Singita recently broke ground on Singita Kwitonda Lodge. Set on 188 acres at the edge of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, a great spot for gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the ultra luxury lodge will accommodate guests in 8 suites and a private villa. Planned to open in August 2019, Singita Kwitonda Lodge will have magnificent views of the Sabinyo and Gahinga volcanoes. The project is expected to provide direct employment to 70 people.
Singita partially funds the protection and preservation of land and wildlife populations, and helps create economic independence within local communities surrounding the reserves.
Singita was established in 1993 in South Africa. The new lodge is named after Kwitonda, a silverback gorilla who died five years ago. For many years luxury lodge options in Rwanda were hugely limited. If you were going gorilla trekking you could choose between Volcanoes Virunga Lodge and Sabinyo Silverback Lodge.
With 12 award-winning lodges and camps across South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, Singita is considered a leader in terms of luxury eco tourism safaris. Rwanda’s Kwitonda is their latest luxury safari property and will pair nicely with their Tanzania safari lodges!