Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

About Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a small private luxury tented camp made up of seven en-suite tents on the beautiful shores of Lake Ihema. The camp surrounds a grass-thatched main structure that houses the reception area, the lounge, dining area and bar. The camp is fully powered by solar energy and has hot running water throughout. With a capacity of slightly over 20 people, the camp is an intimate retreat allowing for a relaxing stay while remaining immersed in the wildlife. Proceeds from the lodge go towards conservation and supporting the communities around the park where many of the staff come from.

Lodge Details


A luxury safari lodge with large detached accommodation.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is just 3km away from the main entrance to Volcanoes National Park and 2 hours drive, on good roads, from central Kigali. To the north are great views of the 15,000ft high Virunga Volcanoes and to the south the agricultural lowlands.

Accommodation & Facilities

The main lodge is made from local stone with terracotta roof tiles and beautifully landscaped gardens, ideal for trying to spot one of the area 650 bird species. The bar and dining area lead out on to an extravagant and extensive outdoor decking area from which guests can enjoy spectacular views and relax after a hard days trekking. The main lodge also has a library, games room, shop and a community awareness centre – where you will find information on the areas gorillas and the history of Rwanda.

Accommodation consists of 5 cottages, 2 suites and a family room, which has an extra bedroom and bathroom. Each room has its own private veranda, modern en-suite bathroom and sitting room with a fireplace, fantastic as it can get chilly in the evenings. Rooms also include a dressing room, large comfortable beds and huge windows, so you can’t escape the beauty of the area.


Gorilla trekking is the main activity in the area. Watching these magnificent creatures in there natural habitat is a surprisingly a dramatic, touching and thrilling experience, the memories of which will last you a lifetime. Other than this there are visits to local community projects and genocide memorials and escorted excursions such as walks and bird watching.

Additionally there is a massage parlour for those wanting something a little more indulgent!

Child Policy

Children of any age are welcome; however they must be 15 or over to take part in trekking the gorillas.

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