Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Reviews of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 21 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs L. from London
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Absolutely stunning

Of all the safari lodges we stayed at various destinations, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was one of the best.

The views are stunning, the lodge is beautifully decorated, the food was delicious and the service was absolutely excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in front of the fireplace in our room after a long trek.

We were very sad to leave this lodge towards the end of our trip.

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Mr J & Mrs S from UK
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 5 nights
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sabyinyo silverback lodge

Fantastic service and a really relaxing place to stay. The community walk was a wonderful bonus - well worth doing and for anyone interested in birds so too was the bird walk

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Mrs Winnie from Geneva
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Pleasure time

It was a bit like in the time of the colonies, the charming director was a white kényan and was very helpful. Every evening we had a drink with all the guests shearing our experiences with the gorillas.

The food was delicious and the staff very pleasant

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Jenny from Faversham
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Very beautiful, a perfect spot.

I had a suite, which was spacious and comfortable, with great views over to Mount Bisoke. In the evening I could hear the villagers going about their business - children chattering, singing and drums. It was so beautiful in the early evening relaxing after the days exertions, with a glass of wine on my terrace. The food was excellent, and lots of it, with snacks and packed lunches if you weren't back at the lodge for lunch. I liked the personal dining - the group dining experience one often encounters can sometimes be a little tiring! The staff were helpful and charming, without being intrusive. I recommend the massage. Peter looked after me very well. All in all, a most wonderful stay.

While the 198 steps weren't not a problem for me, it's worth mentioning to guests who may not be as fit!

Below - I haven't commented on activities because these were arranged separately to the lodge.

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Dr H from Lancs
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great Spot

Beautiful lodge. On arrival, be warned there are 190 steps from the car park up to reception. One of the staff carried by fairly heavy bag on his head all the way up! I gather that they are in the process of building a ramp/series of ramps to improve accessibility.

Friendly personal greeting from Philip and Chrissie who manage the lodge as well as hot towel and a soft drink on arrival.

Lovely accommodation in individual bungalows with your own personal attendant to make bed, change towels take your washing to be done and replenish water [from their own bore hole/spring which is filtered]. comfy beds, electric heaters and a fire can be lit if necessary. Hot water bottles in bed too. Lovely food and good choice. All staff extremely attentive and welcoming

Early start for Gorilla trekking. Be down at reception at 6.00am, they put gaiters on you, give you a snack bag to take for the trek and provide gloves [ for gripping the undergrowth and in case of nettles.] Quick breakfast [cooked or continental] Then off to the Park Centre to be allocated the Gorilla family [ one of ten that are habituated to humans.....they also have another ten families for research only] that you will be visiting. You can specify easy, medium or more difficult treks but as the Gorillas move about from one day to the next there are no real guarantees.

I did 2 treks the first was about 90-120mins but not much elevation and we saw about 20 Gorillas including a three day old baby. The next day it was a shorter trek but much steeper and the landscape and vegetation were different so it was a nice contrast. On that occasion we saw about 16 gorillas who were much more active and were interacting, grooming, playing, climbing trees and eating bark from the trees.

It was all first rate and thoroughly enjoyable and very memorable.

When you arrive back at the lodge, they insist on taking your gaiters and boots off and cleaning the boots for the next day!

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Dr E from Pennsylvania
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful staff and directors of lodge. Friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent accommodations. Interesting guests. Nice cocktail hour before dinner.

Muddy boot cleaning and laundry was very well appreciated.

Food was well presented but I personally did not find it as much to my liking has some of the other places. I think this is more of a personal perspective than a criticism.

Accommodated vegetarian diet very well.

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Dr S from Providence
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge review

A perfect environment for the purpose of our visit to Rwanda, the gorilla trekking.

The staff was a pleasure to be with, willing to make suggestions for activities to compliment the trekking.

Would strongly recommend this lodge to other guests.

We arranged a private guide for this trip, and these travellers commented:

Simba was an excellent guide/companion. Logistically, he was on time, fully aware of the mechanics of our trip, well able to direct our daily schedule. He was a pleasure to be with, extremely knowledgeable, fully able/willing to discuss the many questions/concerns that we had with Rwanda.

At our request, Simba helped facilitate our visit to the Genocide Museum, a stop that we thought imperative to the understanding of Rwanda.

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Ms P from London
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Superb Sabyinyo!

We loved our stay at Sabyinyo: the location is stunning, rooms are large and comfortable and food and wine were both excellent. Above all, the service was exceptional in all respects (we especially loved the unexpected treat of having our muddy boots cleaned after each day's trek).

Yes, the stairs up to the main lodge and rooms are a bit of a challenge, especially after an exhilarating morning trekking gorillas - but it's worth the effort.

Can't imagine staying anywhere else.

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Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge review

An exceptional lodge. The rooms and common areas are lovely, but it's the staff that really make the place special. They do everything possible to look after you and make sure you enjoy your stay -- from fitting your gaiters in the morning, to greeting you with a chilled drink when you return in the afternoon.

Lunches were delicious and we were very impressed with the selection of wines on offer and the bar service. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and we were made to feel completely at home.

I would not hesitate to recommend Sabyinyo.

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Ms S from Dallas
Arrived on: 19-May-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing lodge in the Jungle

We loved our unique experience at this lodge. It was the perfect compliment to the incredible gorilla trekking.

The staff (including your own butler) is amazing and they will do anything to make you happy. The only drawback is the steep hike up and down to the parking area and the slipperiness of the stones on the walkway.

Fortunately, the staff assisted and did everything they could to make it easier.

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