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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
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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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service par excellence. Food and wine included and both are first class. I don't when was the last time I returned to my room after dinner and found a warm fire in the hearth and a hot water bottle under the comforter, but Sabyinyo thinks of everything! Including, of course, the right gear for your gorilla trek and the right... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is hard to imagine a better place to stay - every aspect, from cleaning my muddy hiking boots to having vegetarian options on the menu to killing a scary spider in my cottage, was executed perfectly and with a smile. Felt quite spoiled, to be honest. They even placed a hot water bottle between the sheets while I was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ever experience. All our trekking needs were catered for at the lodge, even down to hiking shoes if required. Staff was friendly and attentive. Even the internet was fast. Food was delicious and the views breathtaking

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled solo in April of 2015. Stayed three nights at Sabyinyo - loved every minute of it. The perfect serene mountain getaway tucked in the stunning mountains of Rwanda. Clear evenings made for a stunning backdrop to enjoy a cup of tea. Staff catered to every single need and were perfectly organized. Transport to and from Kigali was fantastic. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, we really liked Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. It's generally regarded as the most upscale lodge in the area, offers spectacular views of the surrounding Virungas Mountains, and offers good service and amenities - it's nice place to return to after "roughing it" during a grueling Mountain Gorilla trek. First off - yes, the walkway from the parking area to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an incredible experience. We saw gorillas 2 days in a row. It is so expensive to get there, air, hotel, permits, that we decided we should do it twice! Your permit is good for only 1 hour of viewing per day. Sabyinyo is the ONLY place to stay. They outfit you with gators on your legs to prevent... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go see the gorillas, stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Fabulous all the way around! Beautiful accommodations and lodge. The staff is wonderful and the gorillas are amazing! Be prepared for an unforgettable trip!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge twice now and absolutely love it. The villas are fantastic and the staff are very friendly and will do anything to ensure your needs are met. Food was great. On our last visit, Finlay and Wendy were terrific hosts and good company. A degree of fitness is needed to get up from the car... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views, settings and staff, all contributed to what will be an unforgettable holiday. The staff could not do enough for us, friendly, efficient and topped off with great food. Nothing was too big a request for them, anything to make our stay more comfortable. Jamie was knowledgeable on the trekking and other excursions so we always had the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. More 

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