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

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...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I stayed here in July 2015 with 14 of my friends and family and it was so great. This was the second stop on our journey, coming from Uganda. That morning I had woken up quite sick (because hey, no matter how careful you are, it happens when you're in foreign countries!). I basically threw up all over the driveway...

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

Dear Ashley, Wow what a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. It was lovely having you all to stay here for the three nights- it is always fun when one big group takes over the whole lodge. I remember that you were not feeling great on arrival, but am so glad to hear that...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We stayed here while gorilla trekking in November. We were pampered head to toe. They provided hot water bottles in your bed at night, fires roaring when you came back from gorilla trekking, free laundry, free wifi and boot cleaning after each trek. The food was amazing and the views spectacular. But the staff was the standout. So attentive, helpful...

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

Dear laraj15, Thank you for your great review of our lodge, food & staff. We are all most appreciative that you took the time to rate us. We really enjoyed having the three of you here with us for the three nights. Take care, Alisa, Thor & team

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay. First of all, the staff and management were so friendly and welcoming. Alyssa and Thor are great hosts and joined us for drinks before diner wanting to hear about our travel experiences. The rooms are clean and comfortable with amazing views looking over the volcanoes and villages in the valley. We would only stay...

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

Dear ozjamie73, Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely having you all to stay here with us. We were delighted to hear that your ''once in a lifetime'' experience of seeing the mountain gorillas may turn into a few more return visits!! We look forward to welcoming you back then. All the best, Alisa, Thor & team.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We were in early September as the new managers arrived. Very professional, knew everything that we would need and, even better, provided it. Very comfortable stay. Decor in need of refreshing which has probably been as I am writing this two months done the track!

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

Dear Annette22P, Thank you for your kind review of the lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt that everything here was provided for you. You will be please to know that we are indeed ''sprucing' up the rooms and main lodge with new furnishings and fittings in an ongoing light refurbishment. We look forward...

Cerritos, California
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We stayed here when we went Gorilla tracking. Beautiful rooms, view, great service, and food. The hotel has gators and backpacks they can loan you. The area around Parc National des Volcano is lush with vegetation and farms and Silverback lodge is on the side of the mountain a few minutes away from the ranger station. Our cottage came with...

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

Dear JSaltyBeach, Thank you for this great review of the lodge. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. We hope that you will visit Rwanda again one day! All the best, Alisa

Schoten, Belgium
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I have travelled all over the world on all continents. Seldom have I met a luxury lodge as Sabyinyo lodge. Professionally managed and friendly staff. The service offered is second to none. Félice went a long way to make sure my stay could be as comfortable as possible. Alisa and Thor helped me with planning my excursions and Fidélé my...

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

Dear Gust H, Thank you very much for this great review of the lodge. We really enjoyed having you here to stay with us and hearing about all of your incredible travels! We are so pleased to read this review and hear that you would rate Sabyinyo up there with some of your top hotels, it is incredibly rewarding to...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 2 November 2015

As the last stop on a 2 week Safari, we visited Muzanze in the mountain forests of Rwanda and were fortunate enough to stay at the Silverback Lodge where the service was impeccable, the food outstanding and the host, Mike, a true gentleman. The lodge itself is a warm and inviting building with dining, a perpetual fire in the stone...

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

Dear Ashley W, Thank you so much for this kind review of our lodge, food & service. It is great to hear that Mike our relief manger and the rest of the team took such good care of you during your stay here. Please do come and visit again one day. Kind regards, Alisa- Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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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“be open minded.”
 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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