Planned with its pristine location on the edge of Volcanoes National Park in mind, Singita Kataza House is a response to the natural geology of the area. It offers an intimate engagement with the landscape and a sense of solitude within nature. This luxuriously modern African home features individual pavilions grouped around a central cluster of living spaces, with self-contained bedroom suites and amenities accessed via landscaped forest walkways. The work of local stone masons, weavers and ceramicists add unique allure to the exquisite design and interiors of this singular property. Kataza House was designed for exclusive use, while all the facilities and amenities at the adjacent Singita Kwitonda Lodge are at guests’ disposal.


Singita Kataza House is set on 178 acres (72 hectares) and shares a 1.2 km border with Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, Relative to the population and the intensive use of the land for farming food crops, a 178-acre pocket of land in a country the size of Rwanda is highly prized. 

Room & Suites 

  • 1 x master suite
  • 1 x junior master suite
  • 2 x suites
  • 1 x two-bedroom staff residence


Singita Kataza House provides a contemplative, nurturing space in which to appreciate the transformative experience of coming face to face with the forest’s gentle giants. For most guests, a gorilla trek is at the top of their list when they visit Rwanda and a stay at Singita Kataza House allows them the privilege to encounter one of Africa’s most majestic and gentle creatures in the wild, while immersed in the beauty of their pristine natural habitat. Setting off early in the morning for the 7am briefing at Volcanoes National Park’s headquarters, less than 10 minutes from Singita Kataza House, guests are matched with a guide before starting their hike into the dense cloud forest. The distance of each gorilla trek is varied, so depending on which gorilla family group guests are allocated to, the duration is anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day. Meals and lodge activities are flexible around each trek. As the age requirement for gorilla treks is 15, children will be cared for at the lodge where a variety of supervised activities are on offer. 

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