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GlorySafaris Kenya

Gorilla Forest Camp

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. It's hard to fathom that such luxury and sophistication could be available in an area as remote as this, and we did face enormous obstacles - but it was worth the wait.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for a gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi. Guests can dine under the stars and relax by the roaring campfire. On cooler evenings, the central cottage provides a warm shelter. Our camp is the only accommodation within the National Park, offering guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area. In fact, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp also receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves, up to 2 - 4 visits per month.

ROOMS DESCRIPTION

Each tent has a spacious wooden verandah where guests can relax, enjoy a private meal and absorb the mysterious beauty of the rainforest.

The eight tents are just as impressive as the communal areas. Wooden floors and decks support comfortable warm beds, and each tent boasts a bathtub, ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent tracking and meeting gorillas, that looks straight out into the jungle's canopy.

LODGE AMENITIES

:: 8 double en-suite tents, 2 queen-sized beds
:: En-suite facilities with a bathtub overlooking the forest
:: Private wooden deck overlooking the forest
:: Bar/dining cottage
:: Outside platform for open air dining
:: Electricity
:: Gift shop

ACTIVITIES AT THE LODGE

:: Traditional African campfire
:: Gorilla tracking
:: Bird watching
:: Forest trail
:: Waterfall and Munyaga River exploration
:: Community walk and cultural perfomances
:: Batwa cultural experience
:: Lecture by primatologist
:: Enjoy open air dining
:: Bar overlooks the rainforest

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT

The camp is currently working with community groups who come to its campfire to perform and tell stories. This income is directly reinvested into their communities
- We purchase most of our vegetables from AMAGARA vegetable garden. In the process we give back to small-scale local farmers.
- We recycle all our empty plastic water bottles and donate them to the local school which uses them in the construction of water reservoirs.

Accommodation IN Bwindi National Park

Note: Click on the links for more details.

:: Buhoma Lodge
:: Gorilla Forest Camp