Thousands have embarked on Africa safaris to have lifetime encounters with Uganda’s endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Before you set for your Uganda safari, ensure your Uganda Tour Operator has booked for you your Uganda safari accommodation at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.
Situated uniquely inside in the heart Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp awaits your stay in one of its eight private luxury tents in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest during your Uganda tour.
Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and you are only minutes away from the start point of your Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure.
Why Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
- Frequently visited by gorilla families due to its unique location
- Exclusive camp with eight tents currently, growing to ten for 2020
- This is the perfect base for a once in a lifetime trip to track mountain gorillas
- Opportunity for community interaction, including the local Batwa Pygmies
- Specially customized sedan chairs with support and harness allow less able guests to be carried into the rain forest to track the gorillas in their natural habitat
- it has an established philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital which guests can visit
It makes Eating & drinking merry…
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s has a communal area that stars a comfortable lounge for its visitors characterized by a well-stocked bar and elegant dining area, giving you great views of the luxuriant rain forest.
During the meal times, you will enjoy expertly prepared dishes with simple flavours and fresh local ingredients. They serve traditional smoked beef in peanut sauce served with Kalo (millet bread). This is one of the best. Taste it!
A bar and dining cottage overlooks the rain-forest, and a raised natural platform is built for open air-dining under the stars by the roaring campfire. The bar and dining cottage overlooks the rain forest and a raised natural platform is built for open air-dining.
Though located in one of the remotest areas in Uganda, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp has comfortable canvas spaces that are dressed with indigenous patterns and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, and local artefacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and out the accommodation. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to there being so few tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mod con.
Raised on wooden platforms, spacious, airy and beautifully designed, the sleeping tents possess a double or twin bed, a well-furnished veranda, plenty of room to change in and a separate bathroom. Each tent bathroom contains a sink, flush toilet, shower and a standalone bath.
The tents have well-polished wooden floors, with locally sourced tables and seats. There clean looks and feel of the rooms gives you a homely and welcoming environment. Mosquito nets are provided for each tent so no worries however; you should carry an insect repellant with you.
Before your Uganda gorilla tour…
Before you go for your Uganda Gorilla safari, you will be served with a full English and continental breakfast. After breakfast, the camp will pack you delicious lunch including fresh fruit, sweet and spicy delights to take with you for your Uganda gorilla trek safari. After your gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, grab your self-drinks under the stars by the roaring campfire as you discuss your amazing Uganda safari adventure.
Enjoy an à la carte meal served in the dining area overlooking the rain forest. You will dine at a silver service dinner with four to five courses each evening. One of the mains might even include black pepper beef with stir fry noodles.
The sanctuary welcomes children aged 6 years and over. Children aged 15 years and younger pay the child rate if they are sharing a room with 2 adults. The rest pay the same with adults.
- All meals
- All drinks (excluding premium brands and champagne)
- Community walk
- Concession fees
- Premium alcoholic drinks and champagne
- Gorilla permits
- Transfers to and from airstrips
- Gratuities to driver/guides and staff
- All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases
- Medical insurance
- Park fees
Uganda Safari Activities you can do while at the lodge
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Definitely its location in Bwindi Forest National Park gives you an open chance to enjoy a gorilla safari in Uganda however, you must have a Uganda gorilla trekking tour permit with you and you must be above 15 years. This is easier if you book through indigenous Uganda tour operators like Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd. Gorillas are one of the wild animals however, they have been habituated to tolerate human presence. Trekking through this dense forest with steep slopes means that you are required to be physically fit to enjoy the activity.
Enjoy the Batwa Experience…
During your leisure time at the lodge, take time off and walk to the nearby communities with your Uganda safari tour guide and interact with the local Batwa People. It can be a full day activity or just an hours activity depending on your choice. The visit includes music performance, visitation by the goddess, hunting and gathering demonstration and an opportunity to see how they live. The Twa tribe who are also known as the Batwa are the oldest inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. They speak the same language as the Hutu and Tutsi groups of Rwanda.
Uganda Birding safari walks…
Bwindi Forest boasts over 350 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo – the so-called the “Albertine Rift Endemics”. For keen birders, we can arrange for you a Uganda bird watching safari adventure with an expert Uganda birding safari guide. It can be a full day or just a 2-3 hour walk through the park.
Bwindi Forest Walks…
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacular place to visit. In addition to the gorillas, Bwindi is also home to rare forest elephants, giant forest hogs and eleven kinds of primates, such as red-tailed and blue monkeys, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzees. You can also find forest duiker antelopes, bushbuck antelopes and over 200 species of butterflies. We can offer a guided forest walk on the Munyaga waterfall trail. This trail starts from the Park office and ends at the magnificent Munyaga waterfall. The walk to and from the waterfall takes about three hours and is a good way to practice or cool down a day before or after the gorilla trekking tour in Uganda.
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