If gorilla trekking is on your bucket list, this transformative 5-day luxury adventure in Rwanda is a must.
Experience “the land of a thousand hills” from the Singita Kwitonda Lodge, the latest addition to Singita’s portfolio of luxury wilderness retreats.
Besides allowing you the privilege to encounter majestic and gentle gorillas in the natural wilds of Volcanoes National Park, the ultra-luxurious Singita Kwitonda Lodge places you within easy reach of the rest of Rwanda’s offerings – from the sights and sounds of the vibrant capital, Kigali, to Nyungwe National Park with its suspended canopy walk.
This is an unforgettable journey into a warm-hearted country that will live on in your spirit for years to come.
Please note, Singita Kwitonda Lodge is open for bookings from 31 August 2019.
4 nights in Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy daily guided game drives in open safari vehicles, in-room massage treatments, world-class wine tasting and more, or choose to simply relax in the contemplative, nurturing space of the Lodge.
For gorilla trekking, you’ll set off early in the morning (day 3 or day 4) for a 7am briefing at Volcanoes National Park’s headquarters, a short drive from Singita Kwitonda Lodge. There, you will be matched with a guide before starting your hike into the dense cloud forest for the transformative experience of coming face to face with the forest’s gentle giants. The distance of each gorilla trek is varied, so depending on which family group you are allocated, the duration is anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day.
Your final day in Rwanda rewards you with lunch at Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali, followed by a city tour and visit to the Genocide Memorial before your departure at Kigali International Airport.
Every plate is an expression of the Lodge’s commitment to serving outstanding cuisine that celebrates local, seasonal produce.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
With breath-taking views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes, and surrounded by high-altitude forests, Singita Kwitonda Lodge blends natural beauty, with environmentally conscious luxury and transformative, purpose-driven experiences. Designed in response to its remarkable location, the eight contemporary suites (as well as the private four-bedroom villa – Kataza House) are linked by volcanic rock pathways to the central lodge. Every creature comfort is taken care of, from private heated pools to in-room spa treatments and tailormade activities. Families are welcome too: this is truly a destination that is sure to open a child’s eyes to the beauty and wonders of Africa and the natural world.
Return transfer from Kigali Airport to Singita Kwitonda
4 nights Singita Kwitonda Lodge in a Suite on a fully inclusive basis (all meals and beverages, laundry service, selected wildlife activities)
Lunch at Hotel Des Mille Collines
City Tour of Kigali and the Genocide Memorial
International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
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The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years of age.
Trekking can take anywhere between 1hr and 6 hrs, and depending on the gorilla families allocated, the trail heads my be anywhere between 20 minutes to approximately 20 hours’drive from the park headquarters.
Child rates apply – please speak to your Explorer Safari travel planner for more details.
Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.