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      Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

      Volcanoes, Gorillas and Incredible Views

      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. Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five double cottages, two suites and one family suite and can accommodate up to 18 guests. 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. The main lodge building comprises reception, sitting room with snug area, dining room, library / games room, a responsible tourism / community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth and all rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views to the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding lowland farmland. At Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge we offer specialized massage treatments designed to relax, refresh and rejuvenate you after a hike to see the mountain gorillas. From the lodge we offer escorted bird watching walks, escorted walks and escorted mountain bike excursions in the local area. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located on the edge of Volcanoes National Park and a 15-minute drive from park headquarters, where all activities in the park start. Activities on offer at an additional cost in the Volcanoes National Park include gorilla trekking, treks to see the golden monkeys, as well as lots of treks and hikes to view the volcanoes and their hidden treasures. Clients wishing to go gorilla trekking must be reasonably fit and able to handle walking for some time in the hilly and forested terrain. To reach the lodge, clients must walk 700 feet or so uphill from the car park. Gorilla trekking permits are issued by the government on a per person, per day basis at a cost of $1500 per permit and are not included in the accommodation cost.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $1,211 per person per night
      • Location: Eastern Africa, Rwanda
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 18 beds
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: AWF Conservation Lodges
      • Included: Accommodation, three meals per person per night booked, laundry, room service, wine, beer and soft drinks, concession fees
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        Champagne, liqueurs, spirits, room service, curio shop items, escorted bird watching walks, mountain bike excursions, Iby'iwacu cultural village visit, trek to Dian Fossey research camp, twin lakes excursion, Buhanga Sacred Forest excursion, Gishwati Sacred Forest excursion, Musanze market, trek to Lake Ngezi, climbing Mount Visoke, climbing Mount M'gahinga, climbing Mount Muhabura, scenic cruise on Lake Bulera and Russumo Falls trek, Gorilla trekking ($1500 per permit), Golden Monkey trekking

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring a Little of Africa Home

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Golden Monkey Trekking

        More Rwandan Primate Adventure

        The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park area. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the more

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        Primate Safari

        A Life-Changing Experience

        Visit our gorilla cousins in their natural habitat. Most visitors are amazed at just how much we have in common with our wild relatives. Some travelers feel this is not just a trip highlight, but a life highlight.

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        Spa Service

        Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.

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