We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Ruhengeri accommodations

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (138)
  • Photos (166)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (36)
  • More
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ruhengeri
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

138 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
42 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to stay to go gorilla trekking. The location is peaceful and beautiful, the cottages are lovely and comfortable, the staff is extremely attentive and the food is delicious. The hotel sent a car and driver to pick us up at the Kigali airport and we did a city tour and a visit to the genocide... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Sabyinyo Lodge was a perfect scenic spot for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Great staff, food and a must if traveling to Africa, do not miss portion of your safari. Rwanda is a must! You must also visit Genocide Museum in Kigali. This is a must and should not be missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful way to start our honeymoon. The lodge is a beautiful place in a beautiful setting. Although we checked in on Wendy and Finley's very first day as managers, you would have thought they'd been there for years, that's how attentive and thorough the service was. The cottage was lovely and decorated very much in keeping with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Sabyinyo Lodge. The new facility managers Finlay and Wendy are incredible. The abundant, generous, and kind hearted staff are available at every turn. Any mishap, and there will have to be some anywhere, are immediately addressed. Loved every minute of it and would come back in a heart beat. If you come, order... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This lodge is stunning, truly beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and found the staff to be very friendly and providers of great service. Reading reviews prior to arriving, we were prepared for the walk to the lodge. It will take your breathe away for sure, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. You do need to mind your step... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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

166 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (164)
Room/suite (32)
Bathroom (10)
Hotel & grounds (31)
View from room (6)
Dining (5)
Family/play areas (7)
Other (73)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (3)
Hotel & grounds (3)


Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge to your Saves list