ocated deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge
offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most amazing natural environments. A
UNESCO World Heritage site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas
on earth including 113 species of mammals (including a herd of the rare forest elephant),
200 species of butterfly and over 360 species of birds. In addition, Bwindi is home to
seven species of primates of which the most endangered is the elusive mountain
gorilla. Only 700 of these magnificent animals remain worldwide and Bwindi is home
to just over half of them.
Gorilla Forest Camp has a bar and dining cottage as well as a natural raised platform
for open-air dining. At night, a traditional African campfire is lit where the gorilla
briefings take place. Cuisine and service has been described as the best in Uganda.
Experienced guides will accompany you on your gorilla trekking where a maximum
of eight visitors are allowed to each gorilla family group. Tracking can take anything
between half an hour and up to nine hours dependent on the family you are visiting.
You will also be trekking at altitudes of 5200 feet so a good level of fitness is required.
Designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, eight spacious double tents raised
off the ground on wooden platforms benefit from new en suite facilities that look out onto
the surrounding vegetation. Each tent has a spacious wooden veranda where you can relax,
enjoy a private meal or simply absorb the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding
xplora is a Chilean hotel and touring company that
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Gorillas in the Mist,
Tracking endangered species at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp