Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Great Gorilla Trekking with stay at Sabyinyo Lodge

We have just returned from our safari in Rwanda and Uganda organized by Gorilla Expeditions. We stayed at Sabyinyo Lodge. Loved this place. We stayed here two nights at Sabyinyo silver Back Lodge as part of a group trip. It has a lot of charm and the location was perfect for us, as we were going gorilla trekking, and ended up trekking to see the Susa Gorilla Group! The rooms are large and spacious, same for bathrooms. They put lots of blankets on the bed because it gets very cold here at night.

We tipped and tipped again to keep our wood supply stocked so we could keep an ongoing fire as much as possible, and appreciated the generosity of the staff to repeatedly deliver us wood when needed. Bring your long underwear, warm socks and even a fleece hat would be good to sleep in here, especially because it’s very humid. The staff is very kind and accommodating.

They clean boots here after trekking and do an amazing job. The food here was by far the some of the best food we had throughout our stay in Uganda and Rwanda. In Uganda we stayed at the Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge for our first gorilla trekking expedition and after we drove to the Lake Mutanda for our relax enjoying the shores of the volcanic Lake, from here we experienced the canoeing along the Lake and the side way nature walks, at this place we had 3 nights at the spacious mid-range lodge Mutanda Lake Resort, another activity that was amazing to our tour in Africa was the Batwa cultural trail which we participated in for the full day visiting the Garama cave and other cultural points.

The Chef is Kenyan and really does a good job, this going from a real “foodie”. The shop at the hotel sells some great locally made goods and there is also an orphanage/center for the deaf down the road a bit that anyone is welcome to stop and visit and shop at their boutique which I highly recommend, because here at the orphanage, all of the goods you buy are made by the orphans and they receive the money directly in order to support their siblings.

You can ask at the hotel reception where to go. Everything at this lodge is run on generator so electricity is only during certain hours of the evening and early morning. Hot water 24/7 though. At checkout they could not accept my credit card because the system was down, so be sure to bring cash for purchases and drinks. Would absolutely return here. It is illegal to use or bring plastic bags into the country so keep them hidden in your bags. One of the cleanest countries I have ever visited. Contact Gorilla Expeditions for more information about gorilla tracking in Africa, they are specialists in Rwanda and Uganda safaris. They also offer hotel bookings, car hire, air ticketing and many others.


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