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Situated at the foothills of the mighty Virungas Volcano chain, Sabyinyo Sliverback Lodge is tucked away in an incredible forested ecosystem and is the ideal base from which to explore these volcanoes and trek Africa's magnificent mountain gorilla's through the forests.

The lodge is only a few minutes away from the entrance to Parc National de Volcans where you can set off on an unforgettable gorilla trekking expedition and spend up to an hour observing these gentle giants in their natural habitat. You can also go in search of the rare golden monkey or visit the beautiful lakes of Kivo, Burera, Ruhondo and Karago. Alternatively, enjoy a look into the past as you visit the genocide memorials and learn about this as well as Rwanda's incredible political progress over the years.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Best New Safari Property in Africa at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2010

highlights

  • Ideally located for mountain gorilla treks
  • At the foot of the Virungas Volcano chain
  • Incredible, dense forested surroundings
  • Nature walks to find golden monkey troops
  • Comfortable, welcoming stone cottages
  • Fireplaces for cosy evenings

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Facilities

The common areas at Sabyinyo offer you a choice of places to relax after a day in the forest. The library and games room will keep the whole family entertained while the sitting room is the ideal place to relax with a glass of red wine or a steaming cup of coffee.

The bar area offers an extensive range of drinks, spirits and beers and opens out onto a large, spacious deck that is ideal for a social drink while the sun sets.

General Facilities

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    Bar
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    Internet facilities
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    Laundry Service
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    Games room
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    Library
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    Private verandah

Dining

Sabyinyo has its own restaurant where you'll enjoy hearty, delicious meals three times a day. When it's warm outside, you can sit on the outside decks, enjoying the scenery. In winter, the indoor restaurant area creates a cosy dining venue, with the fire crackling in the corner. A picnic lunch can also be arranged on request for those who feel like combining their meals with the many excursions available in the area.

Standard Cottage

The solid, rustic stone buildings are masterfully constructed and beautifully appointed to offer you the most comfortable, yet relaxed, accommodation. Choose between five double cottages, two suites and one family suite.

The double cottages are spacious and welcoming and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en suite bathrooms and a dressing room. The large windows offer beautiful views of the surroundings while the sheltered veranda creates a wonderful place to relax in the afternoon.

Standard Cottage AMENITIES

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    Fireplace
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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area

Other Room Types

For the more discerning traveller, the two suites offer an elegant retreat with all the features of the cottages, but creating a more personalised and private experience. The family suite is perfect not only for families, but also two couples enjoying a holiday together. It has a second bedroom with en suite bathroom and a large veranda on which to relax and enjoy each other's company.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Gorilla-tracking
  • Local village visits
  • Cultural tour
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Nature drives
  • River cruises
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $775 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 15 Dec 2014 $670 Full Board Plus
  • 16 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $775 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $690 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015 $450 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $840 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 15 Dec 2015 $690 Full Board Plus
  • 16 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $840 Full Board Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was everything we expected and more. There were few people at the lodge so we were taken care of especially well. The trek to Dianne Fossey's gravesite was very emotional on a number fronts but the hike up the mountain was well worth it and the guides were great.

    Doug Lougheed, January 2010
  • The Silverback lodge was superb... fine accomodation, good food and nice people. It's not for the faint of heart.... the access road is horrible... although that apparantely is to be fixed up soon.... and the climb to reach the lodge, and then another to reach the room are significant..... but if you are going to see the gorillas, you need to be pretty fit anyway. Seeing the gorillas is truly fantastic. I love being in the open vehicle and watching elephants cross the road in front of it, or a lion stroll past it, but with the gorillas, being on the ground and maybe a foot away puts the experience on a whole different level.

    Cathy Beach, February 2008

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Emma Harrop

Emma Harrop

Africa Safari Expert

""This is the most upmarket accommodation option for Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, which starts almost from the lodge itself. The cottages are incredibly spacious with private logfires and bath. Service and quality is impeccable, you won’t be disappointed! ""

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was everything we expected and more. There were few people at the lodge so we were taken care of especially well. The trek to Dianne Fossey's gravesite was very emotional on a number fronts but the hike up the mountain was well worth it and the guides were great.

Doug Lougheed, January 2010 >View more reviews