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Home of the Silverback 

A quietly luxurious community-owned lodge offering unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.


Wilderness Sabyinyo

In the foothills of the mist-shrouded Virunga Massif nestles beautiful Sabyinyo. Here, the true spirit of conservation and rehabilitation can be felt everywhere: In our community-inspired luxurious lodge, our bountiful organic gardens, upliftment projects, abundant wildlife and, of course, the star attraction: Volcanoes National Park’s beloved mountain gorillas, and curious golden monkeys, among many others.

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Accommodation at Sabyinyo comprises six charming stone cottages, two luxurious suites with king-size four-poster beds and one spacious family unit with two separate bedrooms. Each elegant cottage features large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms and a sheltered veranda with cinematic views over the volcanoes.
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Meals at Sabyinyo are designed with sustainability in mind, using healthy, flavourful recipes that tread lightly on the Earth. Daily harvests from our organic vegetable gardens inspire our menu of traditional dishes sprinkled with cosmopolitan flair. It goes without saying our meals are served with warm Rwandan hospitality in this dreamy, mist-cloaked setting.
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Wilderness Sabyinyo

You’ve trekked through a magnificent forest. Your park rangers turn to you, and finally, you catch your first glimpse. Babies swinging playfully from branches, - just like human children, mothers chewing lazily on bamboo, the silverback keeping a close eye on a quarrelsome blackback. You have one precious hour with these iconic primates, and you’ll soak up every second of it.


Wilderness Sabinyo Rwanda Purpose

A community for conservation

Community. Conservation. Comfort. Volcanoes National Park and its mountain gorillas are the main draw at Sabyinyo, the first community-owned lodge in Rwanda. Engage in community empowerment activities with SACOLA, the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association and learn how Sabyinyo pioneered Rwanda’s impactful mountain gorilla tourism.






Sabyinyo experiences

Besides gorilla and golden monkey trekking, there is much to see and discover at Sabyinyo. Search for endemic Rwandan bird species with our guides; take a tour of the delightful gardens; be inspired by the hospitality and warmth of the local villagers; or indulge in a therapeutic massage. Greet the setting sun with stories around a cozy fireplace, savouring wines and feasting on local flavours.


Explore camps in Volcanoes National Park

Sabyinyo is located near Volcanoes National Park in north-western Rwanda. It sits in the foothills of the Virunga Massif, a chain of eight immense volcanoes, which straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These three countries preserve this section of the Virungas for one crucial reason: to protect Endangered mountain gorillas.

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Sabyinyo featured stories

Longing to visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s National Park? Scroll through our striking wildlife photographs, read our featured collection of stories and get on the ground updates from our team at Sabyinyo.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.