Close to park headquarters and just outside Rwanda’s enchanting Parc National des Volcans, community-owned Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an ideal base if you’re going trekking for Mountain Gorillas – the wildlife encounter of a lifetime. Nestled in the shadow of the misty Virunga volcanoes are 9 guest cottages, fashioned out of stone with Rwandese terracotta tiled roofs and smooth timber floors. Inside each one, you’ll find a spacious living room with an inviting open fireplace, a cosy bedroom and an ensuite bathroom with a deep soaking tub. The single family cottage has two bedrooms. Furnished patios offer a wonderful place to relax with a cup of tea whilst admiring the dramatic surrounding landscape.
The main lodge contains reception, a lounge, dining room and boutique, all warmed by wood-burning fireplaces. There is also a small area here dedicated to showcasing responsible tourism awareness as well as verandas where pleasant al fresco meals can be enjoyed.