Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Found on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge boasts incredible views. Surrounded by a thriving ecosystem, the highlight of this lodge is its close proximity to the Virunga Mountains and the Volcanoes National Park where guests can trek on foot to see the mountain gorillas, the golden monkeys and all manner of other animals and birdlife endemic to these forests.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Small and exclusive, the lodge possesses 2 well-appointed suites, 5 double cottages and for families a separate suite. The accommodation is of stone construction and features large comfortable interiors with elegant en-suite bathrooms. The family suite is very spacious and provides an extra bedroom that also features an en-suite bathroom.

The main area of the lodge boasts three cosy fireplaces, a snug sitting room and a dining room and bar. From two patios guests are treated to incredible views of the surrounding landscape and the towering Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge strives to maintain a low carbon footprint and have a positive impact upon the local communities and environment, their work can be explored in a dedicated responsible tourism/ community awareness room. Gorilla trekking is the main activity from the lodge, with sightings of this noble and critically endangered creature very special indeed.

Getting There

Approximately 3 kms (15 min) from the park's main entrance and some 2 hour's drive on good roads from Kigali.


Gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, nature walks, birding, picnics, mountain biking in the local area.

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Review of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Aaron & Judi Byrne

Sabyinyo's staff were extraordinarily attentive and helpful. We did not lift a finger, which we have come to expect on these safari holidays, but it was all the more important while at the lodge at elevation when we seemed to always be going uphill. The lodge had a comfortable, charming character. The creaky wood floors, fireplaces, and exceptional views from every room were pleasant and relaxing. Our cottage offered plenty…

03/01/2022 Read full trip review

Review of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Susan Campbell & John McKinney

Also incredible. The service was unbelievable as was the setting. Would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rwanda to see the gorillas.

01/11/2016 Read full trip review

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