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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

..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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Sadly we only had one night here but it was first class. We met the new managers during their 'handover period' and am glad to hear they're doing a great job! This lodge is very special, beautiful surroundings and attentive staff. The food was excellent. The staff helped us with all trekking matters including gloves and a packed lunch, which... More

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Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a 5 star hotel built right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park. Well, it's not really a hotel but a series of luxury cottages dotting the incredible landscape and volcanoes that are the backdrop for this magical place in Rwanda. We stayed here 3 nights in early June while we went gorilla trekking, and we... 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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