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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our reason for traveling to Uganda was to see the gorillas but we ended up with a much fuller experience. The location of this lodge is just perfect. Being right in Bwindi means you can walk to the start of the gorilla trekking. There is also a chance to see the gorillas very close by (although we did not). We...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our 5th Sanctuary Lodge stay. We stayed 4 nights. And as with other Sanctuary lodges you expect a certain level of comfort and service. From the time Moses picked us up at the airport to dropping us back there we enjoyed our time here in Bwindi. I must say the stairs are a "challenge" as I have leg...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the camp for 3 nights and had a fantastic experience. The staff was incredibly attentive, particularly Nicholas and John- they knew the five of us by name as soon as we showed up. They even knew our drink orders by the second day. We stayed at 5 different places in Tanzania and Uganda and the Sanctuary Gorilla...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Massages, meals, lodging, cleaning services were spectacular. We rated them as one of the best camps (been to 6) we've visited in Africa & India. Towels were replaced often and plenty of water was provided for drinking & bathing. We took 3 hikes (Batwa and 2 gorilla). The hike to visit with the Batwa (4-5 hours) required us to climb...

Thank LosDosPenguinos
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This was the fifth and final Sanctuary camp that which we stayed during our nearly three week tour of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. I'd love to say that Sanctuary saved the best for last...but the fact is every single camp was beyond excellent and this camp was certainly no exception. The location of this camp is ideal, situated on the...

Thank DuncanTCH
Hudson, NY
Reviewed February 22, 2017

SGFC was our fifth and final camp of our 18 day African adventure and, like the four other camps before it, this camp was unlike any place we had stayed before. We were picked up by Rogers at the Kahihi airstrip, about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the camp. His smile is infectious and his love, passion and pride...

Thank Russell G
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 nights at this beautiful, private, in park retreat. The attention to detail and care from the moment I was picked up at Kahihi airport until I was returned was exceptional. The individual tent was spacious and comfortable, the meals and drinks were delicious, and the arrangements for gorilla trekking as well as community visits was tailored to...

Thank Kathy F
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed January 27, 2017

We were picked up at Myeya Lodge by the Camps driver Moses who throughout our trips with him over the next few days was excellent and could not do enough for us. The trip from Myeya to Bwindi took over 4 hours and was basically a 4 hour game trip with an incredible sighting of tree climbing lions at ishasha...

Thank 637Keith
Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed January 24, 2017

I agree with all 200+ other excellent reviews so I'm not going to repeat what they say. I just want to add that I thought it was a really nice touch there was a hair dryer in the bathroom. It runs by generator which you need to ask them to turn on, but they do it readily and quickly and...

Thank AnnNap
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is not your luxury safari camp but it's excellent for the location. Usual format Checkin: Done after the scenic transfer from the airstrip Open your eyes on the way in and absorb what is truly a special location. THE pearl of Africa at its best and a country trying to make for change. Be prepared the walk up the...

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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 

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Address: Gorilla Territory, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $495 - $2,178 (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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“Weaver Bird was all the way at the top of the steps. If you have a problem going up steps, be sure to ask for a lower room.”
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“We had the highest room at the lodge and if available i would ask for this.”
637Keith, Jan 27, 2017 | Read review
“The tent with the most expansive view is furthest away from the main lodge.”
Barb80304, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is a great room.”
HitmanInc, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were good.”
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