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Wilderness Sabinyo

An impactful combination of world-class lodge and community force driving socio-economic development and conservation, Wilderness Sabyinyo nestles in the foothills of the mist-shrouded Virunga Massif, a chain of eight immense volcanoes, which straddle three countries. Set on a lush 10.78-hectare property (26.64 acres), Sabyinyo invites you in with its dramatic backdrop of the misty volcanoes which gave the lodge its name – Sabyinyo means old man’s teeth in Kinyarwanda. Here guests can get close to the stories of the land, the wilderness, and the communities. And venture out to encounter Rwanda’s beloved mountain gorillas.
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo
Wilderness Sabinyo

Room Information

Sabyinyo has six charming cottages with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs. Each has a spacious sitting area, a fireplace and extra-roomy en-suite bathroom. Outdoors, a spacious veranda invites you to relax and enjoy the bird-filled gardens. The spacious family cottage offers two separate bedrooms, each with its own en-suite facilities. Families can enjoy breakfast outdoors on the shared veranda, and cozy up in the evenings around the inviting fireplace in the large sitting area. There are also two extra-spacious luxury suites. Each features an expansive sitting area, two verandas with impressive views and en-suite bathroom (shower and bath). The suites are perfect for couples and honeymooners.

Things To Do

Gorilla Trekking
An unrivalled wildlife encounter. Hike Rwanda’s lush Volcanoes National Park for some of the most accessible mountain gorilla trekking in Central-East Africa. For one precious hour, enter the lives of these remarkable creatures.

Golden Monkey Trekking
Trek to the high-altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park where you will discover the playful and inquisitive nature of the golden monkey.

Hike To Dian Fossey’s Grave & Karisoke
Learn about works of the famous American primatologist and conservationist, Dian Fossey with a hike to her grave site.

Guided Cultural Walks
Enjoy an inspirational guided community walk.

Guided Bird-Watching Walks
Spot 40+ species of birds at and around Sabyinyo.

Visit Sabyinyo Village
Be immersed in a cultural experience in a neighboring village together with the resident as you learn more about traditions and the villagers’ way of life.

Gorilla Guardian Village
Experience Rwandan village life by watching and participating in local life, grinding seeds, firing bows and arrows and taking part in a traditional intore dance.

A Trip To Twin Lakes
Visit the Twin Lakes of Rwanda (Burera and Ruhondo), about an hours drive from Sabyinyo by road, this trip offers magical scenery with culture and birdlife.

Lake Kivu
Visit one of the largest lakes in Rwanda which is surrounded by tall, green hills.

Musanze Market
Visit the local market and interact with the farmers who come from nearby villages boarding Volcanoes National Park.



Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda



Available Amenities:

24 Hour Reception


Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining


Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.