Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Set on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans in a lush green property of 11 hectares, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge enjoys fabulous and dramatic views of the surrounding volcanoes.
All guest cottages are discretely situated in the folds of the hills and amongst the verdant vegetation of the Sabyinyo property. Each beautifully appointed ensuite cottage, with its country-chic style and open log fires, is a perfect haven of warmth and luxury. The main lodge building is designed with the guest in mind. Assorted seating areas in the main lounge, reception and entertainment room provide for intimate privacy, or the opportunity to meet other guests, and open-log fires throughout create a luxuriously warm and inviting atmosphere.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an exciting combination of a world-class lodge and a financial source driving socio-economic development and conservation initiatives in the areas adjacent to the Parc National des Volcans.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was conceived and is operated by The Governors’ Camp Collection. The idea was to develop a lodge whose revenue streams would improve the lives of local community members and directly support gorilla conservation. In partnership with The African Wildlife Foundation ("AWF") and The International Gorilla Conservation Program ("IGCP"), it was decided that the ownership of the lodge would rest with a Community Trust, "SACOLA". Lease rentals and a community development levy paid by every guest staying at the lodge are received by SACOLA. These income streams, now totalling over $3.1Million, are the driving force behind the socio-economic development projects undertaken by SACOLA and have directly benefited some 5,800 households and had a very positive impact on the lives of local people and gorilla conservation.