Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is perfectly located in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes with amazing views of the dramatic peaks and undulating hills of the surrounding landscape. It is the most prestigious property within this area and a superb option for visitors wanting a high quality gorilla safari.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is just 3km from the entrance to the Park National des Volcans and the starting point of exhilarating treks into the volcanoes in search of the magnificent Mountain Gorillas.

There is also a great choice of other activities that can be arranged from the lodge including organised excursions into ancient forests to learn about the flora and fauna of the area and cultural visits to local villages.

With stylish interiors and an elegant ambiance, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is ideal for a luxurious stay in one of Africa’s most picturesque settings.


Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge offers a lovely choice of guest accommodation in attractive stone and tile cottages. There are five Double Cottages, two Suites and a Family Suite (with an additional bedroom with en suite bathroom). Each Cottage / Suite has a large bedroom with sitting area and fireplace, an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room. The decor and furnishings are contemporary and stylish, and a sheltered veranda on each Cottage / Suite provides guests with a lovely private space from which to admire the surrounding views.


Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge has a main building housing the public areas including a reception area, bar, dining area, library / games room and shop. An attractive patio area extends outdoors from the dining room, and guests are invited to relax here with a drink and enjoy the beautiful views at the end of the day. A Community Information Area provides an insight into the region’s flora and fauna as well as the fascinating culture and history of Rwanda.


As well as gorilla trekking, guests can take other natural and cultural excursions within the area including escorted hikes, bird-watching walks, mountain bike rides, treks to the late Dian Fossey’s research centre, mountain climbs, trips to waterfalls and ancient forests and cultural visits to local villages. The lodge offers indulgent massage treatments to help guests unwind after the day’s activities.

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