Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Secluded and beautiful the secretive Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is found nestled deep within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which in itself impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. With an ideal location close to the starting point for the gorilla trekking experience place, the eight tent camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa - certainly the most luxurious choice on offer in the park. Due to its unique location, it's not unusual for the gorilla families to visit the camp itself!

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Gorilla Forest Camp offers 8 tents with wooden floors and decking, comfortable beds and a full bathroom with a bathtub that looks out onto the forest. The camp has a bar and dining cottage overlooking the rainforest, as well as a raised natural platform for open-air dining. The cosy campfire is the gathering point in the evenings where guests can sit around and enjoy Bwindi's crystal clear mountain sky. There is also a small gift shop at the camp offering a variety of local artefacts and practical supplies as well as a mini spa.

A visit to the camp allows guests to help preserve rich heritage and support the local community. The camp supports multiple local charities, and the Bwindi Women Bike enterprise allows guests to explore by bike while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Getting There

Full day's drive from Entebbe or Kampala; 2-3 hr drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector); 6-7 hr drive from Lake Mburo; 6 hr drive from Kigali in Rwanda or 1 hr, 40 min flight by light aircraft followed by an approximately 40 min / 2 hour drive to the camp depending on the airstrip.


Gorilla tracking, community walks, the Batwa Pygmy Tribe experience, birding walking and forest walks, Queen Elizabeth National Park drives.

Read what our previous clients thought of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

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Emmet O'Brien

Five star accomodation and service. Luxury tented accomodation with excellent facilities despite its remote location. The meals were delicious and personal service from the chef before and after was a nice touch. The day would finish off with a drink by the log camp fire. Unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to see the gorillas going though the camp, which happens occasionally...

28/06/2012 Read full trip review

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