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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.
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Gorilla Territory, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
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Seeing the gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the highlights of my travel life and the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in Uganda turned out to be a perfect launch point. My room was charming and comfortable, and I had a field of flowers just outside my door.
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Seeing the mountain gorillas was a life highlight and staying at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp made the visit to this remote part of the world as comfortable as it possibly could be. The rooms are comfortable permanent tents. Beds a little ‘firm’ - but not terrible.
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GFC was a gem of a recommendation. Not only is it a 10 min walk from the entrance to start the tracking (nb extra snooze time) but it was a wonderful retreat from all around it yet creating the jungle experience through careful design and ethos. Positives include amazing food
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The accommodation was fantastic and the food was amazing. They were able to provide a vegan menu for our group and every night we had drinks out on the lawn. Trekking to the gorilla family was such an awesome experience - I highly recommend it all.
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I stayed here back n 2002 and several times since but the increasing price tag had kept me away in latter years. However I wanted one last visit here and took advantage of their 4 for 3 offer and maxed out the budget. I was not disappointed at all. Booking had been
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Don't encourage the monkeys. There is a semi tame family of l'hoest's monkey that call regularly. Do NOT feed them!
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A bath with a view. Don't frighten the monkeys!! Stay modest!
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Hi you are pretty much guaranteed to see the gorillas, 1 of my treks took 8 hours, this was the first one, it was tough but I really enjoyed spending that amount of time climbing through the jungle, the 2nd time we found them in about 40 minutes and it was much more relaxed. It is worth doing 2 if you can as you get a very different experience, the community trip and Batwa trip are only a few hours so take half a day, we did one on the day we arrived and one the afternoon after our 2nd gorilla trek. We also had the experience of a gorilla coming into the camp one evening and he was still there the next morning so I hope this happens for you as well.
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No definite answer can be given as the gorillas move around in their natural habitat! For us it took around 2.5/3 hours each day to track them. There are a maximum of 8 hikers in each tracking group. Gorilla family group sizes depend on which family you are tracking - we saw a family group of 10 the one day and the other day it was larger - I think around 15 if memory serves me correctly!
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The children's age is 15. The camp staff and the porters are very helpful and can most likely make this work for you. You just have to let them know ahead of time and then work with them to select the appropriate group to track. Always use the porters, not only will it make your trek more enjoyable, it really helps the local economy.
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Hello, Thank you for your question. Gorilla trekking will normally take between 3 – 8 hours. This is because the gorillas are in their natural habitat and will move all over in search for food. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a hilly area and it involves climbing up and down the hills as you trek. Altitude is between 1700 – 1900 feet. I hope this answers your question. Please contact us again if you have any further queries. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in August 2018! Kind regards, Sanctuary Retreats
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"The rooms are half brick and half tent - quite lovely and worth the expense."
"they're all the same and they're all great"
"All rooms are great if you have issues walking ask for a room close to the main lodge area."
"Room #1 and "Kingfisher" are more private. Room #6 is too close to the generator and the tents on either side."
"No human noise, excellent views. The steps to the whole complex would tax the unfit and probably far from ideal if one has mobility issues."
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UgandaWestern RegionBwindi Impenetrable National Park
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