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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Flemington, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was flawless the food outstanding and the room with fire place was large clean and well appointed. The only down side was the steep climb to the lodge and room but in essence that was not a problem because the staff went out of their way to assist anyone who needed it. I highly recommend the lodge needless... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we (6 women) arrived, the staff and management greeted us warmly, with refreshing homemade lemonade and friendly assistance. The accommodations were lovely, extremely comfortable, and we immediately felt at home in the large sitting room in front of a warm fire to stave off the evening cool. The management team of Wendy and Finlay made sure to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..we stayed over on August 6th 2014 as the perfect stepping stone to the following morning's much anticipated gorilla trek. The property is really well maintained, the suites large with the much appreciated fireplace! And the surprise hot water bottle found at the foot of the bed when climbing in! The Lodge is managed by a delightful Scottish couple, Findlay... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED our time at the lodge. We were very fortunate to stay there when the managers were in transition. Nelis spent some time assisting us with the settings on our camera to make sure we got some brilliant shots. This was the trend for our whole stay. Tracy cooked us a birthday cake and made us feel very special.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent and well run lodge under the watchful eye of the Wolmarans husband and wife team. The staff have been well trained and provide the flexibility that is required when guests’ return to the lodge from Gorilla trekking is so unpredictable. A high standard has been set. Our room was spacious, comfortable and well equipped with a beautiful view... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay here. Thank you to our fabulous hosts Fin and Wendy. You made our stay very memorable. The food was delicious and we were very grateful to have our shoes cleaned at the end of each trek. I highly recommend this lodge

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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going gorilla trekking in Rwanda stay here! It is wonderful in every way. We had a great stay. It is first a gorgeous property. Amazing views---lovely lodge and roomy cottages. Secondly the service is excellent. Finlay and Wendy and the rest of the staff are very warm and welcoming. Every need we had was met. The food... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sabyinyo Lodge is magical in every way. From the moment you wake up coffee/hot chocolate and biscuits are delivered to your room. A full breakfast with delicious options starts your day perfectly for gorilla trekking. When you arrive back at the lodge, a welcomed lemonade is waiting for you. Your gaiters and shoes are removed and cleaned thoroughly and delivered... More

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New York City, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at this lodge, where we spent two nights on gorilla treks. The new managers, Finley and Wendy, are very nice and helpful. The rest of the service was also incredibly warm and gracious, starting with the refreshing lemonade they have waiting for you whenever you return to the lodge. The lodge provides a lot of... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sabyinyo Silverback is a fantastic lodge that offers quiet luxury. Perfectly located if you plan to visit gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Parc, Sabyinyo provides a high degree of comfort and impeccable service. The staff is friendly and the managers create a welcoming atmosphere for gorilla trekkers, whether with a lot of experience or with none. The main lodge building... More

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Address: adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge 4.5*
Also Known As:
Sabyinyo Silverback Hotel Ruhengeri
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Situated close to the gates of the Parc des Volcans National, it is the perfect base for Gorilla trekking. This is a community lodge, it was built and is operated by Governors Camp but is owned by the local community trust that use revenue generated from the lodge to drive socio-economic projects. Eight cottages provide wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and volcanoes. ... more   less 
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