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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the minute we arrived and met our hosts, Phillip and Charlie, we were made to feel at home. The lodge is not only beautiful but we were pampered every minute. The main lodge has a very large common area, nice outdoor area and beautiful dining room. Our room was large and well appointed. Excellent linens, a comfortable bed. Hot...

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

Dear GMSnRAS, Thank you very much for taking the time to review the lodge and for mentioning Ernest's good work- I will pass on the comments to him. Please do come and visit the lodge again one day. Kind regards, Alisa- Relief manager.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rarely do I take time on a vacation to actually review a place that I have just left. I don't even know where to start. From the first introduction (a hot towel, a friendly smile and some great lemonade) we knew this was going to be a special place. Driving up to the entrance, we didn't really know what to...

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

Dear schlbb, Thank you so much for reviewing us so soon after leaving, and writing a great review at that ! It was such a pleasure having you both to stay and it was lovely that you were with us for your 26th wedding anniversary (Congratulations again)! I am so glad that you enjoyed the dancers and drinks on the...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge we were certain that this will be great stay and we were very excited. Our expectations were more than fulfilled. Upon arriving at this very well looked after lodge we were greeted by the lovely hosting couple with their friendly staff who offered refreshments, which was perfect after the 2 hour drive...

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

Dear marisor17, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. On behalf of the whole team at Sabyinyo I'd like to thank you for choosing to stay here. I will pass your compliments on to the team and especially Peter- Kind regards, Alisa- relief manager.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for two nights and we're so glad we chose to stay here. The room was charming, and spacious with a gorgeous fireplace that was always prepared before we got back. The beds are very comfortable and they arranged for a hot water bag to warm up the bed when we were at dinner,...

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

Dear nshah0, Thank you so much for your lovely review; very impressive that you wrote it while you were still with us! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sabyinyo and I know that you loved your time with the gorillas- the smiles on yours and Gautam's faces on your return yesterday is what its all about for...

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at the Sabuinyo Silverback Lodge where we stayed for four nights at the end of March. There were three of us, so they placed us in the "family cottage," which consists of one twin-bedded room with a large private bathroom with a walk-in shower, connected by a patio overlooking the mountains to a second larger...

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

Dear tourist22903, Many thanks for your very informative review of the lodge, I'm sure future guests will find it very helpful indeed. We hope you will get an opportunity to come and stay again one day! Kind regards, Alisa- Relief manager.

Summerfield, Florida
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We decided to stay here because it is close to the park entrance. Also, the reviews were quite good. And all well deserved. We stayed two nights and did two gorilla treks. We should have stayed a third night. After our last trek (we are both 65+) we were so exhausted all we wanted was a shower and a bed...

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

Dear Harry, Thank you so much from all of us here at Sabyinyo for this raving review that has absolutely captured the essence of our amazing Team here at Sabyinyo and Rwandan hospitality. It was such a pleasure having you here with us all and Im so glad the Team did such an amazing job and left such a lasting...

Hampden, MA
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

After traveling for 3 weeks in Uganda and Rwanda and not seeing anyone smoking at any lodge, I was surprised to see ashtrays all over the only outdoor common area. Fortunately there were no guests who smoked during our visit or we would have had to leave the area. At all of our other lodges smoking was not allowed in...

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

Dear Rich, Thank you for your review we appreciate your valuable feedback of your stay with us at Sabyinyo. We are so sorry that both the ornamental ashtrays on the veranda caused you distress. Smoking is NOT allowed in the lodge or rooms. Leaving ash trays outside on the tables is not meant to encourage smoking, it is meant to...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed February 25, 2017

As soon as we arrived we felt the fake attitude of the staff in general. Everyone seem to be looking for a tip and not looking after the comfort of us as guests. Food and restaurant were substandard (for price and comparing the region). Selection of teas despite being in a tea growing area was awful. Cleaning staff had little...

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

Dear Francisco, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologise you did not find the lodge up to standard and felt the staff attitude was fake. We have passed your feedback onto the lodge manager who will look into it. We really hope that none of this took away from enjoying your Gorilla experience and...

Highland Park, Illinois
Reviewed February 9, 2017

We came to Sabyinyo to see the gorillas (which were amazing) but the Silverback Lodge was a treat too. The rooms (individual bungalows) are beautiful and luxurious. The food is wonderful. Even better was the warm, friendly way we were treated by everyone on the staff. The trek to see the gorillas was strenuous for us so it was heaven...

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

Dear Marty, Thank you so much from all of us here at Sabyinyo for this raving review that has absolutely captured the essence of our amazing Team here and Rwandan hospitality. It was such a pleasure having you here with us all and Im so glad the Team did such an amazing job and left such a lasting impression on...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I was told this was the best place to stay to go trekking form the gorilla. And I believe it. This is THE place. The individual bungalow have great bathroom and leaving room all enjoying the great fire place. Very clean and modern. How nice to come to your room after a great dinner and have the fire going as...

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Dear Richard, Thank you so much from all of us here at Sabyinyo for this raving review. It was such a pleasure having you here with us all and Im so glad the Team did such an amazing job and left such a lasting impression on you. You know where we are now so if you are ever able to...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Address: Adjacent To Parc National des Volcans, Kinigi, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Northern Province > Musanze District > Kinigi
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Sabyinyo Silverback Hotel Ruhengeri
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“be open minded.”
181andrewk, Jan 28, 2017 | Read review
“Suite 1 is far and high away from the lobby/dining area. Bring a flashlight!”
443pvl, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“Room S2. Best fireplace and close to the main lodge”
AneelaK_12, Dec 22, 2016 | Read review
“They are separate rooms offered at the lodge.”
307meyerc, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“From what I heard, all the rooms are amazing.”
  • The hot water bottle to make the bed extra cozy and warm.
  • My room. I can just close my eyes and dream about this to fall asleep.
134march, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
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