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Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 11 February 2016

You cannot go wrong here folks. I would guess there are few, if any places that can live up to this place. Our hosts (Thor and Alisa) were outstanding and lead an incredible, gracious, and attentive staff. The cottages and lodge were immaculate and cozy with fire in the fireplaces every evening. We truly felt as part of their family...

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

Dear Jeff S, Thank you for this lovely review. We really appreciate guests taking the time out of their busy schedules back home to put their thoughts together about their experience at Sabyinyo. Your words mean a great deal to Thor, myself and the rest of team as it shows us that our efforts are indeed ensuring that guests have...

Connecticut
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We loved this place! Service, food and rooms were terrific. And the couple managing the place were very welcoming and always available to answer questions or just chat about the days adventures trekking to see the gorillas. The only thing to beware of is the steps up to the hotel. It is a very steep climb with many, many steps...

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

Dear Colorlady, Thanks very much for your review! Great to hear that you loved the service, food and rooms. It is certainly worth noting the hill as people should be aware of it before arriving here. But to be honest it can be climbed without too much difficulty if one just takes their time. It is really the altitude that...

San Bernardino, California
Reviewed 20 January 2016

A beautifully created lodge, perfect starting point for trekking to Gorillas and Golden monkeys. The staff is first rate, hosted by Alisa and Thor whose friendliness, charm and beauty invite guests in as if to their own world of wonder. Take their advice on trekking! Rwanda have made incredible strides in two decades, becoming the land that deserves its natural...

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

Dear Tom P, What a lovely review, thank you! Loving the compliments to Thor and I! But we are delighted that you loved the lodge, staff and food. The whole team works hard to ensure each guest has a memorable stay here with us, so we thank you for recognising that. It was very nice meeting you both and hope...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Gracious, friendly and hospitable. You don't want to miss a meal. Minutes from gorilla & golden monkey sites. Fireplaces in your rooms lit when you return. Trekking accessories available and washed upon your return. My boots were never so clean since purchasing them! Overall great experience. The steps up to site get you ready for trekking!!

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

Dear Abbel2016, Thank you so much for posting a review about Sabyinyo. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the service, food, accommodation and location. We hope you will visit us again one day! All the best, Alisa

Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed 17 January 2016

What an unbelievably awesome experience. 2 hr. trek into the jungle to sit down and have lunch with the Amahoro Family. They were so gentle and so human like. The guides were extremely informative. The lodge itself was more than you could possibly hope for. Very personable and friendly management and the room attendant was there for all the comforts...

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

Dear Jeff S, Thank you for your review. There are not too many experiences on this Earth that can top visiting the mountain gorillas, so we are glad to hear that you thought so highly of them too! We are also pleased to hear that you found our team to be friendly and that you were well looked after! The...

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We had amazing days there, everyone was really helpful, always wearing a smile. Very cozy lodge and great staff. The view is beautiful , surrounded by mountains and very rich nature. The lodges are always warm , the food is very good . There is a lot of help from staff when you go and arrive from the gorilla trekking...

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

Dear Alberto T, Thank you for this review, we love that you wrote it while you were still staying at the lodge! It was great having you all to stay and we are so glad that you had such a nice time here. We hope that you will return here again one day. All the best, Alisa

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We were lucky enough to stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge and it was more than we ever expected. The Gorilla experience was as expected life changing- what was unexpected was the level of service and assistance we received from Thor Alisa and their team. Thor and Alisa have created a perfect sense of team at Sabyinyo and it plays out...

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

Dear Hamish123452015, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are genuinely touched to hear how much you all enjoyed yourselves and that you found the level of service at Sabyinyo to be very high. We love hearing about our guests experiences, from the gorillas to the rest of their travels, each is different! I personally love bird-watching so...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a lovely lodge, comparable with the best you will find anywhere. Spacious rooms stand alone in the grounds with beautiful views. Food is good if not quite 5 star. The point to note is that it is at the top of a very steep hill and there is no transport up the hill - and it is at...

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

Dear Nigel B, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the accommodation, surrounds and food met your expectations. The walk up to the lodge takes between 4-10 minutes depending on ones fitness and of course the altitude affects most of our guests making them a little...

Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Our cabin was the highest of the ten cabins at Sabyinyo and offered spectacular views of two of the volcanoes from the front porch and the other three volcanoes from the back porch. The food and beverages far exceeded our expectations and were comparable to a five star restaurant. The cabin was well appointed and quite large. The staff were...

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

Dear Stephen C, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a great review! The chefs and waiters will be delighted to hear that you regarded their food and drinks so highly- We always highly recommend a visit to the local village for the very reasons that you have mentioned here, a glimpse into rural Rwandan life...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We were told that Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was the best for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. But it was even better than we expected. It is located near the Volcanoes National Park station from which all groups depart for their gorilla experience. It sits on a hill with commanding views of the five principal volcanoes, including the Sabyinyo volcano peak overhead....

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Dear reedfamily6, Thank you very much for your kind words and informative review of our lodge, we really do appreciate you taking the time to write about us. We hope that Christmas day spent here will be one that you will always remember, and that the turkey, ham and all the trimmings were as delicious as we hoped they would...

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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 > Muhanze 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.”
  • My room. I can just close my eyes and dream about this to fall asleep.
  • The hot water bottle to make the bed extra cozy and warm.
 of 5 bubbles 134march, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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