Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is one of the most long-standing luxury properties in Uganda.
Located inside the gates of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, it was the original luxury tented camp and brought a new standard of hospitality to Uganda. Today, it remains an exclusive camp in a spectacular location, looking out to the mist-covered rainforest of Bwindi.
The tent luxury tents are nestled into the jungle canopy, each complete with stylish furnishings, a bathtub, and indoor shower. All rooms can be converted to triples, which is perfect for those travelling with children. The electric blanket will keep you cosy at night.
The Sanctuary focus on wellness shines through, with a gym bag in the rooms and a spa in the guest area. In the evening, guests sit around the outdoor fireplace for sundowners and cocktails. A guest entertainer plays traditional music on an African harp and shares stories.
The camp has established a philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital, which is well worth a visit. For those looking to complement their gorilla trekking with other activities, we recommend organising guided birding walks with a local expert, or a forest walk to the Munyaga waterfall.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
10 luxury tents
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
All ages welcome. All rooms convert to triples.
Why we love it
"The original luxury camp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; few other properties in Uganda have the heritage of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp."
Mike, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- Located inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, ideally positioned for gorilla trekking
- Luxury camp with only ten tents
- Scenic, raised position affords gorgeous views out into the forest
- Comfortable, stylish accommodation complete with butler service
- Bathtubs looking out to the jungle
- Restorative spa treatments