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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
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
Exclusive to A&K clients
- A 30 minute foot massage
*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information
Your company has done everything extremely well, from the first greeting on phoning initially to now having the booking process well underway. Ben Harrison's attention to detail has made this all a very enjoyable experience.
- FT, Cambridgeshire
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.
8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
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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Suggested itineraries in Uganda
Uganda Gorilla Safari
Nights: 4 | from £3,175pp
There’s no experience quite like gazing into the brown eyes of a mountain gorilla – and with just over 800 of these endangered primates remaining, it’s a rare privilege indeed. Venture deep into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with experienced guides to track a habituat-ed family and enjoy a unique, unforgettable wildlife encounter.
Chimp Trekking in Uganda
Nights: 5 | from £2,595pp
A five night chimpanzee-centric wildlife adventure in two of Uganda’s primate hot spots – the magical Kibale Forest and wildlife-rich Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 20 | from £77,080pp
Experience the highlights of Africa on one amazing journey. Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet takes you to seven countries in 21 days, revealing Africa's wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic. Travel in style on board our chartered Boeing 757, equipped with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Nights: 10 | from £6,145pp
Uganda is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. While most people visit just for gorilla trekking – which is a must – this mountainous, lake-flecked, wildlife-rich country has plenty more to offer.