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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 August News

It has been a busy high season at Sabyinyo, there have been refurbishments at the lodge and marriage proposals in the nature garden! Guests have been enjoying some wonderful gorilla trekking, managed Alisa joined some clients on a trek to see the Pablo family whose silverback put on quite a display and they also had time to watch a large peaceful family gathering higher up the slopes. Alisa and Thor also went on the SACOLA community walk a lovely way to spend an afternoon and get a real glimpse into rural Rwandan life.

Guest Comments

March 2012 by Gordon from USA

Our experience was amazing, and we can't say enough about the wonderful staff at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. It is such beautiful accommodation, the meals were incredible, and the service was just out of this world.