Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Dramatic. Thrilling. Poignant. The wildlife experience of a lifetime for most.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located close to the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where guests trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – indisputably one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.
The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa. It has recently had a total refurbishment and looks fresh, bright and contemporary with accents of modern African design coupled with elegant country living. Accommodation comprises five double cottages, two suites and one family suite. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster, a dressing room and a sheltered veranda.
The main attraction of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is its proximity to the Virunga Mountains and the Parc National des Volcans where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla, one of the most rewarding of all wildlife experiences. Gorilla treks take place in the morning and depart from the Park Headquarters at around 07:30am. There are, however, plenty of other natural, cultural and social excursions on offer to help you make the most of your stay. The lodge offer escorted bird watching walks, escorted walks and escorted mountain bike excursions to see the Golden Monkeys, as well the volcanoes and its hidden treasures. Also recommended is a visit to the nearby Genocide memorials to learn about and understand both the genocide and the incredible progress Rwanda has made since.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is Rwanda’s first ever community owned lodge. The lodge was built and developed by Governors Camp Collection in collaboration with African Wildlife Foundation and its partner in Rwanda the International Gorilla Conservation Program to provide income to fund development projects for the local community decided on by the local community and conserve the highly endangered Mountain Gorilla.