Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Experience unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park at Wilderness Sabyinyo, a quietly luxurious community-owned lodge nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Massif. Explore abundant wildlife, lush organic gardens, and uplifting community projects while staying in elegant stone cottages and suites with dramatic volcano views.

Nestled on a lush 16-hectare property on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Sabyinyo provides a dramatic backdrop of the Virunga volcano chain. This lodge is your gateway to incredible wildlife encounters, including the beloved mountain gorillas and curious golden monkeys. The park’s headquarters, where gorilla treks commence, is conveniently nearby.

Wilderness Sabyinyo offers a range of charming accommodations, including six stone cottages, two luxurious suites with king-size four-poster beds, and a spacious family unit with two separate bedrooms. Each cottage boasts a large sitting area, a fireplace, stylish en-suite bathrooms, and a sheltered veranda with sweeping views of the surrounding volcanoes. The traditional terracotta tile roofs and polished wooden floors add to the rustic elegance of the lodge.

Situated on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, all guest cottages are discretely and privately situated in the folds of the hills, and each has its own unique view. 



The on foot trek to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.

No of Rooms

Six charming stone cottages, two luxurious suites and one spacious family unit with two separate bedrooms.

Style of accommodation

Cozy and welcoming cottages.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.


All meals, selected beverages, guided gorilla treks, guided activities, laundry service.


Premium alcoholic beverages, spa treatments, gratuities.

Beyond wildlife encounters, Sabyinyo offers a range of nearby adventures, including hikes in Parc National des Volcans, cultural excursions, bird watching, mountain biking trails, and visits to scenic destinations. Scrumptious menus can be savored in the cozy dining room or on the outdoor deck, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Virunga volcanoes. Your stay at Sabyinyo contributes to wildlife conservation and community empowerment initiatives, allowing you to feel the power of resilience all around you.

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