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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

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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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Devizes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Difficult one to write about. Like the proverbial parson's egg, it's good in parts. It enjoys a great setting, just inside the NP. The food is excellent, the lodge is comfortable and well appointed, and the staff are very good. As others have noted, the tents are okay but the beds do need to have nets. There may not be... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights during our 3 week trip to Uganda, and it was the highlight of the trip. I can't say enough good things about this place. The main draw of this area is, of course, the gorillas, but this place was fantastic for many other reasons too. The accommodations were outstanding - clean, comfortable, with beautiful... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long and sweaty day of gorilla trekking, my partner and I arrived at Gorilla Forest Camp looking like swamp people. After the flight of stairs going up to the camp, we were greeted with a hilarious "you made it!" sign and a friendly staff member who checked us in and gave us a brief tour of the camp.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in the park. The staff here is very friendly and they are around and available. There are stairs to climb to get to the hotel and then more stairs to climb to get to your tent/bungalow. Food pretty good, main lodge nice. Tent basic, bathroom area a tad rough and a little bit buggy. Roomy tent -... 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 to learn you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for all your lovely comments as well as your constructive feedback, this will no doubt insist us. The team loved hosting you and do hope to have the opportunity of wlecoming you back one day soon... Dear Jim,... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out of all the places we stayed on our Uganda trip, this was by far the best. What sets this place apart is its service. The staff were simply excellent; within minutes they knew our names and focused on providing outstanding service. Barbara, the head waitress, could not have tried harder. The manager, Ian, was also exceptional. The rooms were... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this excellent review, much appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the lovely comments - Ian was especially pleased. We would love to welcome you back one day in the not too distant future.. Until then would be great of you could keep up to date with the latest... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Sanctuary. The location is lovely and the hospitality warm. We found the camp to be comfortable---I loved the sheets! The bathrooms are quite large. We did not have hot water on the morning of our trek but that was a one-time issue that was remedied by next shower. It was very nice to have complimentary... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Gorilla Forest Camp on Tripadvisor. We are glad that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us and so sorry about the water (which we are happy to hear was immediately remedied) and noise issue.. will follow up on this. Thank you for the recommendation, much appreciated,... More

Grand Junction, Colorado
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Service, service, service is the words that come to mind when I think about the moment I arrived. I am also a woman traveling alone. This camp is in the most beautiful surroundings. Great care and thought has been given to how this camp runs and is operated. It is an eco camp and they are very earth conscious. I... More

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

Dear Guest, WOW what an amazing review, thank you!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Gorilla Forest Camp and thank you for all your lovely comments - Michael was especially pleased. We have to agree the Gorilla trekking is an AMAZING experience and definitely a must!! Thank you once again we looking forward to welcoming you... More

Burlingame, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review thank you, much appreciated!!! We are very pleased you enjoy your time with us at Gorilla Forest Camp and thank you for the recommendation. Our team loved hosting you and do hope to welcome you back again one day soon... In the meantime you can keep up to date with the latest news from... More

Goddard, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

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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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