Top 5 Luxury Lodges and Camps, Rwanda

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Planning to visit Rwanda and experience the pure premium safari in the 3 safari parks here are the some of the premium lodges and camps to stay.

Though Rwanda is a small country but you can experience a week and more days safari visiting the mountain gorillas, chimps and the wildlife in the Akagera that lies in the corridors of Tanzania.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge Set in Rwanda’s northwestern reaches, right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge’s unparalleled position puts life-changing gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach.

In response to its exquisite location, each of the lodge’s eight luxurious suites features a private heated plunge pool, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows that welcome the breathtaking scenery and volcano views inside.

Elements like woven ceilings and hand-fired terracotta brickwork crafted by local artisans highlight the authentic East African appeal of this remarkable lodge.

Further raising the bar on sustainable luxury ecotourism, Kwitonda’s farm-to-table food journey celebrates Rwandese cuisine and fresh produce from the on-site garden, while the Akarabo Nursery is a fundamental part of Singita’s ambitious undertaking to contribute to the long-term conservation of endangered mountain gorillas by increasing their habitat through reforestation.

Affectionately known as “The land of a Thousand Hills”, this tiny country in the heart of the continent offers a range of other attractions too, and un-spoilt forests, lush meadows, picture-perfect lakes and the vibrant streets of the capital Kigali all contribute to the increasing demand for Rwanda on East African itineraries.

Singita Kataza House: Set right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Singita Kataza House puts gorilla trekking safaris experiences within easy reach.

This exclusive-use villa is located less than ten minutes from the Park’s headquarters, providing families or friends with nurturing spaces in which to appreciate the transformative experience of meeting ‘the gentle giants of the forest’.

In response to its unique natural setting, the villa’s two heated plunge pools, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows that welcome the breathtaking scenery inside ensure a guest experience unlike any other.

The work of local stone masons, weavers and ceramicists are central in its décor and design, and elements like woven ceilings and hand-fired terracotta brickwork add to the contemporary African appeal.

Comprising two spacious suites, a junior master suite and a lavish master suite, the villa also includes a two-bedroom staff residence, wine cellar, fitness Centre, cinema, massage treatment room, interactive kitchen and fire pit.

Kataza House offers a full staff complement and a farm-to-table food journey that celebrates Rwandese cuisine and fresh produce from the on-site garden.

All facilities and amenities at the adjacent Singita Kwitonda Lodge are at guests’ disposal, providing the convenience of a hotel without any infringement on solitude.

Singita Kataza House raises the bar on environmentally conscious hospitality and exceeds all expectation of modern travelers looking for transformative, purpose-driven experiences.

One & Only Resorts and it was the Nyungwe House to be launched in the Rwanda tourism industry to offer the luxury hospitality services to all luxury travelers visiting the Nyungwe Forest National Park to experience the chimpanzee and canopy adventures.

Nyungwe House has a splendid location: it is situated on the verge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest.

Inspired by its location, local tea plantations, ecological and social responsibilities, Nyungwe House was developed on deep-reaching environmental and social principles.

Luxury has not stayed behind and now you can enjoy Nyungwe Rwanda’s top luxury lodge. In this small boutique, exclusive environment, you know your needs will be met.

With the lodge’s clever and state-of-the-art design, all rooms and suites face towards the forest. Wake up with the forest view on your doorstep and the sounds of its resident chimpanzees.

The lodge offers luxury facilities including a relaxation centre, spa, restaurant, bistro, boma, gift boutique, personal guided forest walks, the list of luxuries is impressive.

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge

This is another that has been recently opened in the Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park to add on the other newly opened luxury boutiques to offer spacious services to luxury travelers taking the gorilla trekking tours in the Virunga slopes of the Rwanda side.

With the opening this another one & only resort in the place the combination of luxury services is very possible. Here one can do a pure luxury primate safari in Rwanda in both parks (Nyungwe and Volcanoes).

The lodge is set at the foot steps of the park and the some of the back bone of setting up this eco lodge is not only to raise revenue to the owners nor to government, but seriously support the development of the local communities by involving them as employees and also encourage them to respect the conservation of the park and the tourism products.

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is set at the footsteps of the Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, with the main goal of mountain gorilla conservation and this is through the partnership of the lodge and the community.

Therefore, the community is involved in the daily day work of the camp and the community tree planting practice projects.

The lodge is located in the natural volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests.

Encountering one of the gorilla groups in the nearby Volcanoes National Park is a unique experience.

Six opulent en-suite Forest Villas maximize comfort and views while adhering to environmentally responsible principles and reflecting the rich culture of rural Rwanda.

Bisate is within ease area, from start point of gorilla treks. While at the lodge there is high chances of birding and experiencing the conservation work from the lodge like the reforestation.

Magashi Exclusive Camp

The Magashi Camp offering 06 spacious and airy tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.

The opening of the camp combining luxury gorilla wildlife safari in Rwanda is much possible.

Virunga Safari Lodge offers you an authentic stay in the world-famous Parc National des Volcans. With this national park setting, the Virunga Safari Lodge was one of Rwanda’s very first proclaimed eco – lodges, and continues to be a flagship eco – lodge in Rwanda.

And it is not only the eco – lodge badge, the unique views across lakes and volcanic mountains that make travelers return.

Virunga Safari Lodge and its eight Banda’s have not left any luxury un offered, and they’ve added their own unique Rwandan taste.

With its old-world African charm, the Banda’s are spacious and comfortable. The lodge offers a restaurant with international and local cuisine and it is one of Rwanda’s finest lodges.

Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge

This is a 5-star Rwandan lodge located at the foothill of the famous Virunga Mountains, prepare to find even more.

The lodge features individual cottages, offering you the best of a peaceful and comfortable stay. For your convenience, enjoy their butler services, restaurant, tourist assistance and more.

Find your place at the foothill of the Virunga Mountains enjoying morning coffee or sunset drinks on your own private veranda.

Double, suite or family cottages are available. Opt for the family cottage if you want to experience this unique African setting with your family or small group of friends.

Bishop’s House Rwanda

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

The setting at Lake Kivu with its tropical gardens and massive lake, lend itself to pure luxury. For a moment, you might forget that this idyllic setting is even located in remote Africa! The lake is a popular hub of water activity, while the Serena Hotel will look after your every need.

White sands, water edge, tranquil pools and cocktails are what you will find most visitors indulging in.

The Serena is well-known for its health and treatment facility, so be sure to try some of its exquisite offerings.

En-suite rooms, private sitting rooms, private decks, restaurant and café and even a poolside party all with a distinct African style.

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