Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Nestled deep within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is one of the most atmospheric in Uganda.
Its remote location means that Mountain Gorillas occasionally visit, and the property is a perfect base for tracking these endangered gentle giants. It’s also possible to interact with local Batwa Pygmy communities who inhabit this spectacular region of volcanoes, densely forested mountains, and also waterfalls.
Guests at Gorilla Forest Camp are accommodated in 8 tented suites featuring thatched roofs and furnished timber verandas. Each one contains two comfortable beds and a large bathtub ideal for soaking sore muscles after a long day outdoors. The main lodge also contains a dining, lounge and bar area, with a mini-spa for relaxing treatments.
Aside from trekking into the rainforest in search of Mountain Gorilla troops, guests at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp can also enjoy some of Uganda’s finest bird-watching, nature walks through wilderness inhabited by unusual forest-dwelling species and cultural excursions visiting nearby villages. If you’re staying awhile, it’s also possible to visit the nearby Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and also elephants.
How to get to Gorilla Forest Camp
Guests can fly into Kihihi airstrip which is located about 2.5 hours’ drive from Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Also, they can drive – a journey which can take over 8 hours.
Activities Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
- Mountain Gorilla trekking
- Nature walks
- Cultural visits
- Day trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Gorilla Forest Camp Highlights
- A luxury tented camp within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- So remote that sometimes Mountain Gorillas visit
- Privileged access to a World Heritage-listed rainforest
- Harboring gorilla troops as well as a host of other unique species
- Also there are opportunities to interact with traditional local communities
Book a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and sleep at this luxurious lodge: