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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm, charming yet with a touch of adventure. Unspoilt paradise. Early last year we had the luxury of having refreshments here after an exhaustive yet excitung gorilla trek. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside basking in the sun with the volcano massif in the background.

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Forster, NSW, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. Warm hospitality from Tracey and Neilis, welcoming fires burning in the lodge, comfy couches in homey living rooms, great African decor. Food was delicious served at the dining table set with beautiful linens and bowls of lovely fresh flowers. Our cottage was spacious, a fire had been set in the fireplace,... More

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing that you will experience is a long and steep walk from the car park to the Lodge itself - we were panting by the time we got there. However, take heart, because that walk is the hardest part of each day and far harder than the trekking itself. The Lodge is excellent. large open public rooms, extremely... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We chose to stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for 3 nights, based on Trip Advisor reviews, our own research via Governors Camp Collection website (who own the lodge) and the very close proximity of the camp to the Volcanoes National Park. We organised our trip directly with Governor’s and all of our communication was handled by Mbula in reservations and... More

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a detailed review of your stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. We are delighted that you described the lodge as a peaceful, lush, green paradise and The place to stay for gorilla trekking! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to welcome you back again someday. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This lodge is a very nice place to stay. The staff was excellent and the rooms were very nice and comfortable. We really enjoyed the dinners with all other guests discussing our gorilla sightings. Will come back!

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San Diego, CA
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19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for 4 nights in December. This was our base for trekking to see the fascinating mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park which has been a lifelong dream. Thanks to hosts, Tracy & Nelis, our experience couldn't have been better! Other reviewers mentioned the long trek from the car park up to the lodge... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

You no doubt will read all the reviews . Believe me it's worth it. Managers Tracy & Nelis and staff made me feel very special throughout my 2 night stay. No nasty surprises just a wonderful experience comfortable relaxing , food, accommodation .10 out of 10. Very handy location to the gorilla treks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were a little surprised by the ascent to the hotel- which got easier each time as we adjusted- but once you arrived at the top it was sheer excellence!! The views, the food, the service, the staff, the managers, the comfort and the overall accommodations!! Attention to detail in service, smiles and quality were all there. Lovely people throughout... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

WOW what a lodge! Sabyinyo is GORGEOUS, private, peaceful, spectacular. The food is awesome, the rooms super comfortable, a roaring fire takes the chill out of the air, and I always appreciate a coffee station. The climb to the lodge and rooms is a bit steep but there are so many staff members to help that I can't imagine anyone... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Spent 2 nights here prior to gorilla trekking. The place is a bit of a hike to your villa, if u have S1, but one of the most private. Excellent view from our villa. They are expecting to have full electrical service this month, no more generator. The staff and meals are first rate. Hot water bottle tucked in our... More

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Additional Information about Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Also Known As:
Sabyinyo Silverback Hotel Ruhengeri
Sabyinyo Silverback Hotel
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri
Address: adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty lodging in Ruhengeri
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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