long rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the short rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park although their habitat is a rainforest and it can rain or be misty any day of the year, so it's best to be prepared for this.
Introducing Singita Kwitonda Lodge, a luxurious Lodge in Rwanda. Combining Singita's high levels of service, attention to detail and their passion for conservation, this brand new lodge is all set to be a welcome addition to the Singita portfolio.
Situated on an isolated 178- acre piece of land right on the edge of the well known Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge offers some of the most breathtaking views out over the lush green forests where the endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga Massif can be found.
This new addition to the Singita portfolio is a fantastic way of combining classic safari in the Serengeti with gorilla trekking in Rwanda, especially for those wishing to maintain the Singita level of luxury throughout their East African journey.
Singita's philosophy of minimum impact on the land is paramount to the construction of this brand new lodge and it has been designed to embody the spirit of Rwanda using locally sourced materials. Even the name "Kwitonda" is after a famous silverback that used to roam the forests of the National Park and was known for his gentle nature and humility.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge offers seven one bedroom suites, one two bedroom suite and a four bedroom villa for larger parties. All rooms have stunning views of the magnificent Gahinga, Muhabura and Sabyinyo volcanoes. During their stay, guests will of course have easy access to the park to view the famous mountain gorillas, however other excursions are also on offer such as a visit to the endemic golden monkey population, Lake Kivu or the Afro Montane forests of Nyungwe National Park.
Conservation is a core component to any Singita property, the presence of Kwitonda Lodge on the park border will help to improve the function of the buffer area between agricultural plots and the habitat of the estimated 320 gorillas that call this park their home.
Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes, through the mountainous forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Seeing a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat is one of the world's most thrilling wildlife experiences.
Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum should be on everybody's must-do list when in the area. The memorial is a haunting but stark journey through one of the most savage genocides in history, that took place in this tiny, landlocked country.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set on 178 acres of private land on the edge of Volcanoes National Park
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