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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


We are being advised that a yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving in Rwanda from all countries. Travellers arriving at Kigali International Airport without a valid yellow fever certificate will have to pay $40 for a vaccination on arrival.


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June at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

The seasons are turning and the clouds are lifting giving glorious views of the volcanoes and beautiful starry nights. There has been lots of bird and wildlife seen in the lodge grounds including a golden monkey and African Harrier Hawk. Alisa and Leonard took a trip to the local schools to talk to the children about tourism. The lodge community association donates 60 cows and 6 new houses to the community. Thor and Alisa explore the kayaking on Lake Kivu and they take a trek to see the Isabukuru family with their two tiny twin gorilla babies.

Guest Comments

October 2015 by Lesley S from USA

My husband and I and another couple, all from the USA, left a week ago tomorrow from your most wonderful hospitable beautiful dramatic Sabyinyo Silverback. We were devastated to leave and we miss everything and everyone.