Perfectly located at only a few minutes’ distance from the Volcanoes National Park, lies the luxurious Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Set high on the slopes of the Virunga volcanic mountain range, the lodge commands a spectacular view out over its surroundings and the 13.000 hectares large national park.
World-famous for its last wild mountain gorillas, the Volcanoes National Park was founded in 1969 from vast parts of the former Albert National Park. The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is the perfect
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base camp for embarking on the legendary gorilla trekking tours.
The lodge is run by the SACOLA foundation. Its profit is dedicated to the conservation of the national park on the one hand and the support of the local population and their economy on the other. Of course, the overall aim is to protect the last, endangered mountain gorillas.
The Sabyinyo’s facilities are divided into a beautiful main building, five generously large cottages, a family cottage and two suite cottages. The lodge offers sublime comforts in a wild setting – perfect for exploring the fascinating region.
The main building accommodates the reception, dining room and the bar. Sip an exotic cocktail and sample the delicious cuisine in fine style: either out on the sweeping terrace or inside by the crackling fireplace!
The additional facilities include a well-stocked reading room and a playroom. The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is dedicated to ecological operations. For your comfort, electricity in these remote regions has to be provided by a generator. Please note that the generator will only be running six hours a day.
Powerful batteries fill the gap and ensure electricity around the clock. However, their power load is not sufficient for high consumers like hair-dryers or larger electronics like laptops. They may be charged only with the generator running.
The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge’s high altitude location results in surprisingly cool temperatures year-round with an occasional rain shower. These conditions are a blessing for the ecosystem of the national park and the mountain gorillas. Please remember to pack accordingly.
A guided gorilla trekking tour takes you close to the massive but gentle giants, deep into the misty folds of the forest. It is a touching experience to come face to face with one of mankind’s ancestors and see the bright spark of intelligence clearly in their eyes.
The gorilla troops are usually composed of one dominant male with several females and their young. Unfortunately ranking high on the red list of endangered species, the mountain gorillas enjoy strict protection and only a very limited number of visitors are granted permission for a visit.
Doubtlessly, it is a privilege to receive this opportunity – one to leave lasting memories! Welcome to Rwanda and welcome to the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge!
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