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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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November at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rainy season has arrived in Rwanda, and with it wild flowers are blooming in the lodge grounds, bringing in an abundance of birdlife. New bamboo shoots are growing in the forests drawing the gorilla families down the slopes to feed on their favourite delicacy and get a little drunk in the process. Jess and Oliver take a memorable trip to the twin lakes and the genocide memorial and they bid a fond farewell to the Sabyinyo team as they return to Kenya.

Guest Comments

October 2014 by S.B from UAE

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was the best lodge of the week, which we were sort of expecting. The rooms (small private cabins) are huge, comfortable, and very nice. Had a fireplace that was always lit and when we returned to the room.