Sabinyo Silverback Lodge

Location: Volcanoes National Park | Rwanda

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

For gorilla trekking with no compromise on luxury, look no further than Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. With views across to the mist-covered volcanoes, roaring fires at the end of a long exhilarating day, and truly delightful staff, we can’t think of a nicer spot to base yourself in.
Perfect forGorilla trekking and superb service.
In the knowBe sure to pack a warm pair of pyjamas. Although you’re in the tropics, nights up here in the mountains can still be very chilly!

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Guiding
  • Honeymoon
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview


On the edge of Volcanoes National Park - only 10 minutes away from park HQ where your gorilla trek begins.

Rooms at Sabyinyo

From arrival in the car park there’s a short climb up to eight cosy cottages scattered across the hillside. There five standard cottages, and three suites, including a family suite. All are snug, with deep bath tubs, fire places and plenty of blankets on the bed for cool winter evenings. Each room has a verandah, which is a great place to sit with your morning coffee and admire the views.

Food and Facilities

There’s a bar, dining room and library in the main lodge. Sabyinyo places a real emphasis on supporting the community here, so most of the staff are local and are keen to make your stay a special one. There are hot water bottle on chill winter evenings, and snacks to take with you while you are trekking.

Activities at Sabyinyo

The highlight of any stay at Sabyinyo (or in Rwanda for that matter) has to be the gorilla trekking. An hour spent in the company of these magical creatures passes in a flash. As the chances of seeing them are (almost) guaranteed, most visitors will only do one trek, but a two or three day stay at Sabyinyo has so much more to offer. There are hikes to see the golden monkeys and Dian Fossey’s grave, and two pretty nearby lakes (Burera and Ruhondo) which make for a pleasant potter after a hard day’s gorilla trekking.

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