Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is found close to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This is one of the world’s best locations for trekking mountain gorillas in the wild, an incredible and thrilling wildlife experience. The lodge is found among the magnificent Virunga range of volcanoes, with beautiful views of the mountains and landscape. The lodge is made up of a family cottage, two suites, and six cottages. They are beautifully designed and have Rwandese terracotta roofs. Each has an en-suite bathroom, fireplace, dressing room, and a sheltered veranda. The lodge itself has a restaurant, bar, library and games room, as well as a special community awareness/responsible tourism room. There are special patios from which spectacular views of the Virunga Volcanoes can be enjoyed. Besides gorilla trekking, a host of activities, including mountain bike excursions, traditional dances, and Golden monkey trekking, are offered. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is owned by SACOLA, which is a community trust that uses fees from the lodge for conservation and socio economic initiatives in the national park.

Why we like it

Spectacular views of the volcanoes; Owned by community trust; Involved in responsible tourism and conservation; Amazing mountain gorilla trekking experience

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Medium
Max No of Guests: 20
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: Yes


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Kinigi715
Nearest Major City Kigali1152h 30min
Nearest Major Airport Kigali International Airport1202h 30min
Nearest Hospital Ruhengeri1530

Park / Reserve

Volcanoes National Park Please click to view



Walking Safari


Self-Drive Trips


Cultural Tour
Gorilla Trekking
Golden Monkey Trekking
Birdwatching Walks
Mountain Bike Excursions
Village Tours
Traditional Dances



En-suite bathroom
Couches / Lounge area
Fire place
Dressing Room
Sheltered Veranda
Personal Housekeeper
Room Service


Massage available
Laundry service
Wi-Fi internet
Satellite TV
Study / library area
Credit cards accepted
Information centre

This Experience

Safari type

Primate Safari

Specialist Species


Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
Small groups
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