Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

This lodge is an exclusive and up market lodge situated minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans, where the starting point for the gorilla trekking is located.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas and affords magnificent views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.

Guest cottages and the main lodge are beautifully constructed and finished to a very high standard. The lodge is a perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of East Africa.

The lodge is built and operated by Governor’s Camp. The lodge is owned by a community trust, SACOLA, which uses rental and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities adjacent to the park. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) played a vital role in the development of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five double cottages, two suites and one family suite. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water.

The family suite has a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The main lodge building comprises reception, sitting room with snug area, dining room, library / games room, a responsible
tourism / community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth and all rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views to the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding lowland farmland.

Guest Comments

This is such a beautiful, tranquil and a very special place. What inspired us even more than the awe inspiring scenery was the staff who were consistently professional, friendly and beyond helpful. This is truly a gem in the midst of a remarkable country, and we hope to return soon.

Kevin and Shana Brenner - USA

I feel very privledged to have visited the Gorillas and stayed at this beautiful Lodge.

Nancy Biling - USA

To our friends at Sabyinyo you have made our visit to Rwanda a magical memory.

Peter and Ruth Marnetti - USA

A perfect place – great job all round – food fantastic, staff very attentive and of course the Gorillas – WOW!

Cory Marder - USA

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge has seasonal rates:

  • 1st January – 31st March
    = Mid Season
  • 1st April – 31st May
    = Low Season
  • 1st June – 15th July
    = Mid Season
  • 16th July – 31st October
    = High Season
  • 1st November – 14th December
    = Mid Season
  • 15th – 31st December
    = High Season


Classic Africa Safaris is 100% Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral 2012

As part of our corporate social responsibility program Classic Africa Safaris is carbon neutral. We are the FIRST safari company in Uganda and Rwanda to become carbon neutral, and one of the first safari/travel companies in East Africa to officially 'GO GREEN'.