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The lodge is situated in the foothills of the Virungas, the chain of 15,000 foot volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The lodge has wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been well built and tastefully decorated and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating corner of Africa.
The main attraction of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is its proximity to the Virungas and the Parc National des Volcans where you trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla - perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible. There are, however, a myriad of other excursions on offer, including treks to see the fascinating and beautiful Golden Monkeys which are found in the bamboo forests on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains and who provide entertaining viewing as they leap from tree to tree and frolic in the open clearings of the forest. Other activities on offer include visits to the Dian Fossey memorial and research centre and visiting nearby lakes, Ruhondo and Bulera, separated by a ridge of hills. Here you can walk or take a boat out on to the lake and enjoy an atmospheric sundowner looking back to the volcanic peaks of the Virungas.