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Rwanda

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a high end five-star lodge situated adjacent to Rwanda’s 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.

The gorilla treks are the main draw of the lodge. From the park’s headquarters, guests can take a one-hour guided hike through lush bamboo forests with the chance of spotting a fully-grown silverback gorilla, up to three times the size of an average man, yet remarkably peaceable and tolerant of human visitors. For an easier walk, there is always a golden monkey trek to watch these playful creatures jumping and climbing through the trees. Escorted bird watching walks are available for viewing the more than forty species of around Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge and the almost 200 species that make the region their home. Other activities include guided mountain bike rides as well as trips to Twin Lakes, Buhanga Sacred Forest, Gishwati Forest, and Musanze Market where visitors can bargain for souvenirs.

The common area at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge houses a reception, a sitting room, the dining room, a library/game room, and a shop. The floors of the main building are all of polished wood, and three large fireplaces ensure the area is warm when the weather is inclement. There are two patio areas offering dramatic views toward the Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge also offers specialized massage treatments are available for tired and aching bodies.

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Rwanda

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a high end five-star lodge situated adjacent to Rwanda’s 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.

The gorilla treks are the main draw of the lodge. From the park’s headquarters, guests can take a one-hour guided hike through lush bamboo forests with the chance of spotting a fully-grown silverback gorilla, up to three times the size of an average man, yet remarkably peaceable and tolerant of human visitors. For an easier walk, there is always a golden monkey trek to watch these playful creatures jumping and climbing through the trees. Escorted bird watching walks are available for viewing the more than forty species of around Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge and the almost 200 species that make the region their home. Other activities include guided mountain bike rides as well as trips to Twin Lakes, Buhanga Sacred Forest, Gishwati Forest, and Musanze Market where visitors can bargain for souvenirs.

The common area at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge houses a reception, a sitting room, the dining room, a library/game room, and a shop. The floors of the main building are all of polished wood, and three large fireplaces ensure the area is warm when the weather is inclement. There are two patio areas offering dramatic views toward the Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge also offers specialized massage treatments are available for tired and aching bodies.