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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ruhengeri
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 290: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is stunning and the service exceptional. Private cottages with beautiful grounds. Staff is friendly and so helpful. It is a bit of a hike to the lodge but we'll worth the effort. Close to the camp entrance for morning assignment of gorilla family. Definitely recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Rita m
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to seek the wonderful experience of visiting the Silverback Gorilla in their natural habitat. We have read and spoken to many people who have had this experience and decided that this would be an opportune time to visit. Given the history of Rwanda and our desire to seek the best venues possible we decided upon... More 

Helpful?
Thank David H
texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great 5 days at this lodge! Yes the walk up from parking area to lodge was a bit of a bear the first time up! We flew into Kigali and it's about a 3 hour trip to lodge. The ride was beautiful. The lodge area sits beneath volcanos and mountains. Some days the views looked like a large painting. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Texasmadre
Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Texasmadre, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of our lodge. I am so glad to hear that Thor and the team did such a great job of looking after you. Sorry that I did not get to meet you too. Please do come and visit Sabyinyo and Rwanda again one day. All the... More 

Toronto, ON
Level Contributor
120 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are places you visit which, when you leave, you get an ache in your stomach, like your instinct telling you not to go...telling you to stay behind in a place you've come to love in only a few short days. This hasn't happened to me often, but it happened to me here. It almost physically hurt to leave. Gorillas... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LtDan
Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dan! What a great review, thank you thank you! As you know Thor & I are finishing up here soon and its reviews like this that mean the world to us- To know that guests have had the best experience that they possibly can whilst ''under our watch'' is all that we can hope for and more. So many... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights early August 2016 with wife. Looking at previous reviews the same themes prevail: - * If you are going Gorilla trekking, and are prepared to pay the price (US$1,760 a night for a couple), this is the place to stay. We took a suite which added $250 to the cost. * All inclusive cost -... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Roomfreak
Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Roomfreak, Many thanks for this comprehensive review of the lodge- I am sure that future guests will find it very informative. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the service, food and drink to be great! We certainly enjoyed meeting you both and hearing all about your home in Sydney- After your chat with... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Silverback Lodge for 2 nights on our African honeymoon and it was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip! The location is a luxurious and welcoming retreat after a stunning but long 3 hour drive from Kigali. We stayed in a suite which was so cosy and perfect, especially when the log fire... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlexaG77
Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AlexaG77, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this kind review. We are most grateful and are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Rwanda. All the best, Alisa More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Lau0529
Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lau0529, Many thanks for your lovely review, I'm glad to hear that the service, food and drinks were enjoyed! Thank you for mentioning the paths/walkways. We try our best to ensure that we are always on hand to escort guests to and from the rooms- however some rooms are certainly further away than others so it's important that we... More 

Langley City, Canada
Level Contributor
268 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Dean L
Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dean L, Many thanks for your review of the lodge! Thank you for choosing to celebrate your 50th birthday with us and the gorillas! We are delighted to hear that it was a trip of a life time! All the best, Alisa- Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Genevieve S
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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank John P
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

365 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (332)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (56)
Viewed
Room/Suite (67)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (16)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Other (159)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ruhengeri
5.2 mi away
Five Volcanoes
Five Volcanoes
#3 of 3 in Musanze
4.0 of 5 stars 4 reviews
1.3 mi away
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
1.3 mi away
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
#5 of 12 in Ruhengeri
4.0 of 5 stars 225 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Villa Gorilla
Villa Gorilla
#4 of 12 in Ruhengeri
4.5 of 5 stars 86 reviews
12.3 mi away
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
#6 of 31 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
5.0 of 5 stars 197 reviews
16.3 mi away
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
#4 of 31 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
5.0 of 5 stars 126 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing