Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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

Guest cottages and the main lodge have been expertly constructed and beautifully appointed in authentic Rwandese style. Five cottages, two suites, and one family cottage are finished with terra cotta tile roofs, fireplaces, and sheltered verandas. Large sitting areas, comfortable beds, and stylish ensuite bathrooms provide all the comforts of home, in the rugged wild.

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

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Volcanoes National Park into a greater Rwanda or African holiday. Take a look at Rwanda Primate Adventure as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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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