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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

A classic safari lodge, the original Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is one of the oldest residences in Rwandan safari experiences. Founded upon conservation and giving back to the land, the lodge is a 100% community-owned venture in partnership with the Rwandan government, The International Gorilla Conservation Program and African Wildlife Foundation to benefit the SACOLA community trust, local custodians of Rwanda’s Gorilla rich forests.
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“I shall never forget my first encounter with gorillas. Sound preceded sight. Odor preceded sound. The air was suddenly rent by a high-pitched series of screams followed by the rhythmic chestbeats of a Great Silverback male obscured by what seemed an impenetrable wall of vegetation.”

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Designed as gracious country manors and rustic cottages on a hillside overlooking the volcanoes, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge appeals to a by-gone era in Virunga rainforest explorations. In the daytime, the gardens are filled with rich birdsongs and at turndown, the log fireplaces are set for perfect relaxation in a haven of cool mountain air. Perfect for couples and families, the lodge offers six cottages, two suites and one family cottage.

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WHAT YOU'LL LOVE

›   The most luxurious eco-lodge in Rwanda
›   One of Africa’s most biodiverse regions
›   Only 6 private villas with wraparound views
›   Designed by traditional Rwandan craftsmen
›   Private viewing deck in your own villa space
›   Enjoy scenic running trails along the forest

Sabyinyo is named after the Gorilla group found on the Virunga mountain slopes of Rwanda.

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Gorillas at Sabyinyo

About half of the world’s entire wild population of Mountain Gorillas is found on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas, with habituated family groups comprising seven to over thirty-five individuals. One of the most poignant wilderness experiences, an encounter with a Silverback Gorilla is unforgettable.

Located only 15 minutes drive from the Volcanoes Park where you begin your trek to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla. Extra excursions available:

  • Golden monkey treks (Permit fee extra)
  • Guided bird watching walks
  • Escorted mountain bike trails
  • Iby’iwacu cultural village visits
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s historic camp site
  • Visit Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla fund campus
  • Musanze market trip and community visit
  • Picnics can be arranged on request

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

The most dramatic
Gorilla trek in Africa

Only 6 luxury suites

Authentic Rwandan experience

An unforgettable adventure

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Gorillas at Sabyinyo

About half of the world’s entire wild population of Mountain Gorillas is found on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas, with habituated family groups comprising seven to over thirty-five individuals. One of the most poignant wilderness experiences, an encounter with a Silverback Gorilla is unforgettable.

Located only 15 minutes drive from the Volcanoes Park where you begin your trek to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla. Extra excursions available:

  • Golden monkey treks (Permit fee extra)
  • Guided bird watching walks
  • Escorted mountain bike trails
  • Iby’iwacu cultural village visits
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s historic camp site
  • Visit Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla fund campus
  • Musanze market trip and community visit
  • Picnics can be arranged on request

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

RATE CARD 2023
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$1,400
per person per night
Child policy
*15 yrs min. for Gorilla trek
Seasonal offers
Special rate of $1,050 on 1st Gorilla Permit when combined with our Signature Rwanda Safaris
PLUS +
Extra fees + permits

Gorilla permit
Conservation fee

$1,500 daily*
*per person

$1,700
per person per night
Child policy
*15 yrs min. for Gorilla trek
Seasonal offers
Custom packages, tailored by request.
PLUS +
Extra fees + permits

Gorilla permit
Conservation fee

$1,500 daily*
*per person

$1,400
per person per night
Child policy
*15 yrs min. for Gorilla trek
Seasonal offers
Special rate of $1,050 on 1st Gorilla Permit when combined with our Signature Rwanda Safaris
PLUS +
Extra fees + permits

Gorilla permit
Conservation fee

$1,500 daily*
*per person

$1,700
per person per night
Child policy
*15 yrs min. for Gorilla trek
Seasonal offers
Custom packages, tailored by request.
PLUS +
Extra fees + permits

Gorilla permit
Conservation fee

$1,500 daily*
*per person

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What's included
Your stay at
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
includes:

Classic safari accommodation at Sabyinyo
All meals included with local drinks
Traditional afternoon safari tea
Complimentary laundry service
Current applicable government taxes + VAT

Price excludes: Transfers to lodge, Gorilla permits $1500 per person per day extra, Single supplement extra. Flights to Africa extra. *All prices printed in United States Dollars.

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›   Ruwenzori batis
›   Streaky seedeater
›   Paradise flycatcher

BIRDING
Some unique birds in the Virungas

›   Mountain black boubou
›   Ruwenzori turaco
›   Ruwenzori nightjar
›   Black-crowned waxbill
›   Strange weaver
›   Ruwenzori batis
›   Streaky seedeater
›   Paradise flycatcher

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