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Gorilla Resort Camp
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“LOVED IT!”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

Had a great time here at Gorilla Resort. Service was great and just a short minute drive from Bwindi Impenetrable NP for gorilla tracking.
I shared a room with a friend and we each had our own big beds. The bathroom was quite unique as well.
They offer complimentary laundry service to guests as a part of the price inclusions. The view from our room and dining area was really nice too.
The is also a stretch of little shops for tourists to purchase souvenirs about less than 5 minutes walk up the road (heading to Bwindi NP).

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon and this is by far the best place we stayed in during our 3 weeks in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania! Our tent was comfortable with great views and the staff were brilliant. They even made a cake for us as we were on our honeymoon!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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541 reviews
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

We specifically requested, booked and paid long in advance for (hundreds of USD) a large double bed accommodation, but we got a single tent with 1.5 size bed. The poor, cramped sleeping after a heavy gorila trek spoiled a bit this experience and the beautiful view there was from the balcony.
Moreover, the path down to the tents or cabins was crumbling and the slate stones slippary in the rain.
The lounge-dinner area was recently extended, but had insufficient furniture to sit all the tourists, unless you collected an uncomfortable dining room chair yourself.
The big bathtub was nice, but no shower, no champoo or bubbles as could be expected from a 5 start priced accommodation. The plastic window was almost non-transparent, so no mountain-forest view .
For paying the consumptions, the bar keeper did not have change and created a self appointed tip.
All the hotels in Buhoma are one next to each other, so the view is the same.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank huys25
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gorillares, Manager at Gorilla Resort Camp, responded to this review, March 17, 2011
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback about your stay at our camp in Bwindi.

It may be possible that your reservation and confirmation at this lodge by your booking agent was never received at the time of your booking which is why the allocated room was not a double room but rather a single room according to the pictures on this forum.

You will also note that there were ongoing renovations at the time of your visit and some of the accommodations were not being used at the time.

Please do feel free to get in touch directly with the management of the Lodge to enable them investigate this and respond to you.

Otherwise, we wish to thank you for your feedback and look forward to hearing from you once again.
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Calgary
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95 reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

This resort is just outside the gates to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is rustic in appearance but has all the amenities we were looking for. The reception desk doubles as the bar in a large covered eating / lounging area that is open on one side. The food choices were limited but the food was very good. Drinks were available when we wanted them. Our accommodation was a large tent with our own private bath (and hot shower). When we returned at night, our bed was heated by two hot water bottles. Sleeping was very comfortable. One day when we left our dirty clothes bag in the bathroom tub (as opposed to our suticase) when we returned our laundry was washed and folded. The resort is walking distance to the park entrance and there are little shops located all along the walk.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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2 Thank SolsticeCalgary
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Lovely views of the rain forest from the tent & dining room area, super attentive staff, especially Fred. Some of the very best food we had in Uganda, only slight downside for us was the dining area being enlarged & so some what of a building site. However overall a very good experience & very good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2010

We spent two nights at the Gorilla Resort - as a base for a birdwatching tour. We arrived after dark, but the next morning were greeted with wonderful views over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and a wide range of birds in the trees and bushes outside our tent. The tent was very comfortable, with a splendid bathroom, even if the solar lighting was rather dim. Food was satisfying , if unexciting and the service was excellent. There is some building work attached to the restaurant, but this did not impinge upon us. The Gorilla Resort was a one minute walk from Buhoma village and a leisurely ten to the National Park, where trails were easily accessible. A good choice for visiting the area.

  • Stayed July 2010
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2 Thank Diomedia
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derby
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2010

Great place, only a few minutes walk to the national park HQ for gorilla trekking. Our tent was very spacious, had solar powered lighting, comfy beds and brilliant views. The bathroom was gorgeous, with flushing toilets and a bath. It was the perfect place to relax with a drink after trekking the gorillas. Food was good and the staff were friendly and i also liked the tip box so if you wanted to leave a tip for good service you didn't have to keep getting your money out.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gorilla Resort Camp

Property: Gorilla Resort Camp
Address: Buhoma | Kanungu District, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Intimate, exclusive safari camp, with a breath-taking view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located at Buhoma - Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park on a Mountain side. The camp has been constructed and built to the highest standards whilst retaining sympathy with the local surroundings. ... more   less 
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Gorilla Resort Camp Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Resort Camp Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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