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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

“The perfect Gorilla Trekking Base close to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park”

Budget level: High-End
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Volcanoes National Park
Kids Min Age

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is Rwanda’s first ever community owned lodge. The lodge offers the perfect location to base yourself as it is located only 15 minutes’ drive from the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, the starting point for the Gorilla treks!

The lodge is located close to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park from where clients trek on foot to see the gorillas. Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga’s, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sabyinyo offers wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.  Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed – the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.

Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises six cottages, two suites, one family cottage. 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. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water. The family cottage comprises two independent ensuite rooms connected by a shared verandah. The main lodge building comprises reception, sitting room with snug area, dining room, library / games room, a responsible tourism / community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth and all rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views to the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding lowland farmland.

Why we like it

  • Community benefit driven operation.
  • Conveniently located for Gorilla Trekking.
  • Great high-end accommodation for the area.

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