Singita Kataza house, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Built in response to its unique natural setting

Singita Kataza House’s two heated plunge pools, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows continuously welcome the breathtaking scenery inside, ensuring a guest experience unlike any other. Set right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, it puts gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach and the villa’s four luxurious suites provide comfortable, reflective and nurturing spaces in which to appreciate the transformative experience of coming face to face with the gentle giants of the forest.

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DETAILS

Lifechanging opportunity

With features like a fully-equipped fitness centre, a two-bedroom staff residence, a cinema and a wine cellar, this modern African home caters intuitively for guests’ every need, and the massage treatment room, interactive kitchen and convivial fire pit – making for magical fireside evenings – ensure complete comfort. The onsite Akarabo Garden’s abundant fresh produce add to the appeal, culminating in a nourishing farm-to-table food journey that celebrates the fresh flavours of this warm and welcoming country.

Akarabo Nursery
Farm-to-Table Garden
Wellness
Swimming Pool
Gorilla Trekking
Wine experience
Golden Monkey Trekking
Hiking & Walking
Village tours
Kigali City Tour
Family activities
Cycling

Surrounded by the imposing Virunga mountains in Rwanda, Kataza House offers a journey of discovery that ultimately provides inner restoration and a much-needed sense of calm.

Map & Directions

International flights arrive at Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali. 

  • Singita Volcanoes National Park can either be accessed by a 30-minute helicopter flight or a 3-hour road transfer from Kigali.
  • The drive is wonderfully scenic, but quite winding and hilly. Guests are therefore advised to pack motion sickness tablets, if needed.
  • It’s also important to note that there’s only one public rest stop on the way.
  • Direct flights from Singita Grumeti in Tanzania to Kigali are available.
  • There are also good connections on Rwanda Air between Kigali and Cape Town/Johannesburg in South Africa. This makes Singita Volcanoes National Park an excellent destination in combination with other wilderness destinations in Africa.

AMENITIES

The villa sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and amenities include:

  • Full staff complement, including a private chef and host
  • Indoor baths; indoor and outdoor showers
  • Interactive open-plan kitchen
  • Open living and dining spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
  • Cinema room
  • Fitness centre
  • Small wine cellar
  • Larger heated pool and smaller heated pool off master bedroom
  • Massage treatment room (guests can also enjoy in-room treatments)
  • On-site Akarabo Nursery and farm-to-table garden
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the villa, but please note that the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15
  • Access to all facilities and amenities at Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Weather

Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, with lower temperatures than are typical for equatorial countries due to its high elevation.

Singita Volcanoes National Park is situated approximately 2,600 metres above sea level on the foothills of the Virunga Mountains and experiences chillier temperatures compared to lower-lying areas.

The average temperature at Singita Volcanoes National Park is approximately 15°(59°F) and the humidity can be quite high.

The long rainy season lasts from March to May, when the rain is heavy and persistent. The long dry season is from June to mid-September. October to November is a shorter rainy season; followed by a short dry season from December to February.

Rwanda can be visited at any time of the year and gorilla trekking is a year-round activity. Singita Volcanoes National Park’s covered golf carts have waterproof roller blinds and transport guests seamlessly from the main lodge to their suites when it rains.

 

ACCOMODATION

Singita Kataza House is set within a landscape of wetlands and lush meadows with magnificent views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes.

Designed around local materials, the use of volcanic rock, river stone, handmade ceramic tiles and oven-red clay bricks made by surrounding communities connect the villa to the landscape and its culture. These influences are interpreted in a contemporary style and entirely unique architectural layout.

Mountain bamboo, ferns, giant lobelias and forest trees provide a natural backdrop that over time will engulf the buildings and reclaim them back into the forest. Dramatic stone walls rise out of the volcanic boulders and a combination of green-roofed, stonewalled, organic cabin-like structures set alongside light verandas offers a dynamic play on shape and texture.

The interiors have been carefully curated with a focus on handcrafted details. By layering texture and colour and introducing detail through artisanal and handmade pieces like woven panels, handmade tiles, and clay feature pots, the spaces are both reflective and interactive. All elements combine to create a rare and richly textured experience that is true to this extraordinary place.

While completely private, the villa is set alongside Singita Kwitonda Lodge. Guests at Kataza House enjoy access to all facilities and amenities at the lodge, which offers additional spaces for convivial relaxing, entertaining and dining.

 

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