Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
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 it's location at 7,000ft above sea level will help acclimatize 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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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite 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.
The golden monkeys live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and have overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.
Gorilla Tracking Mountain gorilla tracking is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences. It is difficult to describe the exhilaration attached to fist setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.
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.