Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans in north western Rwanda, in an undulating area with fabulous views towards the Parc National des Volcans, its five volcanoes (comprising part of the Virunga Volcano range) and distant lowland agricultural areas. All guest cottages are discretely and privately situated in the folds of the hills, and each has its own unique view. The lodge comprises of a central building, with reception, bar, dining room, library / games room, community awareness centre, client washrooms and shop. Both the bar and dining room have extensive outdoor decks from which clients can enjoy the spectacular views.
Accommodation & Facilities
Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five cottages, two suites and one family suite. All rooms have at least one private veranda, a sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, dressing room and a large modern bathroom. The family suite has an extra bedroom and bathroom incorporated. All guest rooms have large windows to make best use of the wonderful views. The main lodge houses a central building, with reception, bar, dining room, library, and shop. Both the bar and dining room have extensive outdoor decks from which clients can enjoy the spectacular views. Guests should be aware that access to and from the lodge is via a steep, stepped pathway.
Wildlife & Activities
The rainforests of the Virunga Volcanoes are the last refuge of the mountain gorilla. The Virungas span Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the Parc National des Volcans being the Rwandese element of this ecosystem. The lush slopes of the volcanoes provide an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is perhaps the most poignant and thrilling wildlife experience to be had anywhere ‘ to see the mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas are resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas. Ten habituated families of gorillas are visited, and these families have from seven to over 35 individuals in each. If you have free time, additional activities here include visiting local villages, mountain biking, golden monkey tracking, hiking to Dian Fossey’s tomb and the Karisoke Centre she founded, bird watching, and hikes on the volcanoes themselves. Please discuss your wishes with your guide as some of these activities can only be done in the morning, while others are possible after a gorilla visit.