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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Gorilla Territory, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burlingame, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The steep steps leading up to the camp is a fair warning of what's ahead, if you're arrived in Bwindi for gorilla trekking. The climb is worth it though and this lodge was my favorite place while traveling through Uganda. Part of the Sanctuary group it has incorporated the look and feel you find on safaris in Central- and South... More

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Goddard, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Gorilla Forest Camp for three nights and couldn't have had a better experience. The lodge situated just inside Bwindi was perfect, with a beautiful view, complete with Great blue touracos and L'hoests guenons coming to visit. The tented rooms are excellent, secluded, quiet, and clean with all the necessary amenities. The staff, Ian the manager, Jackson... More

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

Dear Jim, Thank you for sharing your experience of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp on Tripadvisor! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time and thank you for your kind comments. We have to agree, gorilla trekking is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back... More

Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay to visit the gorillas. Quiet location , but hear all guests coming and going. Very very quiet during the night though. Tents are comfortable but some can be a bit dingy and dark. Big bathrooms and the bath a surprise as is the 24 hour hot water! Staff are extremely helpful and polite. Internet slow but... More

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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 post this review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for all your kind comments especially about they staff they were very pleased with your feedback. We appreciate the constructive feedback as well and will look into the issues you highlighted... We hope to welcome you back one day soon and we will have... More

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second visit to GFC, two years after the first, was a true pleasure - again. The location is unbeatable, the rooms extremely comfortable, and Jackson a terrific manager who seems to be able to fix just about anything you need help with. Being able to take a hot bath after a long day of gorilla tracking is a very... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review we are pleased that this was your second visit with us and that you enjoyed it. thank you for your kind comments expecially about Jackson her was very please with your feedback. The power and wifi is something we are currently looking into and hope to have this rectified as soon as... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

other reviews have it right. this is a great place to stay. the rooms/tents are very comfortable and quiet. the lounge/bar and restaurant are first rate. watch monkeys play while you eat. very close to kick off point for gorilla trek. special thanks to lodovic for doing such a great job on the room.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We shared your feedback with the team and they were very pleased with your comments, especially Lodovic.. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon.. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and Gorilla Forest... More

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our stay at the Gorilla Forest Camp has been a wonderful experience. The lodge is great, the rooms are beautiful and the food selection was excellent. Jackson and Nicholas were very helpful, friendly and accommodating to any of our needs. Thank you for this fantastic time at Bwindi!

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a fantastic review, thank you so much!! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the kind comments especially about Jackson and Nicholas, they loved hosting you and do hope to welcome you back on yhe not too distant future.. Until then please keep up to date with the latest news... More

Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were a group of 9 and everyone was very happy with the staff and the accomodations. Jackson and Nicolas were so very helpful and friendly. We took two treks to see gorillas and encountered the family after less than one hour walk.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Gorilla Forest Camp and for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are so glad you had a great experience with us. So nice of you to comment on our staff and accommodation. Jackson and Nicholas were very pleased with your remarks, Thank you so much... More

Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were the only 2 at the lodge from 17-5-14 - 20-5-2014. What a truly amazing experience. All staff and management were friendly, could not do enough for us. The food was fantastic, accommodation great. Bon fires every night. Barbara the masseuse was so much fun. Even had hot water bottles placed in our beds at night. Nothing was spared... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn, Thank you for this wonderful review, we are deighted that you had an amazing experience with us. We shared your lovely feedback, the rest of the team, they loved your remarks and we have to agree the gorilla trekking is definitely an unforgettable experience... Thanks you once again and we would love fo ryou to keep up to... More

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Obviously, the gorilla trekking is the highlight when coming to Bwindi; however, the staff and charm of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp made an already wonderful experience even better. The food was absolutely fantastic and everyone who worked there tried their hardest to make your experience the best possible.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, Thank you for this wonderful review!! We are thrilled that we were able to make an already wonderful experience even better and would like to thank you for your kind comments, the team were very pleased that you appreciated their efforts. They loved hosting you and would love to welcome you back again in the not too distant... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Lodge is aptly named -a sanctuary in the impenetrable forest. Of course the gorillas are the highlight but to come back to a fantastic lodge with incredible staff make the day complete From Ian the manager ,Shallon the waitress who could never do enough ,Barbara the hostess / masseuse / shop assistant they all made it a pleasure to... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy, What a great review thank you!! We shared your feedback with the rest of the GFC team they were very pleased with your feedback, especially Ian,Shallon and Barbara. It was indeed a pleasure hosting you and we do hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back one day. Until then please keep up to date with the... More

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Address: Gorilla Territory, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Also Known As:
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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