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Sabinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabinyo Silverback Lodge offers stunning views of the volcanoes and the surrounding landscape, is located in the foothills of the massive Virunga’s

Sabinyo Silverback lodge.

The Sabinyo Silverback Lodge is situated not far from the Volcanoes National Park’s administrative center, from which visitors can walk to observe the majestic Mountain Gorillas. The first community-owned lodge in Rwanda is called Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Governors’ Camp Collection built and runs the lodge, while SACOLA (Sabinyo Community Livelihood Association) owns it. SACOLA uses the lodge’s rentals and community fees to support socioeconomic and conservation activities in the nearby towns to the National Park.

The lodge is close to the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, where visitors can embark on a foot journey to view gorillas. Sabinyo, which offers stunning views of the volcanoes and the surrounding landscape, is located in the foothills of the massive Virunga’s, a chain of 15,000-foot volcanoes that runs across Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Beautifully built guest cottages and the main lodge structure provide the ideal starting point from which to explore this distinctive and intriguing region of Africa.

The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge offers six cottages, two suites, and one family cottage for guests to stay in. These stone structures all have shaded verandas, spacious sitting areas, fireplaces, and roofs made of Rwandese terracotta tiles. Two patio areas offer stunning and dramatic views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding countryside, while three big fires give comfort.

Location of Sabinyo silver lodge.

It takes two hours to get from Kigali to Sabyinyo on safe, beautiful roads. In northwest Rwanda, the lies just a few kilometers from the park’s main gate and near to Volcanoes National Park.

Facilities, Electricity and Wifi.

Large, magnificent sitting area in the main lodge with a bar and fireplace. cozy reading nook, gift shop, lobby, and seating area by the fire. Dining area and outdoor patio with volcano views.

Please be aware that we offer a nice selection of “Cinnabar Green” products in the rooms, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, and body lotion. To reduce plastic waste, these goods are replenished into reusable metal canisters. Additionally, they are manufactured by hand in Kenya using natural ingredients, which is in keeping with the delicate environment in which we operate. Please consider using our products rather than making your own. The whole selection of these toiletries is available in the gift store if you would like to purchase any to take with you after your stay with us.

Since the resort is connected to the national grid, the service is typically dependable. The lodge is equipped with a strong generator that will step in to supply power 24 hours a day in the event of power outages. The main lodge and all of the guest suites and cottages have wifi.

The Spa Treatments.

At Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, we provide a variety of spa services that may be enjoyed in the convenience and privacy of your accommodation. Please see the whole list of treatments HERE.


A continental and full English buffet is served for breakfast. In the main dining room, a fixed menu is offered for lunch and dinner. On request, we offer special diet catering. Snacks are given for gorilla trekking visitors.


Two apartments, one family cottage, and six cottages. Each cottage has a covered veranda, a sitting area with a fireplace, a bedroom, a dressing area, and a private bathroom.

Two independent ensuite rooms with no shared walls make up the family cottage.

Gorilla Permits.

There is a daily cap on the number of gorilla permits that can be issued. We can check the availability of a gorilla permit for your desired dates.

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Getting to the lodge.

On decent roads, the transfer from Kigali takes two and a half hours (you can arrange it directly or through your travel partner). On request, helicopter transfers are available.


Children are welcome at the lodge, and there is a family cottage that is specifically made to accommodate them. Please be aware that gorilla visits are not authorized for youngsters under the age of 15.

Room service.

Telephone lines connect cottages to the front desk. On demand room service is offered. In the cottages, tea and coffee are provided with the morning wake-up call.


Every day, laundry is done for no additional charge.

Water Bottle.

On arrival, we provide each of our visitors with a free branded water bottle that can be filled at the lodge using reverse osmosis filtering. Drinking the water is completely safe. To lessen the quantity of plastic trash in this priceless animal ecosystem, we give visitors reusable bottles.

Credit Cards and Cash.

It accepts both Visa and Mastercard. Please be aware that we do not accept US dollar bills that are older than 2000.


Year-round hours of operation. Seasonal rates are broken down into High, Mid, and Green. Details can be found on the Gross Tariff Sheet.

Clothes to wear.

Because customers frequently go on a safari while on vacation, we recognize the need of packing lightly. As a result, your luggage can only weigh up to 15 kg on the smaller aircraft. For anyone who would like to borrow ours, we do offer light rain jackets, small backpacks, gaiters, gloves, walking sticks, and boots.


Customers who want to go gorilla trekking must be in the reasonable physical condition and capable of walking for an extended period of time in the steep and forested terrain.

Health and Insurance.

Although Yellow Fever immunizations are not necessary for travelers from non-endemic states entering Rwanda, they are for those entering endemic nations and before entering the majority of East African nations. It is strongly advised that you get a Yellow Fever vaccine if you are going to any other African country before or after Rwanda to make sure you are compliant with the criteria. Before you travel, kindly double-check the most recent criteria.

Before coming to Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, please make sure you have arranged for complete medical and travel insurance.

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