Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. This 8 tent camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa and offers guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. It's hard to fathom that such luxury and sophistication could be available in an area as remote as this, and we did face enormous logistical obstacles - but it was worth the wait.
Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for a gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi. 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!
Guests staying here can also 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.
The 8 tents are just as impressive as the communal areas. Wooden floors and decks support comfortable warm beds, and each tent boasts a bathtub, ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent observing and meeting gorillas, that looks straight out into the jungle's canopy.
Guests can dine under the stars and relax by the roaring campfire. On cooler evenings, the central cottage provides a warm shelter.
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All meals and selected beverages are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
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.
The camp has a bar and dining cottage overlooking the rainforest, as well as a raised natural platform for
There is a small gift shop at the camp offering a variety of local artifacts and practical supplies and a mini spa.
240 volt electricity is supplied for lighting and recharging of videos.
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.
For personal expenses and shop purchases the camp accepts Visa, Master Card, Amex and JCB credit
cards in addition to cash.
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 0830. 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 complany for one hour.