Kwitonda Lodge is the latest offering from Singita, the company that blends luxury lodges and conservation to excellent effect throughout Safari Africa.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Kwitonda will be accessed via road transfer from Kigali International Airport, a journey of three-and-a-half hours. And right now Singita are accepting bookings for Kwitonda, situated in the spectacular Volcanoes National Park.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
At present, we have very few details concerning the interiors of the communal building, but we understand that the views will be absolutely spectacular, featuring the Sabyinyo, Gahinga, and Muhabura volcanoes. The guest accommodation, situated within lush meadows and wetlands, will also boast amazing vistas into the national park. It will be connected to the central building along pathways made out of volcanic rock. Of the eight suites, seven will contain one bedroom, with the remaining suite offering two. The four-bedroom villa will be fantastic for an extended family or group. We’ll update this section as soon as we can.
As far as activities are concerned, guests at Kwitonda will be invited to participate in gorilla treks, forest walks, and trips into Kigali. Volcanoes National Park is famous for its population of mountain gorillas. In fact, Singita’s new lodge is named after a splendid male silverback, who was cherished for his gentle nature. At the time of writing, the park is home to 10 habituated gorilla groups! Treks into the forest to see the magnificent mammals can last from just an hour to 5–7 hours. The experience of seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat is well worth the longer hikes!
Many smaller species may be viewed along the way, including golden monkey, side-striped jackal, elephant, buffalo, black-fronted duiker, and some brilliant birdlife. Guests will also be invited to take walks in the Afro-montane forest of Nyunge. This national park is popular with chimpanzees, as well as monkey, jackal, and so on. Finally, trips into Kigali will also be possible, to check out the capital city’s monuments and museums, galleries and golf course – and much more besides!
Guests of the villa will enjoy the complimentary services of a house manager, chef, and house staff. Spa treatments will be available at extra cost, as will day trips and transfers to and from Kwitonda, and your all-important gorilla-trekking permits!
Please note, the minimum age requirement of the lodge is 15 years.