Group Size: Based on Minimum 2 passengers
The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas in Rwanda, the chain of 4,570m volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. The stone cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa, offering large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms and a sheltered veranda.
Day 1 - Volcanoes National Park
On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and driven the short distance to Gisozi Genocide Memorial. Visit the moving and emotional memorial of the one million people killed in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda (approximately 125 KM / 3 hours). (D)
The lodge is only minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients can trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible. Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five double cottages, two suites and one family suite. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water.
Day 2 - Kigali
The Gorilla Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers one of the best locations for gorilla trekking with 10 habituated gorilla groups that you can trek to see. Starting in the cultivated land at the base of the volcanoes, the trek normally lasts a few hours. Depart after an early breakfast to Park Headquarters for the gorilla trekking formalities and briefing. The group (maximum 8 people), travel to the forest edge and commence trekking through the thick forest to see these magnificent creatures. The walking is quite steep but not overly strenuous (approximately 125 KM / 2.5 hours). After spending an hour with the gorillas return to your lodge for lunch.
After lunch you will be met and transferred to your Kigali hotel. (BL)
Situated in Central Kigali, the ambassadorial and commercial heart of Rwanda and the city’s pre-eminent meeting place for diplomats and business people. The Hotel is situated only 10 km from Kigali International Airport. The accommodation comprises of 104 air-conditioned rooms from the Presidential suite, luxury suites to deluxe rooms. The elegant Diplomat Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while The Lounge Bar offers a choice of three purpose designed areas: the bar, the lounge and the terrace.
Day 3 - End of Rwanda Tour
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your onward flight (approximately 15 KM / 20 minutes). (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 14 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 $2,430 $2,980
- 01 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 $2,235 $2,740
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
The price excludes Gorilla permit US$1,500pp per trek. Permit prices are subject to change.
Trekking may be fairly strenuous with treks up to six hours or longer, at high altitudes, not uncommon. Also, mountain gorillas are wild animals, and, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 95%. Minimum age 15 years.