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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges.

Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for a gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi as you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure. The camp also often receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves, up to 4-6 visits per month. For the lucky guests in camp at those times, they may have the chance for a gorilla encounter without even leaving the camp!

After trekking the gorillas in the morning, in the afternoon guests can go on a community walk. The walk takes about 2 hours and begins with a stroll through a small tea farming project, where you can stop to meet the tea pickers and perhaps even learn how to pluck tea leaves along the way. Then visit a local beer brewery and see how they mash bananas to make a fermented brew which is mixed and distilled to make banana beer. From here, walk a short distance to the local clinic which Gorilla Forest Camp supports through various projects. Later, relax and enjoy a performance by the Batwa pygmy community before returning to the lodge.

For keen birders, a local expert can guide you on a fascinating 2-3 hour walk through the Park to see how many of the 350 bird species you can tick off your list.

The 8 comfortable canvas rooms are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to there being so few tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mod con.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp's communal area boasts a comfortable lounge with a well-stocked bar and elegant dining area, bestowing great views over the verdant rainforest. Come dusk, under star-strewn skies, and accompanied by the night-chorus, guests gather around the central campfire and swap stories of that day’s adventures. At mealtimes, expertly prepared dishes promise simple flavours and showcase fresh local ingredients

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Rates Include

All meals and selected beverages are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years. The final decision on whether a guest can go gorilla trekking remains with the guide and camp manager.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

Fly In, Fly Out Gorilla Trekking

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Destination: Uganda.

If your sole aim is to track gorillas and tick this off your bucketlist, then this fly in, fly out 2 night trip is ideal for you. The short duration of your time in Uganda works perfectly as a combination with a safari in Kenya or Tanzania, as there are direct flights between Kenya's Masai Mara or Tanzania's Serengeti Park with Entebbe, making this gorilla trip a perfect add on to a longer holiday in East Africa.

This is a 2 night itinerary including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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  • 2 Nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




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General Information For Guests

Each  tent  features  2  queen  sized  beds  and  an  en-suite  bathroom  with  a  large  bathtub  that  looks  straight into the jungle canopy as well as an indoor shower. The rooms are also equipped with a hairdryer. In addition, every tent has a personal attendant.

The camp has a bar and dining cottage overlooking the rainforest, as well as a raised natural platform for open-air dining.

There is a small gift shop at the camp offering a variety of local artifacts and practical supplies and a mini spa.

A complimentary overnight laundry service is offered in the camp.

The camp provides a torch, mosquito repellent and toiletries.

Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the main areas of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.

Scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi take approximately 2 hours. The transfer from Kihihi to the camp is one hour 15 minutes. The road transfer from Kigali (Rwanda) to the camp takes around 6 hours.

Guests can join a Community Interaction, which includes a walk through the area meeting tea pickers, see how beer is made from bananas, visit the local clinic and even a traditional medicine man. End your visit with a performance by the Batwa pygmy community.

Gorilla tracking is a year-round activity and tracking commences at 08:30. There is a daily maximum of 8 visitors to each gorilla group. The terrain is testing in places but is fine if you are physically fit. Guides are always on hand to help and assist should you need it. Once the gorillas are located, the group can enjoy their company for one hour.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years. The final decision on whether a guest can go gorilla trekking remains with the guide and camp manager.


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