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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Everyone we ran into in Rwanda was so friendly, kind and proud of their country.  The service they provided was excellent.  We had a wonderful time getting to know them better.

Our guide was AMAZING.  We got to know more about Rwanda and its people because we spent so much time with him.   He stopped frequently to point out all the different birds to us or show us a particular view.  He helped us get on the gorilla hikes that suited our fitness and interests. He let us know exactly how each day was going to play out so we could be ready with the right clothing and water / snacks.

All the guides for the tours were very knowledgeable and quite entertaining.  They were concerned with our enjoyment and our safety. The porters were invaluable – they not only carried your pack (filled w. camera equipment & water) but also helped us up the steep grades and along ledges.

The landscape was as spectacular as the wildlife in Rwanda.  Pictures do not do it justice.  Seeing three different gorillas families was the highlight but there was so much more to see. The Golden monkeys were gorgeous.  Nyungwe was a beautiful park filled with primates and birds.  We saw chimps, mona, vervet , blue, mangabeys, mountain  and colobus monkeys.

We changed one of the tours (the waterfall one) and went birding for an entire day instead.   We saw tonnes of birds including a Great Blue Turaco and many different kinds of sunbirds and hawks.

One day we will get to the UK and actually the meet the wonderful people who plan these incredible vacations for us.  Thank you for all the help you give us.

Mr & Mrs DB - Ontario