Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Indulge your inner Dian Fossey at Rwanda’s five-star Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, which offers visitors the rare and emotional experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rwanda > Volcanoes National Park


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Style : Lodge
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Virunga Mountains, Rwanda

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans in North Western Rwanda.  The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, a chain of 15,000 foot volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.The altitude of the lodge is approximately 7,000 feet above sea level so the climate is generally cool. The lodge has been designed and built by Governors Camp but is owned by a community trust called SACOLA.

The lodge will accommodate 16 – 20 clients in the utmost comfort in 2 guest suites, 5 cottages and one family complex.. The main lodge building comprises reception, sitting room with snug area, dining room, library / games room, a responsible tourism / community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth and all rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views to the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding lowland farmland.

Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five double cottages - stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs,  large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda.  All guest rooms and suites are individual cottages carefully positioned on the undulating site to take full advantage of the wonderful views of the Virunga Volcanoes whilst retaining as much privacy as possible.

Gorilla trekking is not the only activity on offer. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge provides the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating area. You may wish to visit the bustling nearby market town of Ruhengeri, the beautiful lakes Kivu, Burera, Ruhondo and Karago, the genocide memorials, or the community and conservation projects organised by SACOLA.

Rooms and Suites

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: Cottage


All guest cottages comprise sitting room, fire place, dressing room, large bathroom with all modern amenities and veranda.


Hotel Features

  • Airport Shuttle Airport Shuttle
  • All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages
  • Babysitting Babysitting
  • Bar Bar
  • Business Center Business Center
  • Conference Rooms Conference Rooms
  • Designated smoking areas Designated smoking areas
  • DVD selection available on request DVD selection available on request
  • Eco-friendly Lodge Eco-friendly Lodge
  • Family Rooms Family Rooms
  • Foreign Exchange Foreign Exchange
  • Full Breakfast Daily Full Breakfast Daily
  • Full concierge service Full concierge service
  • Gift Shop/Newsstand Gift Shop/Newsstand
  • Guest Activities Guest Activities
  • Guest library/lounge Guest library/lounge
  • Guided Safaris Included Guided Safaris Included
  • Housekeeping Service Housekeeping Service
  • Internet Access Internet Access
  • Laundry Service Laundry Service
  • Limo or Town Car Service Available Limo or Town Car Service Available
  • Major Credit Card Accepted Major Credit Card Accepted
  • Multi-lingual reception staff Multi-lingual reception staff
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking Parking
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Room Service Room Service
  • Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Safe Deposit Box (front desk) Safe Deposit Box (front desk)
  • Shoe Shine service Shoe Shine service
  • Spa Spa
  • Suitable for Children Suitable for Children
  • Tour Desk Tour Desk
  • Valet & Pressing service Valet & Pressing service
  • Wedding Services Wedding Services
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi) Wireless Internet (WiFi)

In-Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar
  • Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Safety Deposit Box (In Room)
  • Patio/Balcony

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