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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 3 nights here and the lodge is peaceful and 5 star service all the way. Amazing meals , wines and drinks all inclusive and the staff attention is priceless. Note that walks at night to your room are very dark , so ask for a guard to follow you with a light. There are cobblestone walkways with a steep... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Milestones come at a cost but this location, hospitality and stay were priceless. Amazing meals prepared, rates included cocktails and the views are stunning. We stayed here 2 nights in November and trekked the Sabyinyo group. Also the folks organized the local village tour which I recommend. The hike up the hill was a bit challenging at the elevation any... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I recently stayed here for three nights and our experience exceeded all expectations. From the time we arrived at the lodge, we were showered with warm hospitality and top quality service. Having experienced luxury travel around the world, the lodge was certainly up there amongst the best. We have no complaints and only praise for the attentive... More 

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

Dear Genevieve S, Many thanks for this lovely review! I am really glad to hear that you felt Sabyinyo ranks amongst the best lodges that you have stayed in. Our staff do their very best to go the extra mile for our guests, so it's great to hear you appreciated the service! All the best, Alisa- Manager More 

Irvine, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in late June 2016. We had a great visit. The accomodations were very comfortable. We especially appreciate the hot water bottles in our bed at night. The entire staff, from the managers (Thor and Alisa) were friendly, responsive, helpful and fun. The location is fantastic. Close the Volcanoes Park location where the... More 

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

Dear John P, Thanks so much for your kind words! We loved having you both to stay with us and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again one day. All the best, Alisa- Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can survive the 3 hours drive from Kigali airport and the short hike up to the hotel, you will understand when I say its worth it. The views and the landscape so high up in elevation will make you feel like you are a mountain gorilla in your own little lodge. Great attention to detail and the managers... More 

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

Dear Jenny L, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope that you will return again one day. All the best, Alisa- manager More 

Westerly, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of a three week trip through Africa. Throughout our trip we stayed at some wonderful places but Rwanda, Gorilla Trekking and the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was our favorite experience. Everything from top to bottom was fabulous. Alisa and Thor greeted us warmly upon arrival and were delightful hosts. The... More 

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

Dear Sean G, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the lodge, and a great one at that! It is an honour to hear that you found this to be your favourite place in Africa out of your entire three weeks! It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we do hope that you... More 

Jupiter, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We traveled around Africa for three weeks and enjoyed all types of accommodations. We stayed at luxury spas to small temporary tent camps to nice multi-story hotels. Sabyinyo was unique! The facilities are small but beautifully done. The staff was plentiful and professional. The young couple running the hotel, Thor & Alisa were both friendly and ready to do whatever... More 

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

Dear BLaBovick, Wow, many thanks for this great review of the lodge & staff, but especially of Gilbert! It is wonderful for us to hear such positive feedback about any member of staff, but especially the guides who spend so much time interacting with our guests. I have printed this for him, and he was over the moon reading your... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stayed at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for 2 nights on our honeymoon and had a fantastic experience! The staff were lovely and the setting is absolutely beautiful. Meals were very good and our cottage was quite spacious and comfortable. The gorilla trek was unbelievable. Our time at Sabyinyo was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

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

Dear Traveler9523, Thank you for choosing to spend a part of your honeymoon at Sabyinyo. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed seeing the gorillas! Many thanks, Alisa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Truly an incredible and unique experience. Amazing property with incredible views, luxurious accommodations, fantastic meals and spectacular service. The property’s managers Thor and Alisa treat guests like family. Not only is this a once in a lifetime experience, but the story behind the property is a story of giving back. The original owners of the property give a portion of... More 

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

Dear Mark B, So many thanks for taking the time to review us, we are touched that you felt your stay at Sabyinyo was worth joining up to TripAdvisor just so that you could tell other people what you thought! We loved meeting the four of you and hope that our paths may cross again one day. All the best,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My Wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We could not ask for a better experience. The staff were all amazing from Alisa and Tor all the way through to the porters and Innocence our housekeeper. The rooms are lovely and the staff could not do more to make you have a better stay. Service is truly first class... More 

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

Dear al90210, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the lodge- It's great to hear that the experience overall was first class, and that you were well taken care of on such an important holiday! I'm sorry to hear that you thought the food was not quite up to the same standard as the rest of the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Sabyinyo Silverback Hotel Ruhengeri
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri
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