Activities at Wilderness Sabyinyo

From Wilderness Sabyinyo guests can experience a thrilling Gorilla safari in Rwanda and also a variety of excursions to places of great beauty and historic interest.

At Wilderness Sabyinyo, Gorilla trekking is the main activity but other Rwanda holiday attractions include a trek to see the rare Golden Monkey, fantastic birding, visiting beautiful lakes and colourful villages as well as poignant memorials.

For many a Gorilla safari in Rwanda is a life changing event and a dream come true. A Gorilla trek is dramatic, thrilling and touching. The Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda has 7 habituated Gorilla families and holds about half of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas left in the world. To see them in their natural habitat is a rare privilege.

While guests are at Wilderness Sabyinyo they can also enjoy various excursions into this exciting corner of Africa. Bird watchers can get to grips with the mind boggling thought that Rwanda has 670 recorded bird species. Other treks into the bamboo forests on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains will see troops of the rare and delightful Golden Monkey, leaping from tree to tree and frolicking in the clearings.

Wilderness Sabyinyo guests can see the picturesque lakes in the region, namely Kivu, Burera, Ruhondo and Karago or take a trip to see interesting lava flows outside Ruhengeri, a bustling agricultural market town. Visits to the genocide memorials and local socio-economic and conservation projects are highly recommended to witness remarkable progress in action.


  • Gorilla trekking
  • Treks to see the Golden Monkeys
  • Cultural village visits, community projects, basketwork and pottery
  • Local conservation and socio-economic projects
  • The genocide memorials
  • The lava flows outside Ruhengeri town
  • Lakes Kivu, Burera, Ruhondo and Karago
  • Vibrant and colourful local markets and villages
  • Guided birding – Rwanda boasts 670 species
  • Dian Fossey memorial and research centre
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