Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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

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.

Sabyino Activities

Aside from Mountain Gorilla trekking, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge offers wide range of activities including hikes to see the Golden Monkey – endemic to Volcanoes National Park, bird-watching on the lodge’s 17 pristine private acres, mountain biking around the local area, cultural community visits and an excursion to the original Dian Fossey Research Camp, which rests between two volcanoes.

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Luxury accommodation in Rwanda

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in Rwanda. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

The Bishop’s House

The Bishop's House is a boutique property conveniently located just 30 minutes’ drive from Volcanoes National Park, the starting point for gorilla treks.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set within a landscape of wetlands and lush meadows and shares a border with the renowned Volcanoes National Park.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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

One&Only Nyungwe House

On picturesque working tea plantation at the edge of Nyungwe National Park, One&Only Nyungwe House offers the highest standards in luxury and warm Rwandese hospitality.

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is easily one of the most sumptuous accommodation options for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, set at the edge of Volcanoes National Park.

Our recommended Rwanda safaris

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Rwanda experience.

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Rwanda Overview

Why should I travel to Rwanda?
Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) is one of the best places in Africa to see the last remaining mountain gorillas. The majority of habituated family groups in the Virunga Volcanoes can be found in this park. Gorilla treks can also be combined with chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe National Park. The country also has a good tourist infrastructure with some excellent lodges.

When is the best time to visit Rwanda?
Rwanda can be visited at any time of the year; however during the long dry season between June to October the ground is drier and dirt roads are more accessible, enabling easier passage to visit the gorillas and chimpanzees.

What is the climate in Rwanda?
Although Rwanda is on the equator, the altitude keeps temperatures down (25°-28°C), and the mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest from March-May and October-November.

What can I combine with Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda should be combined with a traditional wildlife safari in the renowned game parks and reserves of neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania. Alternatively it is also possible to combine a southern Africa safari with a visit to the gorillas.

How to get to Rwanda?
Rwanda’s capital Kigali is easily reached by air from international destinations including Nairobi in Kenya, Entebbe in Uganda and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. From Kigali, you will be transferred by road to your lodge in the Parc National des Volcans.

US – Travelling from the United States requires at least one stop. The three best options are to fly with Kenya Airways via Nairobi, Delta or KLM Royal Dutch Airlines via Amsterdam or Qatar via Doha.

UK / Europe – Airline choices are much the same coming from Europe. The quickest way is through the Kenyan capital of Nairobi or via Doha flying with Qatar Airways.

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