Sabyinyo is one of the original five-star lodges near Volcanoes National Park.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of five cottages, one family cottage, and two luxury suites. Every cottage is constructed using local stone and terracotta roof tiles. The family suite contains two independent en suite rooms connected by a shared verandah. For added privacy, the more secluded suites are larger than the standard cottages and have an extra sitting area. The stylish en-suite bathrooms are finished with Venetian plaster and feature dual sinks, a deep bath, a large walk-in shower, and a large window with spectacular views of the mountains. The cottages and suites also have a large sitting area, cozy fireplace, dressing room, and a sheltered veranda.
The lodge is nestled in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, a chain of 15,000-foot volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC and encompassing six dormant and two active volcanoes. It’s a short drive to the headquarters for the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, the starting point for all gorilla treks. Spanning ninety-nine miles, it is the oldest national park in Africa. Most famously it is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 400 of them. Moreover, it’s also the site of groundbreaking gorilla conservation efforts conducted by primatologist, Dian Fossey, the inspiration for the book and film, Gorillas in the Mist. Guests can visit her grave and research center.