Kwitonda Lodge

Volcanoes National Park

Kwitonda Lodge

Kwitonda Lodge is the newest addition to the Singita portfolio. Together with its sister property, Kataza House, it offers luxurious accommodation in foothills of the Virunga Mountains, northern Rwanda.

Taking its name from the Kwitonda gorilla family (one of the largest in the Virungas), Kwitonda Lodge – and adjoining it, Kataza House – serve as a gateway to Volcanoes National Park and its famous inhabitants. The lodge and house are set on 178 acres of land on the southern border of the park, with views over the forest and the volcanic peaks. Much of this land has been replanted with indigenous trees.

Kwitonda and Kataza have been built with a strong emphasis on sustainability and use of local materials. The property and its substantial plot provide a buffer zone between the agricultural land and the national park, which in turn helps protect this magnificent mountain range and its several ecosystems and wildlife. Apart from the estimated 300+ gorillas who call the forest home, Volcanoes NP also protects populations of elephant, duiker, buffalo, and several other primate species including the rare golden monkey.

A stay at Kwitonda can, by means of a direct flight from Kigali to the Serengeti, be combined with a safari in Tanzania staying at Singita Faru Faru, Singita Sabora, Singita Mara Camp and their flagship lodge, Sasakwa.


Kwitonda has 7 one-bedroomed and 1 two-bedroomed suites placed well apart for privacy. Each suite has floor-to-ceiling windows providing superb views and a large deck with heated plunge pool.

Kataza House has 4 luxury villas, a private swimming pool and chef. Kataza House is designed for private use by groups and families of up to eight.


Indoor and outdoor dining
Wine cellar with tastings


Lounge and bar
Dining room
Wine cellar
Small library
Helicopter transfers


Gorilla trekking
Golden monkey trekking
Cookery classes
Local market tours
Wine tasting

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Kwitonda Lodge but only those over 15 years of age may join a gorilla trek.