Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga’s, the chain of 15,000ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Lodge is some 3 kilometers from the main entrance to the Parc National des Volcans in Northwest Rwanda near the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lodge is a comfortable 2-hour drive from central Kigali. The site itself is approximately one kilometer from the Park boundary on the gentle foothills of Sabyinyo, one of the most impressive of the five volcanoes visible from the site
From the Lodge our clients have magnificent views to the verdant slopes of the Vicuña Volcanoes to the North and over the agricultural lowlands to the South. Our clients can make the short journey to the Park headquarters each morning for their gorilla trek in only a few minutes, and the Lodge is a perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is owned by SACOLA, a Rwandese community trust with conservation and socio-economic development objectives. The lodge has been conceived and constructed, and will be operated and managed by Governors Camp, one of the most respected names in luxury tourism in East Africa. SACOLA, which represents some 6,000 households in the area adjacent to the Parc National des Volcans, will use rental and other income from the Lodge to achieve its conservation and socio-economic objectives
The lodge has provided immediate benefits to the local community in the form of employment, with up to 650 laborers on site at any one time.
The lodge itself comprises a main lodge building, including bar, dining room, library, games room, reception, shop and community awareness centre, and 2 guest suites, 5 cottages and one family complex. The lodge will accommodate 16 – 20 clients in the utmost comfort.
All guest rooms and suites are individual cottages carefully positioned on the undulating site to take full advantage of the wonderful views of the Virunga Volcanoes whilst retaining as much privacy as possible. All guest cottages comprise sitting room, fire place, dressing room, large bathroom with all modern amenities and veranda