Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House: Embodying the Spirit of Rwanda

Sitting in a landscape that is vastly different to the grassy plains of the Serengeti or the dramatic rock formations of the Kruger National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House will offer an experience unlike any of Singita’s other destinations.

The lodge will sit on 178-acres of land on the edge of Volcanoes National Park; where more than half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas live in high-altitude dense cloud forests. The lodge is surrounded by forests, making for a cool climate and incredibly lush landscape. This new lodge looks onto a range of ancient volcanoes that rise out of the mist on the other side of the Park border.

There will be eight contemporary, richly textured suites and a private four-bedroom villa, Kataza House, designed in response to the remarkable location and linked by volcanic rock pathways to a central lodge.

As with all Singita lodges and camps, treading lightly on the land is fundamental to the design, as is the environmental impact and sustainability of the construction project. The build employs local craftspeople (stone masons, weavers and ceramicists) and uses locally-sourced and produced materials for walling, ceilings and surface finishing. The high level of involvement of traditional Rwandan artisans affirms our community partnership goals and elevates the design to new heights. The result - the creation of an immersive, authentic space from which to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a truly unique slice of Africa.

 Read more about the reforestation of this land, community partnerships and habitat restoration »