For a life-changing African gorilla trekking experience, you can do no better than Sanctuary’s Gorilla Forest Camp, the only concessionaire luxury camp within Uganda’s Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest. Bwindi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda, is home to just over half the world’s last surviving mountain gorillas. This exclusive retreat is perfectly situated for intimate one-on-one encounters with the endangered gorillas that inhabit this remote, unspoilt African wilderness. In fact, the camp – the only one within the National Park – receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves, so you may even have a chance gorilla encounter without even leaving Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.Read More

From the unparalleled luxury of Gorilla Forest Camp, just eight visitors at a time can enjoy expertly guided hikes to see the gorillas in their own remote habitat. Customised sedan chairs allow less able guests to be carried into the rainforest to track the gorillas, and there is also the opportunity to interact with the local Batwa pygmy community. The eight spacious luxury tents that make up Gorilla Forest Camp are tucked into a clearing with views of the lush rainforest and the Virunga Mountains. At the end of the day, treat yourself to a luxurious massage in the new mini spar, relax in the comfort of your five-star tented suite (furnished with two supremely comfortable queen-sized beds), or soak in your private open-air bathtub with its spectacular view of the jungle canopy.

Afterwards your personal attendant can serve you cocktails on your private viewing deck while you keep your eyes open for rare forest species – Bwindi is home to over 350 species of birds as well as rare forest elephants, giant forest hogs, 11 kinds of primates including red-tailed and blue monkeys, black-and-white colobus, baboons and chimpanzees.

But no African safari is complete without starlit nights spent under the night sky, so Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camps features a raised platform where you can enjoy open-air drinks and snacks around a roaring campfire, while delicious silver-service à la carte meals are served in the dining cottage. And if you simply must post your day’s photos to Facebook immediately, you’ll find it easy to do so with WiFi access in the main camp.

Luxurious yet low-impact Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ultimate base for your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experience.

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Luxury Tented Rooms

Located in one of the remotest areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints 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.