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Silverback Lodge

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Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Silverback Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Crystal River, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We spent two nights at Silverback to do the Gorilla trek in Bwindi Park. All of the staff was incredibly helpful and kind. The room was small but very clean and attractive. The beds were very comfortable.The bathroom was very large and the water for the shower is heated with a wood fire, not the sun. In theory this should've... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The location of this hotel is perfect and the views are incredible. For the price however, and the standard they are trying to meet, it's disappointing. We are able to compare it to a neighbouring lodge in the same price range, which we stayed in the previous night. It is in a different league! The main outside areas of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here in September 2013. We stayed here as part of an 8 day package booked through Churchill Safaris. This was a tiny lodge with just 8 rooms I believe. You feel like you're staying in someone's house. On the downside: the decor in the rooms is very dated, and has a slight musky smell. At... More 

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State College, Pa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Enjoyed a two-nite stay at the Silverback Lodge as part of September safari to Uganda. Although not there for gorilla trekking, the location was excellent for accessing the Buhoma area. Less than a 10 minute drive to the gate (and the gorilla trek briefing point). The view of the forested hillside across the valley “shouted” birds to us and we... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you want to visit the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi rain forest there's no better location to use as a base. This comfortable lodge offers fantastic views over the rain forest in any weather (lets face it is a rain forest). The main open lounge area affords uniterupted views and at night seated around a roaring log fire there's... More 

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Austin, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It's no easy feat to get here, but worth it once you arrive. We drove in from Kigali, Rwanda, a hard seven hours, especially the last three. But the remoteness is a big part of the attraction, so you know what you're in for when you book a trip like this. You're coming here to see gorillas, but the immediate... More 

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Barcelona, España
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

WeI realy loved this lodge. It was beautiful and stylish, and yet completely fit the natural surroundings. The lodge we stayed (number 12) was very comfy. The staff was warm and friendly. We were delighted with the treatment received by Miss Ketra Orisingura, she was always very attentive to us and was a great help the two days we were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Recently, I had the pleasure of staying at Silverback lodge for 2 weeks. The gardens and views from the lodge are magnificent. I found the rooms lovely and there was always plenty of hot water. The food is really good and there is plenty of it. Like other reviews I found the staff excellent. They were helpful, friendly and made... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights in the Silverback Lodge and truly enjoyed it. The gardens are beautiful and its hilltop location provided a beautiful view of Bwindi. It is just a five minute drive to the park entrance for trekking the gorillas. Food was good and plentiful. Showers were hot!

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Seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This lodge has incredible views of the surrounding mountains. The staff was quite nice and food was also very good. The rooms were rather small, but clean. Because they run on a generator, there isn't power at all times and the hot water was intermittent. I never did have a hot shower, but the weather was hot, so it didn't... More 

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