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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge


Lodge exterior




Relax by the fire in the lodge


Dining Room


Sabyinyo gorilla eating thistles


Close knit families


Cottage Bedroom


Four Poster in the Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda

Comfortable, contemporary lodge - the perfect based for viewing gorillas in their natural habitat  

Available as part of a tailor-made tour of the region

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 feet volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This luxury lodge is the perfect place to be based to venture into the mountains to view the gorillas in the natural habitat.


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. The contemporary Rwandan ambience is created by stone buildings and terracotta roof tiles, situated around beautiful landscaped gardens. 

Activities & Experiences

Generally regarded as one of the most rewarding of all wildlife experiences, gorilla treks take place each morning and depart from the Park Headquarters at around 07:30 and the Lodge's superb location is only a couple of minutes walks from the headquarters of Parc National des Volcans where the gorilla treks begin. Also on offer from the lodge are escorted walks, escorted mountain bike excursions and escorted bird watching walks in the local area.

Facilities & Services

Within the main lodge building, the bar and dining room has fireplaces to warm them during cold weather, and outside decks for al fresco drinks and meals during the warmer weather. Plus, there's a library, games rooms and a community awareness centre offering advice and interesting information on gorillas.

Weather & Seasons

Rwanda can be visited at any time of year, but long dry season from June to September is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park and for hiking in Nyungwe Forest Reserve.

Getting Here

8 hour 30 minute flight from London to Nairobi and then a 2 hour flight to Rwanda's capital, Kigali. From there, it's a 2 hour 30 minute drive to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.


Our Rwanda and Africa specialists can tailor-make the perfect adventure for if you wish to see more than just the gorillas of the Volcanoes National Park. Maybe spot chimpanzee from Nyungwe House in the heart of Nyungwe Forest? 

Consider our suggested 8 Night Highlights of Rwanda Tailor-Made Tour

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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