Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Bwindi
Impenetrable Forest) Uganda
Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp
nestled in the mist-swathed rainforests of a mountainside in
the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The
exclusive location – one of two properties within the park's
boundaries - afford Gorilla Forest Camp the status of being
the ideal base for gorilla tracking, primate viewing and
birding excursions in the park. Bwindi is situated on
Uganda's extreme western border, very close to the
geographical heart of Africa where the confluence of the
Rift Valley and the Great Lakes have created an eco-system
that perhaps defines the very essence of the continent.
Fittingly, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse
areas on Earth, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage
Gorilla Forest Camp has been designed to blend seamlessly
into this most atmospheric of environments,
carefully-appointed towards the misty valleys and looming,
forest-clad mountains that protect this fragile eco-system.
Accommodation is in 8 double tents, raised on wooden
platforms, each with en-suite facilities and hot and cold
running water, WC, basin and unusually – a bathtub looking
out onto the forest.
Each tent has a spacious wooden verandah where guests can
relax, enjoy a private meal and absorb the exotic mystery of
the surrounding rainforest that provided the inspiration for
the animation of Disney's The Jungle Book.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an enduring pocket
of a huge primeval forest that once stretched from the
Virunga Volcanoes in the South to the Rwenzori Mountains in
the North. The fertile 331 square kilometers of the park
contain 113 species of mammals (including a herd of the rare
forest elephant), 200 species of butterfly, over 360 species
of birds and a prodigious 324 tree varieties (10 of which
are endemic to the park).
In addition to this incredible diversity, Bwindi is home
to seven species of primates, attracting the attention of
international conservation efforts, of which the most
endangered is that elusive giant of Africa-- the Mountain
Gorilla. Only 600 of these magnificent animals remain
worldwide, and Bwindi is home to just over half of them. The Gorilla Forest Camp offers a bar and dining cottage
overlooking the rain forest, as well as a raised natural
platform for open air dining. At night, a traditional
African campfire is lit from where a lecture might be given
by a visiting primatologist, the gorilla briefings are
Accommodation Rates:- From $415 per person per night - Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.