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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has nice views of the mountains, and is at over 2500 meters. The rooms are excellent, and the staff and management are good. The food is adequate although not exceptional. Quite cool because of the elevation, but nice fires in the room.

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Dear Daniel S, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review- we are most appreciative. We enjoying having you to stay here for your three nights. Kind regards, Alisa More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge as a base for our gorilla trek. Everything about it was top notch. The managers and staff were all very courteous and professional and did not miss a single detail. They will provide gloves for your gorilla trek if you forgot yours. They will also clean your boots when you return (pretty... More 

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Dear 71GRR, Thank you very much for your review of Sabyinyo lodge. We are glad to hear that you loved the accommodations and food. Your information regarding the gorillas is very useful for those planning a trip here. The porters are a fantastic help to anyone who struggles on their hike, as they are very willing to help with a... More 

Williamstown, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights in connection with our gorilla trek. Our experience met all of our high expectations for any lodge partnering with andBeyond, the outstanding safari company with which we had made our reservations. We had unit S-1. It was spacious and comfortable, and we were not at all disappointed with the décor or condition, as some... More 

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Dear Hamilton6, Thank you very much for your review of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. I am sure that future readers will find it very informative, and will be glad to hear of the handicrafts on offer nearby too, and that one can have these DHL'ed home, to avoid having to take them with you as luggage if you have an onward... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Kigali late afternoon around 18.00pm but by the time you collect luggage and visas etc your exiting at 18.30pm. We were promptly met by Gilbert outside who made us comfortable in the 4x4 and made sure we had wifi codes for the car for the long 3 hour drive to the lodge. We arrive at the lodge... More 

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

Dear 77JAP, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a comprehensive review- most appreciated. We are really glad to hear that you both enjoyed the lodge and the mountain gorillas- what a memorable experience. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff that you mentioned. We wish you all the best... More 

Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stay close to the gorilla trekking meeting and staring points. The staff was phenomenal and the service superb. Everyone was always eager to help and made as feel at home. Peter was extremely helpful as a hotel butler and host and made our stay very enjoyable. Laundry was done daily and our shoes cleaned... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I stayed at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge as part of a 5 day trekking trip to see the mountain gorillas and wasn't disappointed. The lodge is situated at the top of a 200 yard steep climb above the car park and yes it hurts getting up there but, once there the views and treatment are unbelievable. The lodge managers Finley and... More 

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riverside california
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed 3 nights June 2015 (cottages C-3 and C-5) We had stayed at the Governors Camp property Il Moran in Kenya two years ago and loved it so wanted to stay in their Rwanda property. I echo the other reviews about how great this lodge is and how wonderful the gorilla treks are. There is now wi-fi in each... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Rwanda is an inspiring place and the drive from Kigali to the lodge whilst long is an eye opener to Rwanda as hoards of people walk or cycle the road with their loads for market dressed in their colourful garb. Once you arrive- yes that carpark walk is a killer especially as you adjust to the altitude. I expected it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is your best option for accommodation in the area. I have stayed in a couple of places in Rwanda and Sabyinyo wins hands down. Only 20 minutes from Tourism office where you will be briefed and assigned to a Gorilla family. The lodge provides you with gloves, gators(Very important), snack bag and even n backpack for your... More 

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indianapolis
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. They really thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. We had coffee or tea delivered with our wakeup call in the morning and had a fire and hot water bottle in the bed before bedtime. They had gloves and coverings for the bottoms of our legs to make the... More 

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