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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans. This eight room lodge has fabulous views of the Virunga Mountains and is a great base from which to trek into the mountains to hopefully see the mountain gorillas.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
  • Trekking for the Eastern Lowland Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains

  • Sit on the deck and soak in the spectacular views

  • Visit the socio-economic development and conservation projects in the area

  • Beautiful walks around the lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga’s, the chain of 15,000ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Lodge is some 3 kilometres from the main entrance to the Parc National des Volcans in Northwest Rwanda near the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lodge is a comfortable 2-hour drive from central Kigali. The site itself is approximately 1 kilometre from the Park boundary on the gentle foothills of Sabyinyo, one of the most impressive of the five volcanoes visible from the site.

From the Lodge guests have magnificent views to the verdant slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes to the North and over the agricultural lowlands to the South. It is possible to make the short journey to the Park headquarters each morning for a gorilla trek in only a few minutes, and the Lodge is a perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.

The lodge has five cottages, two suites and one family cottage, all offering private verandas, bathrooms and sitting rooms with fireplaces. The rooms have large beds, a dressing room and all have en-suite bathrooms. The family cottage is very similar but has an extra bedroom and bathroom. The main lodge offers the opportunity to relax with both the bar and the dining room with great views from the outdoor decks. There is a library and a games room and there is also a community awareness centre, offering more information and advice on the resident gorillas. Set in landscaped gardens, the buildings are made from local stone with terracotta roof tiles, creating a contemporary Rwandan ambience and blending in well with the local surroundings. However the main reason for visiting Sabyino Silverback Lodge is to see the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.

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Relax at the lodge after a day's gorilla trekking, enjoying the spectacular views of the Virunga Mountains.

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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

The Virunga Mountain range span Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Parc National des Volcans, known more commonly as the Volcanoes National Park, is located in north-western Rwanda. The Volcanoes National Park on the Rwandan side is lucky to have more than half of the world's mountain gorillas, and is probably the best place in Africa to see them. There are five habituated families of gorillas which are generally visited, having from 7 to 35 individuals in each family.

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