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Uganda gorilla safari - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest special offers.

 
Stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or combine this Bwindi lodge with any of the Sanctuary Lodges in Kenya (Masai Mara) and Tanzania and get the following discounts:
Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 30%
Stay 7+ nights & save up to 40%
Valid until 31st December 2018
 
UGANDA (see below for details)
- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

TANZANIA (click to see these camps)
- Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
- Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp
- Sanctuary Swala
- Sanctuary Kusini
- Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
- Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

KENYA (click to see this camp)
- Sanctuary Olonana
 
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Rates:
Rates per person per night sharing, in USD Length of stay
2018 Dates 1-3 Nights 4-6 Nights 7+ Nights
6 January - 31 March $500 $450 $375
1 April - 20 June $380 $266 $247
21 June - 30 September $635 $603 $572
1 October - 31 October $500 $450 $375
1 November - 20 December $380 $266 $247
21 December - 6 January 2019 $635 $603 $572
Single supplement of 50% except in low season when you pay the per person rate above.
 
Families:
Children of all ages are welcome at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Children below 2 years stay free of charge
Children aged 3 - 15 pay child reduction rate (50% of per person sharing rate) when sharing with 2 full paying adults.
In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.
Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with their parents.
The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.

Bwindi National Park is an area of awe-inspiring biodiversity with over 200 species of birds, butterflies and trees. But it is the elusive Mountain Gorilla that is the park's main star - and with half of the world's population living here, Bwindi offers adventurous travellers the chance of once-in-a-lifetime encounters with these elusive and endangered primates.
 

This is the ideal base for encounters with the mountain gorillas that live in Bwindi.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. This eight tent camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary's Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. The camp has an airstrip 40 minutes away where most guests arrive, but can also be reached by car in eleven hours from Kampala.

It's hard to fathom that such luxury and sophistication could be available in an area as remote as this. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for tracking and meeting the gorillas that live in Bwindi. Once in a while the gorillas even wander into the camp itself. Guests can dine under the stars and relax by the roaring campfire. On cooler evenings, the central cottage provides a warm shelter.

Why Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Frequently visited by gorilla families due to its unique location
Exclusive camp with only eight tents, the perfect base for a once in a lifetime trip to track mountain gorillas
Opportunity for community interaction, including the local Batwa Pygmies
Specially customised sedan chairs with support and harness allows less able guests to be carried into the rain forest to track the gorillas in their natural habitat
An established philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital which guests can visit

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The eight tents are just as impressive as the communal areas. Wooden floors and decks support comfortable warm beds, and each tent boasts a bathtub, ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day's gorilla tracking, that looks straight out into the jungle's canopy

Included Activities:
Forest Walk
Gorilla Forest Camp Forest walkBwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacular place to visit. Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area. There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and about 11 kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee. You can also find forest duiker antelopes and bush buck antelopes and over 200 species of butterflies are found in the park. Enjoy a guided forest walk on the Munyaga waterfall trail. This trail starts from the Park office and ends at the magnificent Munyaga waterfall. The walk to and from the waterfall takes about three hours and is a good way to practice or warm down before or after the Gorilla tracking.

Community Interaction
Gorilla Forest Camp community interactionAfter a short 10 minute drive from camp, your guide will brief you on the communities that live in the area. Bwindi is surrounded on the Buhoma side by the Bakiga community and the Batwa pygmy community. The walk takes about two hours and begins with a stroll through a small tea farming project, here you can stop to meet the tea pickers and perhaps even learn how to pluck tea leaves along the way. Then visit a local beer brewery and see how they mash bananas to make a fermented brew which is mixed and distilled to make banana beer - a popular local drink in the area! From here walk a short distance to the local clinic which GFC supports through various projects. Learn about how it started and the work they do for the community. Continue your walk to a nearby village and visit a traditional medicine men. The knowledge of using herbs for healing has been passed on from generation to generation and he will show you some of the herbs that grow in the forest and talk about how they are used. Later, relax and enjoy a performance by the Batwa pygmy community before returning to the lodge.

Additional Activities:
Gorilla Tracking
Gorilla Forest Camp Gorilla trackingThe gorillas are completely wild but have become used to seeing a few humans after years of habituation. Many of the expert guides have been involved in this process since the beginning, and are able to explain the complicated etiquette involved in meeting a giant silverback. This is an opportunity afforded only to a select few, as just eight visitors are allowed to view each group every day. Tracking through dense forest with steep slopes means that participants do need to be physically fit to enjoy the track. Once the gorillas are located, spend a maximum of one hour with them before returning back to camp. Please note only children aged 15 and above can track gorilla.

Birding Walks
Gorilla Forest Camp Birding walkBwindi boast over 350 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo – the “Albertine Rift Endemics”. For keen birders, we can arrange for a local expert to guide you on a fascinating 2-3 hour walk through the park.

All rates are subject to change and conditions apply.

Rates include:
All meals
All drinks (excluding premium brands)
Laundry
Community walk
Concession fees

Rates exclude:
Gorilla permits.
Transfers to/from airstrips.
Scheduled or charter flights to/from camp.
Items of a personal nature.
Medical insurance.
Premium alcoholic drinks
Gratuities to driver / guides and staff
All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases.

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