We stayed here for three nights in November (low season offer pay for two nights stay three) and cannot say enough good things about the lodge.
All lodges here are small as there are only three gorilla groups limited to 8 visitors a day, and Sanctuary only has 8 cottages all very secluded.
From the minute we arrived and were greeted at the bottom of the steps up to the lodge we were made to feel at home, with the staff addressing you by first name (rather than "what is you room number?").
The tented cottages are very cosy and large, with a separate shower and toilet and a separate bathroom (both stone/cement) and you don't feel as though you are on a tent.
Food was great with a set meal with two choices every evening and either a picnic lunch or sit down meal depending on what activities you are doing. House wine (good South African stuff), beer and soft drinks all included. As is laundry which includes cleaning and drying your hiking bots which we had left out only to dry!!!
Privileged to see the gorillas after a 45 minute drive and 90 minute walk, which was fantastic
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idyllically located in a glade facing mist-shrouded primeval rainforest in the far southwestern corner of Uganda, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric camps in Africa. A World Heritage site, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is an area of awe-inspiring bio-diversity with over 200 species of birds, butterflies and trees. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park