Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a luxury accommodation found in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in the Buhoma section. This brilliant accommodation facility is among the only two lodges which are located inside the park.
This luxurious tented lodge ensures a high level of privacy while experiencing this breathtaking spot. Hanging around Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp you have chances of watching gorilla families frequently wandering around the area. For guests opting to trek gorillas on luxury arrangements, the Sanctuary Lodge makes it
Bwindi Impenetrable forest is one of the UNESCO world’s last remaining rich ecosystems. The forest is spread series of steep ridges and valleys that form a protective habitat for the mountain gorillas. The entrance provides an excellent vantage point for starting the excellent gorilla activity at Buhoma trailhead.
Ecologically respectful, contemporary, and yet classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape. What is most revered by its guest are mountain gorilla surprise visits on the lodge’s lawn.
The lodge’s prized lounge overlooks the rainforest with a raised natural platform built for open air-dining. A full English and continental breakfast are served before your morning activity, complemented by delicious packed lunch including fresh fruit, and sweet and savory delights to take with you.
Accommodation at Sanctuary
Gorilla Forest Camp offers 10 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 cozy campfire is the gathering point in the evenings where you can sit around and enjoy Bwindi’s crystal-clear mountain sky.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, and local artifacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and out of 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.
Facilities and services at Sanctuary
There is also a small gift shop at the camp offering a variety of local artifacts and practical supplies as well as a mini spa. A visit to the camp allows guests to help preserve the rich heritage and support the local community. The camp supports multiple local charities, and the Bwindi Women Bike enterprise allows you to explore by bike while supporting a worthwhile cause. The lodge provides spa services, such as massages. The meal is consistently delicious, the service is first-rate, and there is a daily laundry service.
The camp’s sunrises are brought out by the tropical emerald feel of the forests lighting up the camp’s tents like an enchanting village. The camp’s small size retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s jungle magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mood.
- 25-Hours Electricity
- Laundry Services
- En-suite bathrooms
- Outdoor fireplace
- Private deck/veranda
- Forest Canopy Views
Adventures to undertake when at Sanctuary
Buhoma Community Village Walk provides an opportunity to support the local community while immersing yourself in the region’s cultural feel on walking trails through the village.
A visit to Ride 4 a Women, a local organization supporting native women struggling at home with issues associated with HIV, domestic violence, and poverty, is soul-enriching. Visitors are invited to view the women working at the local center sewing, weaving, and learning new skills to make a living and help towards education for their children.
The Batwa cultural experience is a popular activity with guests at Buhoma. Batwa Development Program conducts whole-day experiences around the tribe’s historical lifestyle in the forest, like hunting and gathering skills.
Guided nature walks and hikes along defined forest trails. Taking this walk guarantees you a fresh experience of forest flora, fauna, and wildlife such as monkeys, primates, forest hogs, elephants, and over 23 Albertine endemic bird species.