Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

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Why we like it

  • Perfect luxury base to go gorilla tracking
  • Other activities on offer include bird watching, forest tracking and visits to the local market and villages
  • Eight spacious tents on raised wooden platforms with en suite bathrooms
  • A superb mini spa offering various treatments and massages
  • Children are welcome at the camp but only children aged 15 and above are able to track the gorillas

A&K FavouriteExclusive to A&K clients

  • A 30 minute foot massage

*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information

Guest Testimonial

Please be informed that I have been provided with assistance from the same consultant over the past 3 or 4 years (Ben Harrison). His service is fantastic and that is one of the reasons why I have been using A & K services for the past 25 years.

- JT, Dominican Republic



Located deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most amazing natural environments. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth including 113 species of mammals (including a herd of the rare forest elephant), 200 species of butterfly and over 360 species of birds. In addition, Bwindi is home to seven species of primates of which the most endangered is the elusive mountain gorilla. Only 700 of these magnificent animals remain worldwide and Bwindi is home to just over half of them.

Gorilla Forest Camp has a bar and dining cottage as well as a natural raised platform for open-air dining. At night, a traditional African campfire is lit where the gorilla briefings take place. Cuisine and service has been described as the best in Uganda. Experienced guides will accompany you on your gorilla trekking where a maximum of eight visitors are allowed to each gorilla family group. Tracking can take anything between half an hour and up to nine hours dependent on the family you are visiting. You will also be trekking at altitudes of 5200 feet so a good level of fitness is required.

Designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, eight spacious double tents raised off the ground on wooden platforms benefit from new en suite facilities that look out onto the surrounding vegetation. Each tent has a spacious wooden veranda where you can relax, enjoy a private meal or simply absorb the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding rainforest.


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Fly to

Entebbe

flying time

8 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, June - September

Weather

With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.

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