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Lakeside, Michigan
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is an amazing lodge with very personalized service. Great location for a base for gorilla trekking. The rooms are beautiful and the food is excellent. Highly recommend this property for everyone....every thing is included too!

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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 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 you. Thank you so much from...

Chardonne, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 December 2016

One of the most amazing lodges, great location, excellent service, ambiance, food and hospitality. The only negative point was our stay was too short. We will surely be back and will recommend it to family and friends.

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

Dear Aneela, Short to the point and super Sweet. Thank you! This is very sweet of you to give us such a lovely review with only one positive negative. Well you know where we are now and hopefully you may be able to make it back and for longer next time. Very best wishes and thanks, The Sabyinyo Team

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was our third port of call in Rwanda and was our initial starting point to the gorillas in the highlands of Rwanda (the Gorillas in the Mist experience). What can one say about this facility but excellent.After a short trip from Arusha (the city we flew into from Kigali to see the Gorillas) we were greeted my...

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

Dear Meyer, Thank you so much from all of us here at Sabyinyo for this raving and very detailed review that has absolutely captured the essence of our amazing Team here and Rwandan hospitality and of course the incredible Mountain Gorillas. I am sure other customers will find it extremely useful when planning their trip to Rwanda. It was such...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a dream. From the moment you arrive, every detail is considered. The lodge is amazing. It is truly five star plus in every respect. The food is superb, the hospitality is over the top. You are made to feel as if you are at someone's home and treated in uber luxury. Fireplaces are in every room...

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

Dear Marc, Thank you so much from all of us here at Sabyinyo for this raving and detailed 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...

Norwalk, CT
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge and we loved it! The staff could not have been more polite and accommodating. The room was so cozy and comfortable. The gorilla trek was an awesome experience. If I ever come back, which I hope I do, I would definitely come back to this lodge.

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

Thank you for this lovely lovely review. We are so glad you had such a fantastic experience with us all here in Rwanda. SO lovely to hear that the amazing spirit of the lodge, the amazing Sabyinyo staff and of course the Gorillas captured you, so much so that you hope to return back one day to see us all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Truly amazing stay, very lucky to have two wonderful treks with gorillas. Gilbert was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Food was delicious and always gluten free options available. Accommodation was of a very high standard and the staff were all super helpful and friendly.

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

Thank you both so much for this review. It was such a pleasure having you here and we are really happy you enjoyed your time with us here at the lodge as well as the amazing Gorillas. We will pass this feedback on to Gilbert when we are next down at RDB. Hope to see you back again some day....

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stayed at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for three nights and it was terrific. The staff were so attentive and they made everything we asked for happen. The grounds were beautifully kept and you really felt like you were in the middle of the wilderness. Fires lit in every fireplace made the lodge feel so cozy and inviting and brought everyone...

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

Dear Jimmy, Thank you for your lovely review from all of us here at the Lodge. It was such a pleasure having you both here with us at the Lodge. We have No doubt the two of you will be back for a 3rd time to visit these amazing creatures and hopefully we can cross paths again. Really hope your...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, and loved every minute. We arrived direct from a very long flight, and were surprised by our breathlessness on the fairly steep trek up to the lodge - until we realised (should have done our research) that we were 2,500m above sea level. For those of us who live at sea level,...

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

Dear Cori and Adrian, Thank you so much for this wonderful and informative review. I am sure other guests will find very helpful when reading up about our lodge and the amazing Gorillas. It was such a pleasure having you both and to finally have some Ozzies from Perth! To think we may have once crossed paths at Curtin University...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was at Sabyinyo for 5 nights in October 2016. From the pickup in Kigali forward, it could not have been better. The lodge is located in a gorgeous setting. You are welcomed to the lodge (after a little hike up from the parking area) with hot towels and cold lemonade. The manager, Jessie, was superb, making sure that every...

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

Dear Ed, WE absolutely miss having all of you here with us. I have printed off your review for the team, it means so much to us all to have such lovely feedback. Peter sends you his best regards and says please do come back soon. It was such a pleasure having you all here and for 5 whole nights...

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lodge was very comfortable, exactly what was needed after walking with the gorillas, the real fire was just perfect to come back to at night. Food was amazing and service was excellent. I can recommend this lodge

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with all here. The Team send their very best wishes and hope you had a safe trip home. Please do come and visit us again soon, Best Wishes, The Sabyinyo Team

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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
Region: 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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 of 5 bubbles 181andrewk, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Suite 1 is far and high away from the lobby/dining area. Bring a flashlight!”
 of 5 bubbles 443pvl, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room S2. Best fireplace and close to the main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles AneelaK_12, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They are separate rooms offered at the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles 307meyerc, 17 Dec 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.
 of 5 bubbles 134march, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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