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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.


May at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rainy season in the Volcanoes has filled the rivers and streams, greened up the mountainsides and brought the gorillas lower down the slopes to feed. Our guests have been enjoying some wonderful moments with the gorillas. A consensus on gorilla numbers released this month reveals some great news on gorilla numbers. We have been working on further reducing our environmental impact filtering the mountain water and givign guests metal water bottles to use during their stay with us.

Guest Comments

April 2016 by Michael.L from USA

Thank you for all of your work on this trip. It worked out very well. We had a wonderful time in Rwanda as well as Seychelles with all of the transports going without a hitch. Yes, we did get to see the gorillas and they were fantastic.