Published: May, 2022
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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

— Marnie Williamson
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Adult, Family, Group getaway, Solo, Mountains
  • Activity level: high
  • Ideal length of trip: 3-4 days

to & from

The transfer from Kigali to Kwitonda via car is 2.5-3 hours, alternatively, Singita can arrange for a helicopter transfer from Kigali to Kwitonda (the majority of their guests do take advantage this)

Where to Stay

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest

Where to Eat and Drink

The iconic drink to try here is Virunga Beer

What to Do

Take a bicycle tour through the neighboring town of Kinigi and villages to meet the locals and see the sights and sounds of the vegetable markets

Have a personalised walking stick created or custom-made dress made with local fabrics- created by artisans in the Akarabo Nursery

Gorilla Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking, village tours, hiking, walking

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial

inside scoop

At Singita Kwitonda -The Deli Fridge is a wonderful, healthy, (if you choose) interesting snacks that are available whenever you want… this illustrates just how thoughtful every detail of the Lodge is. My favorite was the cheese option… morsels of brie, camembert and cheddar and incredible seed crackers.

At One and Only Gorilla Nest- schedule a coffee tasting and plan a dinner at the Jack Hanna Cottage.

  • Don't forget to bring cash (USD is fine) for the tipping the porters and guide after your Gorilla Trekking

What to Pack

One of the amazing perks at both resorts is the complimentary laundry service.

Save space in your suitcase! Singita Kwitonda has the most amazing gear room filled with everything you need for Gorilla Trekking (we are talking hats, jackets, hiking boots, backpacks, gaitors and more)!

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