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Hamilton, New Zealand
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In the mountains of central Africa I did not expect a five star experience. This place has WOW factor from the greeting to the luxuriously appointed lodge to the house size accomodation with roaring open fire in your bedroom to the huge bathroom with claw foot bath. To everything. What is especially nice about this place is that it is... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First the walk up from the parking lot is Gorilla trek training. it consists of steps and steep grades all coverd with large cobblestones. If you find yourself stopping halfway up to sit on the bench, your not ready for the main event to find the Gorillas. Once you arrive you will find the best quality of food and service... More 

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plymouth
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84 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, luxury price range and luxury attentiveness from all the staff with many extra added touches - the room service was excellent our girls attention to detail was impressive - the wood fires, hot water bottles, room service, flowers, preparation for treks and overall attention etc were 5*. The suite was beautifully appointed and spacious, we loved it. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Silverback Lodge in August 2016, and had the most wonderful time during our stay. We cannot recommend the lodge more highly! The accommodation is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are clean, cosy, and spacious. We loved the interiors, everything was beautifully designed. The food was absolutely delicious - all lovely and fresh with plenty of options to suit... More 

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

Dear Belle, It was such a pleasure having you both here with us at Sabyinyo and it was lovely for us to celebrate such a special occasion with you both here. <3 I am so glad to hear that the team did such a great job of looking after you and that you had such a wonderful experience staying with... More 

Los Angeles
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175 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot say enough good things about this lodge. Having stayed in many lodges throughout Africa, I can say that this is one of the best overall experiences and definitely the place to stay for gorilla trekking. The lodge provides trekking equipment if you forget anything, and cleans hiking boots after each day, made fires for us, warmed our bed with... More 

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

Dear Jenn, It was such a pleasure having you here with us at Sabyinyo. I am so glad to hear that the team did such a great job of looking after you and that you had such a wonderful experience staying with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this extremely informative review of our lodge... More 

Chicago
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284 reviews
125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this lodge costs nearly $1800 per night for 2. I've stayed at places like that before (Serengeti Bishops, Ulusaba, Four Seasons Bora Bora, to name a few) that are virtually flawless and was expecting the same, given the high price tag. But I have to say that Sabyinyo is not in that league. First, the good points:... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. As you can see from the other reviews posted here on Trip Advisor we have an overwhelmingly positive response from the great majority of our guests. Nevertheless we take comments such as your seriously and they have been sent to management... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is beautifully located and peaceful, with views on all sides over volcanoes and lush vegetation. Comfort levels are very high, the staff extremely attentive (for example fires in your room, hot water bottles), and the food good and service exemplary. Nothing is too much trouble including lending items to make the trekking more comfortable. Worth noting that the... More 

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

I am so glad to hear that the team did such a great job of looking after you and that you had such a wonderful experience staying with us here at Sabyinyo Lodge. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this extremely informative review of our lodge and your experience during the Trek. I am sure other... More 

Pleasantville, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room and the dining were top, top notch for sure. The staff did whatever they could to make your stay more enjoyable, very accommodating. They set up the Nature Walk which was quite enjoyable. The gorilla trek was a once in a lifetime experience. Glad I stayed there!

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

Dear Tommy, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure having you here and we do hope you will return one day soon. So glad you enjoyed the accommodation, F and B as well as the very special Nature walk. Again on behalf of the whole team thank you so much for your review. Best... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have recently returned from Rwanda and specifically the Sabyinyo Lodge. We cannot say enough great comments on all the staff. From our guide to the gorillas and another day to the golden monkeys, the general staff could not do enough for us. They went out of their way to accommodate every need we had. The rooms were spacious, especially the... More 

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

Dear Steven, It was such a pleasure having you both here with us at Sabyinyo Lodge. I really enjoyed meeting you and I do hope our paths will cross again one day in the future. I am so glad to hear that the team did such a great job of looking after you and that you had such a wonderful... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just returned from spending three nights at Sabyinyo lodge whilst trekking daily into the Virunga national park to visit the incredible mountain gorillas. The lodge is very conveniently located close to the park headquarters where you go each morning to start the trekking process I travelled alone and stayed in cottage C4. The new managers, Jess and Oliver,... More 

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

Dear Marcus, It was such a pleasure having you here with us at Sabyinyo Lodge. Oliver and I really enjoyed your company and hearing all about your previous adventures, especially all the amazing Scuba Diving you have done all around the world. We will most definately be in touch to pick your brains on destinations for our next surf and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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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