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Sabyinyo Silverback LodgeSabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Dramatic. Thrilling. Poignant. The wildlife experience of a lifetime

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located close to the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.

The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa. The lodge is built and operated by Governors’ Camp. The lodge is owned by a Community Trust, SACOLA, which uses rentals and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities adjacent to the National Park. Governors’ Camp Rwanda Ltd would like to thank the African Wildlife Foundation, Gaylord and Cathy Layton of Tayside Associates LLC and the Rwanda Development Board for the vital role they played in the development of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Governors’ Camp encourages all clients of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge to find out more about African Wildlife Foundation at


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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge News July

Its been a busy month at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, as high season begins we have been welcoming lots of interesting guests including a Fellow of the American College of Cardiologypart of a team of dedicated doctors involved with the Great Ape Heart Project. Managers Alisa and Thor took the opportunity to hike up Mt Bisoke and trek to see the Agashya Gorilla Familes and Alisa fills us in on what an insightful delight the village walk from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is.

Guest Comments

September 2012 by Baker. S from Uk

The main lodge building was very comfortable, roomy and stylish with a large lounge and bar, information room, shop, reception and quiet seating area and a large airy dining room, plus an outside covered veranda with further comfortable seating.