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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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Good News for the Gorillas of Rwanda

April and May bring not only a change in the weather but some may say a change in the gorillas. The heavy rains also mark the bamboo season where fresh shoots are abundant and the gorillas descend from the heights of the volcanoes to sample their favorite juicy bamboo shoots or ‘gorilla beer’ as it is affectionately known by the guides and trackers! They say that the fresh bamboo changes the mood of the gorillas and liken it to having one to many cocktails! We have to say, there have been a few encounters from guests that may back up this claim!

Guest Comments

December 2013 by Sue W from UK

Thank you for all your hospitality at SSL last month. Nelis and Tracey are excellent managers and looked after us superbly.