Kwitonda Lodge – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Singita Kwitonda Lodge sits lightly on 178 acres of breathtaking land right on the edge of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, where more than a third of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas find refuge.The lodge forms part of an ambitious undertaking to rehabilitate, reforest and maintain the biological integrity of the land, thereby increasing the range and numbers of the gorillas, while uplifting and empowering surrounding communities in a sustainable manner.
The lodge will sit on an 178-acre piece of land right 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. Unlike the temperate location of our southern and east African lodges, Kwitonda Lodge is surrounded by forests, making for a cool climate and incredibly lush landscape. Rather than a flat horizon line dotted with acacia trees, Singita’s newest lodge looks onto a range of ancient volcanoes that rise out of the mist on the other side of the Park border. And while the next step in our journey will set an even higher standard for the meaningful exploration of our beautiful continent, our commitment to conservation remains constant, driving everything we do.