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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp


Deep in the heart of Uganda's breathtaking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest lies Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, an astonishing lodge where a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the majesty of one of Africa's most remarkable creatures awaits.

One of the most exciting features of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is its unrivalled position, located just inside the gates to the forest and a five-minute walk from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Centre. This is where gorilla trekking adventures begin, however gorilla families have been known to pay a visit to the camp itself – just imagine the magic of waking up to the sight of a magnificent great ape.

A hymn to eco-conscious design, the lodge blends effortlessly with the dramatic mountain landscape, offering seclusion and space amidst ancient rainforest; with only ten private luxury tents, an intimate and exclusive experience is guaranteed.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp's communal area is equally impressive, with a comfortable lounge, elegant dining area and a well-stocked bar offering soaring views over the lush rainforest. Come dusk, guests gather around the central campfire under glittering, star-strewn skies and swap stories of that day’s adventures to the tune of the night chorus.

The splendour of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp goes beyond its luxurious accommodations and proximity to the awesome gorillas. Guests are also invited to interact with the local community through Sanctuary’s philanthropic projects. This experience offers a unique glimpse into the lives of the semi-nomadic Batwa people, the original dwellers of the forest.

No Of Rooms (10)
10 Tents
Gorilla (2)
Gorilla Trekking
Game Drives
Game Drives
Walking Safari
Forest Walk
Birding Walks
Open All Year
Open All Year
Manager Forest Camp Gorilla Watching Uganda
Camp Manager
Makarius is Ugandan-born and bred and is a long-serving member of the Sanctuary family. Since he joined us in April 2016, Makarius has been critical to bringing Gorilla Forest Camp to the high standards it holds today. Makarius infectious passion for his homeland helps make our guests trips. Whether you are curious about the gorillas hidden in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or want to learn more about the local Batwa community Makarius' will have all the answers.
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The best of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

  • The perfect base for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to track mountain gorillas
  • Exclusive camp with only ten tents
  • Frequently visited by gorilla families due to its unique location
  • Community and philanthropy tours

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10 Canvas Tents

Experience the beauty of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s unbelievable setting from the comfort of your own canvas kingdom, exquisitely adorned with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials.
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Dining in the Forest

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Dining in the Forest
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp prides itself on exceptional cuisine and the ability to cater to any special requests or dietary requirements, complemented by first-class, personalised service. Tuck into a gourmet breakfast overlooking the forest in the camp's bar, or enjoy dining outdoors that will place you at one with the wild.
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What to expect
Our professional chefs offer an abundance of fresh and locally-sourced produce and always take full advantage of this by incorporating seasonal ingredients into our dishes. The à la carte menu features a range of sensational dishes, with local ingredients used wherever possible, Indulge in divine dining with meals such as Coconut Chicken Curry with Rice and Chapatti on the menu.


Unwind in the forest

Premium Products
Specialist therapist, Precious, offers a range of rituals including herbal massages, hydrating facials and foot scrubs, all of which use natural, eco-friendly Africology products made with indigenous South African plants. Whether you are wrapped in Shea butter or covered in therapeutic essential oils, the aromas paired with the soothing sound of the forest wildlife in the background will transport you to a holistic state.
Massage Spa Sanctuary Forest Camp Gorilla Trekking Uganda
Pampering Spa Treatments
Our peaceful spa is a natural extension of the forest, where the healing sounds of nature combine with soothing treatments to create a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. After a long day of gorilla trekking through the mountains, enjoy one of our spa treatments and freshen up for the evening ahead. Let your muscles and mind be at ease under the magical hands of our skilled professionals.
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Special Offers

Current offers and packages available

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Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.