Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
At a Glance
Savour the remote location deep in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the best spots in the world for tracking mountain gorillas
Exclusivity is guaranteed at the only luxury camp within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Keep your eyes peeled for mountain gorilla families coming to play in the camp's grounds
The eight luxurious tents have spectacular views out onto the surrounding jungle
Enjoy a unique community interaction experience with local Batwa Pygmies
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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.
It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.
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Gorilla Forest Camp, nestled in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, offers a luxurious base from which to track the endangered mountain gorilla. With just ten luxury tents enjoying fabulous views, this is an exclusive choice for visitors to Bwindi.
Gorilla Forest Camp has an impressive location in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south-western Uganda and is the perfect place to stay when tracking the endangered mountain gorilla that Bwindi National Park is most famous for. There are just eight luxurious tents which have impressive views over the park and Virunga volcanoes in the distance. Keep an eye out for gorillas in the garden as they are known to come and visit the camp itself!
As the name suggests, the main reason to stay at Gorilla Forest Camp is to track the endangered mountain gorillas, with half of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. An exclusive experience is on offer with just eight people allowed to track each group daily, making for a truly wonderful encounter. It can sometimes take a few hours to reach the gorillas, but once you find them you can spend a maximum of one hour with them, for one of the most breath-taking experiences of your life.
Gorilla Forest Camp has a total of ten luxury tents which are wonderfully set overlooking Bwindi, with a bath that enjoys panoramic views. The main area of the camp has a cosy lounge and bar area, which is the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and trade stories of your day spent gorilla tracking with fellow guests. There is also a mini spa where you can unwind and relax after a tiring day of trekking.
Gorilla Forest Camp has a total of eight luxury tents which have en-suite bathrooms, including a large bathtub looking out over Bwindi National Park.
Children of all ages are welcome at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, but please note that children aged 15 and younger are required to share a room with an adult. Babysitting is available upon request at an additional charge.
Please note that the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.
The main activity on offer at Gorilla Forest Camp is mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Additional activities include community walk to meet the local Batwa community, a full-day Batwa Tribe experience, birding and forest walks, game drives in the Queen Elizabeth National Park and spa treatments.
A new and exclusive experience, spend a day in the jungle observing Uganda's mountain gorilla, and learning about the species. Help researches in this unique opportunity, aimed at saving the species from extinction.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of visits to Uganda, to see the fascinating mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Mobile camping in Uganda
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Walking safari from Nkuringo to Buhoma
Step off the beaten track and trek the route between Nkuringo and Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Learn about the forest's flora and fauna from your expert guide as you immerse yourself in the dense jungle.
Location & directions
Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Gorilla Forest Camp is hidden deep within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south-west Uganda.
How to get there
8-hour 30-minute international flight from London to Entebbe, followed by either a 2-hour charter flight or a 10-hour drive from Kampala. Charter flights are from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip, with a road transfer from the airstrip to the lodge, taking around 1 hour 15 minutes.
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