Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Lavish lodge in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains with outstanding views towards the Volcanoes National Park

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a lavish community-owned lodge in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains with outstanding views towards the mighty peaks of Volcanoes National Park. The lodge is now operated by the Governor’s Camp chain of east African safari lodges.

Accommodation is in eight private and spacious cottages, built with local stone and benefitting from 24 hour electricity. Each cottage has a separate bedroom, dressing room, living room with open fireplace, en suite bathroom with hot water shower and bathtub, and small balcony with stunning views towards the skyline of volcanic cones in the park. The main building houses the restaurant which serves tasty local and continental cuisine. There is also a well-stocked bar, library, games room and sitting area.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is conveniently located close to the park headquarters, ideal for trekking into the park in search of habituated groups of mountain gorillas. The Volcanoes National Park is an area of incredibly beautiful scenery with a skyline of volcanic cones ringed by forests giving way to fertile farming terraces. In addition to gorillas, there is plenty here to enthral the wildlife enthusiast including habituated golden monkeys, elephants, buffalos and around 180 species of bird including 13 endemics.

Facilities

Hot water bathrooms, restaurant, bar, library, games room,

Local Wildlife

Mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, elephants, buffalos, 180 bird species.

Optional Activities

Gorilla tracking, wildlife walks, hiking.

Number of rooms

8

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

Your gorilla trekking is usually finished by lunchtime. If still feeling energetic, ask your driver to take you to the nearby twin lakes of Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo for some great walking and beautiful views.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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I am sorry for taking so long to let you know my thoughts on my tour of Rwanda in August. It was such an amazing experience that I had to write a journal of it while everything was still fresh in my mind. There was so much to say that it took a while and of course having to go back to work and come down to earth again! Janice Booth is an excellent tour leader and I appreciated the background information she sent me beforehand so making it even more interesting. I learned and gained so much. We were fortunate to locate the Sabinyo group [of gorillas] quite quickly and the hour with them was an exhilarating experience… Hopefully Reef and Rainforest will do another trip there again sometime. I will certainly recommend it to friends.

Mrs S M - Suffolk