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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Discover 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.

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. The main area of the lodge boasts 3 cozy fireplaces, a snug sitting room and a dining room and bar. From 2 patios you are treated to incredible views of the surrounding landscape and the towering Virunga Volcanoes.

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Expert View

  • Set in 31 acres with a panoramic views of the volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains
  • Rwandas first ever community owned lodge - a pioneer of gorilla eco-tourism
  • An abundance of bird life endemic to this northern part of Africa and the Albertine Rift
  • Only 15 minutes drive from the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for gorilla trekking

At a glance

  • 6 Cottages, 2 Suites & 1 Family Cottage
  • All Ages (Min Age 15 Years For Gorilla Trekking)
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Whilst gorilla trekking can be done at any time of the year, we suggest planning your trek between June to September which are the driest months."

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