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.

  • An upscale lodge overlooking Rwanda’s mysterious Virunga volcanoes
  • Comprised of just six beautifully appointed cottages
  • Featuring fireplaces, deep bathtubs and private verandas
  • Set on 17 exclusive, unspoilt acres teeming with birdlife
  • A perfect base for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey guided hikes
  • Bird-watching
  • Community visits
  • Excursion to Dian Fossey Research Camp at Karisoke

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

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