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Nelspruit
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Sanctuary once again proved why they are the best! My second trip to Bwindi l wanted to take a gorilla home-and as l couldn't get a real one-l bought the biggest carving l could find (90kgs!) Staff went out of their way to humor me-arranging free transport to their office in Kampala where Daphne Murungi managed to find a shipping...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and for all your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is simply perfect! It is the best possible place to base yourself for the amazing gorilla trekking experience. We had the camp to ourselves which initially we thought might be awkward but the three nights we spent here were not only the best we had in a month in Africa but are up there, if not...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and for all your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2014

We ended our two week Kenya and uganda honeymoon here. We stayed for 3 nights and absolutely loved it here. The service is wonderful and the view is spectacular. You really are in the middle of the forest and it is so peaceful and serene.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly, congratulations on your marriage - we wish you many happy years together! Secondly thank you for this love review much appreciated, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties – perhaps even for your first wedding anniversary! Until then you can keep up to...

Michigan
Reviewed 7 December 2014

I stayed 2 nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp. The staff were all exceptional and the food was also very good! The camp is in a good location close to the staging area for the gorilla treks and close enough to walk into town for shopping. A walk to the Batwa Pygmy village was a highlight of the stay!

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, much appreciated! Thank you for your kind comments – the team in camp loved the feedback. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties, and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just...

Paradise Valley, AZ, United States
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We spent three nights at this remarkable camp during Nov. The camp offers a beautiful lounge and dining room that overlook the lush landscape with views of the Impenetrable forrest. All the staff - director to housekeeping staff - were professional, personable, and helpful. It was a delight to be there sharing conversations with staff and other guests. The food...

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Dear Alison, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and for all your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you...

waikato
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

This Camp is lovely, staff are friendly and tented rooms have everything you need. We stayed here for 3 nights and did two Gorilla Treks. I would highly recommend doing two as the Gorilla Family Experiences are very different. The Tented Rooms had a very peaceful and tranquil feel, lovely to sit in the bath or on the private deck...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a great review, thank you so much!! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and do hope you return soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp in September. We trekked for the gorillas two days and that was an amazing experience. We encourage all travelers to trek two days if you can, because the gorilla families are all different and you will have a different experience with each one! Like a previous Reviewer...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and thank you for your feedback, we will definitely being looking into the issues your have highlighted. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for...

Sedgwick
Reviewed 21 September 2014

This place is just the icing on the cake! Trekking gorillas is the most amazing thing but the hotel and it's staff just make the experience that bit more special. Special thanks to Michael our most wonderful housekeeper and Precious. A truly wonderful place that really is a sanctuary. Thanks to all the most amazing and wonderful staff. I just...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, WOW what a fantastic review, thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Gorilla Forest Camp and thank you for all your lovely comments - Michael especially loved your feedback. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from...

Reviewed 19 September 2014

Comfortable, relaxing and absolutely delightful. Everyone does their best to make your stay memorable and then there is Barbara....her laugh is the most joyous sound that I have ever heard. I made a video just so I could take Barabara's laugh back to New York with me. Sanctuary embodies the welcoming spirit of Uganda.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Janet, Lovely review thank you, much appreciated. Barbara and the rest of the Gorilla Forest Camp team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back. Please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if...

Reviewed 18 September 2014

Loved the camp, amazing food, amazing staff, amazing position and trekking with mountain gorillas, one of the best experiences of my life. Sanctuary staff made a huge effort to find our lost bags and provided us with essentials just so our holiday would not be ruined, they really look after their guests

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Dear Diane, Thank you for this lovely review, we are delighted you had such a memorable stay with us. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As the only concessionaire luxury camp within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the perfect base from which to track the park's most famous resident - the mountain gorilla. The main area features a comfortable lounge and bar area as well as the main dining area while the mini spa offers a wide selection of treatments. Located within the National Park, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp offers guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area. In fact Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp often receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves. For the lucky guests in camp at those times, they may have the chance for a gorilla encounter without even leaving Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. The eight tents at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp are stylish and spacious, each featuring two queen sized beds. In addition to the comfortable warm beds, each tent has a huge bathtub that looks straight into the jungle canopy ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent observing and meeting gorillas. Observe rare forest species while soaking in the tub, followed by a cocktail on the private viewing deck served by your personal attendant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Address: Gorilla Territory, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $633 - $2,835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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“We had the highest room at the lodge and if available i would ask for this.”
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“Wifi and plugs available at the main lodge/dining area. Can use the blow dryer when the generator is on.”
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