Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
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Parc National des Volcans
North of Ruhengeri
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Reviewed by Kate Siber

Mountain gorillas may be some of our closest family members, evolutionarily speaking, but there are fewer than 800 left in the wild thanks in large part to humans' own destructive actions. Almost half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas, including the clan that Dian Fossey studied, reside in the lush volcanic hillsides of northwestern Rwanda.

Witnessing these sensitive and intelligent creatures, some say, is a profound, even spiritual experience, not least because it

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Birding,Cultural Activities,Hiking,Photography,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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The lodge is only minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla—perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.

The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000-foot volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest 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.

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