Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Uganda’s endangered gorillas await when you stay in one of these only ten private luxury tents in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure.
Due to its location, it’s not unusual for the gorilla families to visit the camp itself
1st April – 30th May / 1st Nov -20th Dec
From USD$ 5818 per person sharing
06 Jan – 31 Mar / 01- 30th Jun / 01 – 31st Oct
From USD$ 7108 per person sharing
21 Jun – 30 Sept / 21st De – 5th Jan 2021
From USD$ 8098 per person sharing
Fly from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip where you will be met by a representative of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp who will transfer you to the lodge.
Settle in amongst the mountains and enjoy your first afternoon deep in the forest. Due to its location, it’s not unusual for the gorilla families to visit the camp itself
Early breakfast this morning before a briefing from your guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.30 am. The gorillas we track belong to one of the ‘habituated’ family groups in Northern Bwindi. For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans. Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Return to camp for dinner.
Today relax at camp or visit a local village and meet the villagers to learn about their day to day lives. On this walk you can visit a honey production site, a traditional medicine man, a traditional blacksmith, a local school when in term and even attend a Batwa dance performance. The walk is organised with the local community as part of our community support. Or you could take a bird walk. Bwindi boast over 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo – the “Albertine Rift Endemics”. There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. After dinner simply relax and sip a drink as you listen to folk tunes played on the traditional Bakiga guitar.
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the camp, before your transfer to Kihihi airstrip for your shared scheduled flight back to Entebbe International Airport
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