The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is conveniently placed at the feet of the Virungas, the striking volcano mountains through which so many hike in order to catch a glimpse of mountain gorillas. The 8 cottages and suites are structured so as to give guests the most all-encompassing view, promising privacy, a vast countryside, and beautifully decorated quarters. Dining is a similarly pleasing experience, with a variety of fare meeting the standards of even the most discerning traveler. Staff here are extremely helpful, all possessing a very caring nature, and a willingness to assist guests. Besides visiting the famed mountain gorillas, be sure to check out the local marketplaces and find out more about local community projects.
The lodge is located adjacent to the Parc National des Volcans, north-western Rwanda, approximately 3 kms from the main entrance to the Park, and some 2 hours drive on good roads from Kigali. The lodge offers 18 beds (5 cottages, 1 family suite, 2 suite cottages). Facilities include en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower, double basins, flush loo, hot and cold running water. All cottages are extremely spacious and private, comprising sheltered veranda, sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. Electricity is offered at Y220 – 240 volts. Please note, the lodge is not connected to the Electricity Grid in Rwanda and is designed to have as small a carbon footprint as possible. Therefore, generators which power the lodge only run for an average of 6 hours per day. Inverter systems (banks of powerful batteries) provide power to guest rooms 24 hours a day, but may not run high power appliances such as hair dryers and computers.
Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five double cottages, two suites and one family suite. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water. The family suite has a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fireplace.
Contained within the main lodge building, the bar and dining room has fireplaces to warm them during cold weather, and outside decks for al-fresco drinks and meals during warm weather.
The main attraction of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is its proximity to the Virungas and the Parc National des Volcans where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible. Excursions will lead you to learn more about community projects, basketwork and pottery. Other tours include: Escorted Bird Watching Walks, Escorted Walks and Mountain Bike Excursions, Climbing Mt Visoke, Climbing Mt M'Gahinga, Climbing Mt Muhabura, Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village, Musanze Market, Trek to Lake Ngezi, Kinigi Cultural Village & Community Walk, Visit Sonrise School, Buhanga Sacred Forest, Gisenyi Lakeside Resort, Gishwati Forest, Twin Lakes, Scenic Cruise on Lake Bulera & Russumo Falls Trek.
(Parc National des Volcans, Kigali, Nyungwe)
Trekking in the majestic Virunga mountains to visit the rare mountain gorillas and then the Nyungwe Forest National Park were the forest is home to 14 species of primates. Includes a city tour in Kigali, transfers, and guide.
(Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi)
(Parc National des Volcans)
Mountain trekking from your five star lodge to stare into the eyes of the worlds largest primate.
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