Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Volcanoes National Park

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a gorilla lodge located in the rugged landscape of Volcanoes National Park. As one of the most thrilling and dramatic wildlife terrains in the world, the property enjoys views over the Virunga Volcanoes and the foothills that wind between the range.

Guest cottages and the main lodge have been expertly constructed and appointed in authentic Rwandese style. Five cottages, two suites, and one family cottage feature terra cotta tile roofs, fireplaces and sheltered verandas. Large seating areas, welcoming beds and stylish en suite bathrooms provide all the comforts of home.

Meals can be savoured in the dining room or al fresco on the outside deck.

The lodge is run by a community trust that uses the guest fees to drive socio-economic conservation initiatives in the surrounding communities and schemes that play a vital role in preserving the landscape where gorillas, monkeys and birds roam wild.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Information

Location & Getting There

Saybinyo Silverback Lodge is located in Volcanoes National Park, with views over the Virunga Volcanoes range and the Parc National des Volcans. Kigali International Airport is 2 hours by car.


Guest cottages at Saybinyo Silverback Lodge are privately situated in the folds of the hills, offering stunning views of the Virunga volcanoes and the foothills that wind between the range. 5 cottages, 2 suites, and 1 family suite sit among landscaped gardens. All are stone buildings with traditional Rwandese terra cotta tile roofs, large sitting areas, romantic fireplaces, stylish ensuite bathrooms, and sheltered verandas – the perfect spot to relax at sunset.


The rainforests of the Virunga Volcanoes are the last refuge of the mighty mountain gorilla and adventurous travelers from around the world flock here to track the majestic creatures. Experience the incredible wildlife on the slopes of the volcanoes. Explore this tranquil corner of Africa. Visit the nearby market town of Ruhengeri, the beautiful lakes of Kivu, Burera, Ruhondo, and Karago. Reflect at the genocide memorials and see birds flying high overhead.


Children are welcome at Saybinyo Silverback Lodge.

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Why we recommend Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Get the comforts of home in the rugged wild at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Surrounded by the tropical forests of Rwanda, the stone cottages or suites come with a large sitting room, fireplace, stylish en suite and veranda. Away from the property, put your hiking boots on and go in search of the majestic mountain gorilla, head out to see the golden monkeys, and enjoy bird watching and mountain biking trails.

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