The Singita Kwitonda Lodge is located right on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, in the north-west of Rwanda. Thanks to its incomparable location, impressive gorilla trekking experiences are possible.
Not only the exquisite location is convincing. The lodge has eight luxurious suites. Each has its own heated plunge pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and large timber-framed windows that greet the breathtaking scenery and volcano views inside. Elements such as woven ceilings and hand-fired terracotta masonry made by local artisans underline the authentic East African appeal of this remarkable lodge.
Kwitonda raises the bar for sustainable luxury ecotourism and celebrates Rwandan cuisine and fresh products from its own garden. The Akarabo Nursery is an essential part of Singitas to contribute to the long-term conservation of endangered mountain gorillas by enlarging their habitat through reforestation.
This tiny country in the heart of the continent is affectionately known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills" and offers a number of other attractions. Untouched forests, lush meadows, picturesque lakes and the lively streets of the capital Kigali contribute to the increasing demand for Rwanda on East African travel routes.
The national park with five volcanoes and a large number of the last remaining mountain gorillas is located in the northwest of Rwanda. Highlights are the tropical cloud forests with magnificent vegetation. Gorilla trekking tours are offered year-round, but are best done during the dry seasons from December to March and June to September.
The Nyungwe forest lies between Butare and Lake Kivu. It is one of the largest mountain forests in Africa. In addition to the evergreen forest, mountain rivers and waterfalls run through the area. Hundreds of tree and plant species make the forest unique. The highlight of the park are the 13 different species of monkeys that can be found here.
The Karisimbi is a dormant volcano in the Virunga volcanic chain and the highest point in Rwanda. At 4507 m, the Karisimbi is the highest of the eight peaks in the mountain range that is part of the East African Rift Valley. The name Karisimbi probably comes from the word isimbi, which means “little white shell” in Kinyarwanda.
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