Luxury Safari Lodges in Volcanoes National Park
There is an inherent majesty to traveling in Africa—the legacy of the land, the cultural roots and creative energy of the people, and the powerful folklore woven through it all. You can experience this epic adventure at Kwitonda Lodge, primely positioned on the border of Volcanoes National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla. The central hub of the lodge, combining indoor and outdoor living spaces, leads to private cabin-like bedroom suites, connected to the by a network of landscaped volcanic rock pathways.
The Space, Cuvée-Style
With free-flowing indoor/outdoor areas and large timber-framed windows, Kwitonda Lodge draws inspiration from region’s natural elements of mist and earth with sustainable construction from local materials like volcanic rock and hand-fired terracotta bricks to engage with the surrounding landscape. Designed with the idea of “bringing the outside in”, the layered interior design using artisanal-woven panels in rich deep colors, distinctive sculptural pieces and traditional dry-stone walling reflects the skill of craftspeople from the immediate Musanze district as well as other communities. The result is unique contemporary African style that combines naturally luxurious comfort with regional culture.
Exceedingly Luxury Amenities
In-room massage treatments, central fireplaces in suites and the main lodge, private outdoor heated plunge pools, wine cellar and tastings, open space interactive kitchen, on-site Akarado Nursery with indigenous trees and botanicals including a chef’s garden with teahouse serving fresh herbal brews, and a dedicated gear room with provisions and technical equipment for trekking.
24-Hour On-Site Staff
Wine Cellar and Tastings
Set the Scene
Surrounded by unforgettable views of Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes and high-altitude cloud forests, these luxuriously modern African style accommodations were designed to bring you close to nature and all the serenity and beauty this unparalleled landscape offers. The sense of intimacy and solitude of Kwitonda Lodge, a constant connection to the vast expanse of the earth and sky in Volcanoes National Park, will open your heart and mind to the unique spirit that is Africa.
Meet Your Personal Rwanda Experience Curator
Our safari queen, Allison Spurrell, can identify nearly every species in the animal kingdom and ensures your luxe safari experience with Cuvée covers every expedition and adventure that your heart desires.