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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a new luxury lodge that has been built right on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park at Ruhengeri. It's excellently located for gorilla trekking and other activities in the park, only ten minutes' drive from the Park Headquarters and its location at 7,000 ft above sea level will help acclimatise you to the altitude for the gorilla trek.

The main lodge and all of the eight cottages have stunning views of the string of Virunga Volcanoes, and are well spaced out for privacy. The cottages are spacious and include a sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, dressing room, 24 hour electricity and a large bathroom with bath and shower with hot and cold running water. They also have a sheltered balcony where you can relax and read a book or marvel at the views. Other facilities include a library and games room in the main lodge, bar and restaurant and room service on request.


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Tour ideas in Volcanoes National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Golden Monkey Tracking
      Golden monkey, Volcanoes National Park

      Golden Monkey Tracking

      Golden Monkey Tracking

      The golden monkeys live in the bamboo vegetation toward the base of the volcanoes and have overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.

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    • Gorilla Tracking
      Silverback gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

      Gorilla Tracking

      Gorilla Tracking

      Mountain gorilla tracking is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences. It is difficult to describe the exhilaration attached to first setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.

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    • Visit to Dian Fossey's Grave
      Mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

      Visit to Dian Fossey's Grave

      Visit to Dian Fossey's Grave

      Forest hogs, buffalo and various species of monkey live in the forest, so keep your eyes peeled as you trek! Once you get to the Karisoke Research Camp you will be shown around, and can see Dian Fossey's grave as well as the hut where she spent so many years living close to the gorillas.

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