Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – Rwanda

Sabyinyo Silverback lodge is nestled into the slopes of the Virunga Mountains – home of the rare Mountain gorilla.

Built of local stone with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, the lodge only has five double cottages, two suites and one family suite, all tucked into the hillside with beautiful views of the volcanoes.

Each cottage comprises a main bedroom area, a large sitting area, a fireplace, a stylish en-suite bathroom, a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water.

The main lodge comprises a reception, sitting room with snug lounging area, dining room, community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth, and all the rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding farmland.

This is a perfect place to be based while tracking these giant apes.