Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

​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.

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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. 

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

Featured Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Journeys

Private9 days, from AU$13,115
Uganda Wildlife Discovery (2019)

​The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover.

Private9 days, from AU$13,115
Private5 days, Call for a quote
Gorillas of Bwindi (2019)

This is a unique and remarkable opportunity for encounters with the rare and endangered gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Private5 days, Call for a quote
Private5 days, from AU$5,560
Gorillas of Bwindi

This is a unique and remarkable opportunity for encounters with the rare and endangered gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Private5 days, from AU$5,560
Private9 days, from AU$12,130
Uganda Wildlife Discovery

The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising.

Private9 days, from AU$12,130

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