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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
4.5 of 5
adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boyle Heights
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for our gorilla trekking adventure and do not regret vacationing at this facility. Yes, there is a steep climb to the main lodge like other reviewers have pointed out, but it only takes up a few minutes of an otherwise amazing experience. Putting that aside, you will enjoy some of the best hospitality, food,... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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55 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed in Sabinyo as it could be so much better.The floors were freezing ,the shower was terrible,no power at all.The food was mediocre..The managers are nice.The situation is good,but there are a lot of stairs.Overall not very good value for money but they do give 10% of revenues to charity,which is great.Probably the best place to... More 

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Scottsdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The managers Finely and Wendy make the stay at the lodge perfect. They are warm and welcoming and give great advise on the trekking in the area. The food is fabulous and service is first rate. The rooms are quite dark and need refreshing but they are planning a refurb in a few months. The water pressure in the shower... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

As with the other Governors facilities in Kenya this one does hospitality extremely well. Very friendly staff, well managed with a level of personal service, good food and comfortable lodges. I have always loved the idea of an early morning wakeup call with coffee delivered and your own fire in your lodge.A unique experience. Only negative is the steep walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Never ever get tired of this place. There is an allure to it that simply seems to be pulling be back to the place wherever in the world I may be. The climate, the vegetation, the home-away-from home catching feeling, the calmness. Too irresistible. This could be the perfect spot for honeymooning couples.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This lovely lodge was a great home for us during our recent gorilla trekking adventure. Managers Finley and Wendy welcomed us with genuine warmth and concern regarding our every need - the food and service throughout exceeded all expectation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Staying here made the entire gorilla trek experience a joy. Seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat was extraordinary. Coming back to Sabyinyio Silverback Lodge made it even more so. The staff, food and accomodation were all excellent. Only way to go!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lodge is excellent only one small fault a lot of steps to the reception,need to build a path so golf carts can take clients up to the lodge.ideal for seeing the gorillas.everyone eats on one large table so you meet many other guests which is always interesting

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Orange, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for 2 nights in January 2015. The lodge has very convenient access to the Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking and lodge services are designed to complement these treks. There seems to be some disagreement in other reviews as to the "luxury" status of the lodge. In my opinion this is not a... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a gorgeous setting with a wonderful staff. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the dining was excellent. It is very convenient to the gorilla trekking and they provide gaiters, gloves and rain gear if necessary. They also clean your boots and have them ready for you next trek.

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