Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is one of the best luxury facilities in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. It is part of governor’s camps, it is hidden in the foot hills of the Virunga volcanic region, and the spectacular view of the forest is lovely, the lodge is a perfect location to find mountain gorillas, gorilla beringei, these are a subspecies of the eastern gorilla living within the ecosystem without being captivated, there are 10 habituated gorilla families in the national park, they have been tamed to contain human presence while doing their daily activities.
Encompassed by the forest at large, guests get to choose their suites or cottages of the national park, the safari lodge is one of the best places to stay while in Rwanda each room is placed with a large sitting room, ensuite bathroom and private veranda, the terracotta tile roof tops and well- varnished floors are a so lovely the lodge is mostly constructed from local materials, the menu a variety of food choice, served from breakfast, lunch dinner, they served the best meals to travelers ranging from continental dishes, some of the food on the menu is inspired by the local cuisine.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is only a few meters away from the gorilla tracking point, it will give you the best of gorilla experience in the wild, the national park is home to 30% of gorilla species in the world, during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, there were quite many people who encroached on the park, this posed a threat to extinction of the park species, however thanks to the Rwandan government, there has been a lot of ongoing conservation to the increased number of gorilla population for example the gorilla naming ceremony. Tracking mountain gorillas requires you to have a gorilla tracking permit $1500 based on the little number of gorillas in the park it is important to book accommodation in time as well.
Gorilla tracking takes place beginning at the park headquarters, the gorillas live in groups of up to 10 members led by a male silver back, the families keep feeding in the national park roaming from one place to another it should be noted that gorillas are omnivorous species, they feed on plants of the forest, the adventures through the park can be so strenuous and therefore important to consider a physical fitness when thing of a trip to the gorilla land, Golden monkey tracking in the park is similar to the gorillas, you will assemble at the park for a morning briefing, enjoy the lovely experience on the hike to the bamboo forested area, they are so beautiful in their golden brown cheeks, and are so fast jumping and swinging from one tree to another, it is possible for the golden monkeys to visit at the your lodge veranda.
Volcanoes National Park is one of the closest national parks in Rwanda, it is a quick gateway point, and trips to the national park take approximately 2 hours’ drive to the destination, trips to the national park can be combined together with a Kigali City Tour.