Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp lounge

Location: Bwindi National Park, Uganda


In the deep Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, nestles the Sanctuary Gorilla Camp a 10-minute walk from the park headquarters at Bwindi National Park. Bwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible by air on scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip – 1 hr. 45mins fly time, as the closest airstrip to the camp, is 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away.

In addition to the gorillas, Bwindi is home to rare forest elephants, giant forest hogs, and eleven kinds of primates, such as red-tailed and blue monkeys, black and white colobus, baboons, and chimpanzees. You can also find forest duiker antelopes, bushbuck antelopes, and over 200 species of butterflies.

In one of Africa’s remotest areas, situated uniquely inside the national park, sits these ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, spacious eight tents, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. 

Each featuring two queen-sized beds draped in neutral-toned linens, local artifacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and outside the accommodation. Stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath, this camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape.

The camp’s communal area stars a comfortable lounge, well-stocked bar, an elegant dining area, and a campfire – under star-strewn skies, guests gather around to swap stories of the day’s adventure. Mealtimes here, lend a taste of the destination, with the Chefs expertise, dishes are prepared with promising simple flavours that showcase fresh local ingredients – the traditional smoked beef in peanut sauce served with Kalo (millet bread). The option of candlelit alfresco dining is available on your tent’s private deck.

Children of all ages are welcome in the camp, but children up to the age of 11 are required to share a room with an adult with children aged 15 or older allowed to take part in gorilla trekking. Proudly involved with the Bwindi Community Hospital and Victory School in the area, by supporting them through various projects. – Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy (SRP) throughout East and Southern Africa.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp - Uganda Luxury Tented Twin Rooms
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp – Uganda Luxury Tented Twin Rooms
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp - Uganda veranda of Luxury Tented Rooms
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp – Uganda veranda of Luxury Tented Rooms
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Camp fire set up
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Camp fire set up
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp lounge
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp lounge
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp personlized service
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp personlized service

Uniqueness of this Camp

  • Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Uganda’s endangered gorillas await, by staying in one of these ten private luxury tents in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Frequently visited by gorilla families due to its unique location.
  • Exclusive camp with ten tents. 
  • This is the perfect base for a once-in-a-lifetime tracking of mountain gorillas.
  • Opportunity for community interaction, including the local Batwa Pygmies.
  • Specially customized sedan chairs with support and harness allows less able guests to be carried into the rainforest to track the gorillas in their natural habitat.
  • An established philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital which guests can visit.
  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp prides itself in the personalized service we are able to offer our guests.


In tent exclusive tents, queen-sized beds, a private terrace, a large free-standing bathtub, and shower, hot and cold running water, a safety box, slippers, dressing gowns, Hairdryers, each room has its own Wi-Fi connection, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen.


Camp Amenities: 24-hour Security, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Spa, Dining and bar cottage, Open air-dining under the stars by the roaring campfire.


Gorilla Tracking, Visit Batwa tribe – Learn about and interact with the local Batwa People, Bird Walks – Bwindi boasts over 350 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo – the so-called “Albertine Rift Endemics”, Guided forest walk on the Munyaga waterfall trail, Queen Elizabeth National Park game drives drives to Ishasha, located in the south of the well-known Queen Elizabeth National Park, a sector famous for its population of tree-climbing lions, Community Walk,  The mini spa Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.