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Oakland, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We booked our Gorilla Trek through the CTPH Camp and we were SO happy we did! They hired a driver who picked us up at our hotel in Kampala, drove us (10 hours!) to the camp where we spent 2 nights with all our meals and needs taken care of, and then drove us back (with a stop at Lake...

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CTPH, Public Relations Manager at Gorilla Conservation Camp, responded to this review

Hello Willow We hope you are doing fine. Thank you very much for the encounraging words. Let us keep in touch. Richard

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

A beautiful location with stunning views across the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The bandas in which you stay are large canvas tents within raised wooden structures with a tin roof. They are well made with adjacent bathroom facilities in the tent. Insect free and well-contained against the elements. Mosquito nets are present but at this altitude I doubt it's a real...

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Unlike most travellers I did not stay here whilst going on a gorilla trek, I was just accompanying others who were and took the opportunity for a day's R & R. The view from the camp is stunning and being away from the bustle of the town it is very peaceful. Although the accomodation is basic it is perfectly comfortable,...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I was hugely impressed by the quality of the service at Gorilla Conservation camp. The staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and easy, even going the extra mile to accommodate our special requests (for example, going to fetch tonic water from the town). We stayed for two nights, before and after our gorilla trek. On...

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Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 21 February 2015

claiming they are experienced in the hotel business. Saying "we know what we are doing here." The Tao says that "He who speaks does not know, he who knows does not speak." Amen brother. My ETrip Africa guide Alex delivered me to this camp right after a very long day of trekking- and I had been extremely ill for four...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 December 2014

i took clients there last week and the staff just concentrates only about clients. weather you get food or accommodation as a tourist guide or driver they don't need to find out. even a cup of tea??? was like really neglected to suffer in this bush area. i think they should start minding who brings them clients too .otherwise i...

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CTPH, Public Relations Manager at Gorilla Conservation Camp, responded to this review

Dear Davis We are sorry about the bad experience you got when you visited the Gorilla Conservation Camp. Thank you very much for being honest and speaking out your feelings. This has been helpful and we encourage you to keep up the honesty. We have managed to train all our staff to be responsible enough and take care of the...

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I was a researcher who spent three months living at Gorilla Conservation Camp. The food was healthy and tasty, the staff was kind and helpful, and all camp profits directly benefit the gorillas. The camp is a short, 5-10 minute walk from Bwindi HQs, the lodging is simple but comfortable, and internet and electricity are available most of the time....

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Oslo
Reviewed 20 November 2013

For budget gorilla-travellers this is a good place to stay. It´s probably the only reasonable option to the community camp and as far as I understand slightly cheaper, at least in the low-season... We negotiated the price down to 55USD for a dbl-room (ensuite) incl standard " african" breakfast consisting of a choice of eggs (quite ok spanish omelette!), toast,...

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Woodstock, Vermont
Reviewed 4 June 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Gorilla Conservation Camp for three days, before and after tracking the Gorillas. Our safari tent was comfortable; the staff was knowledgeable and made the Bwindi experience much more educational. We were able to e-mail our friends with pictures using the satellite link. The gorilla conservation and public health work of the sponsoring organization,...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 22 March 2013

GCC is a basic tented camp, and visitors should be prepared with some camping equipment like head torches and extra batteries. The camp runs on limited solar power (tents and dining area), but there is no lighting along the pathways and elsewhere. There is usually no power in the early mornings (e.g. when preparing for gorilla trekking) and the lighting...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) welcomes guests at our field centre for gorilla related research. Guest income supports our work with wildlife and communities, which our staff can discuss with you. We can also host short and long term volunteers. We are in Buhoma Village, about 2km from the National Park offices (the gorilla tracking meeting point), which is a short ride on a motorcycle taxi (boda boda). FACILITIES:Twin-bed tents with mosquito nets, set among trees. Full board (locally sourced food) including packed lunch, Shared dining / lounge area under a thatched roof, Wash basin in tent (hot water supplied in thermoses), Hot shower available on request (jerrycan hoist type), Simple camp toilets, cleaned regularly, Solar power for lighting and charging, Internet available at the hospital across the road. Our camp has got a little tired and we are renovating it as we can afford. We have reduced our prices to reflect this. By staying here you will provide much needed income to support Conservation Through Public Health’s work. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gorilla Conservation Camp

Address: Buhoma Village | Kanungu District, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Formerly Silverback Gorilla Camp)
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: €118 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Bring a flashlight or headlamp!”
  • bungalows
 of 5 bubbles will0wbe, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No bad tents. The view is of Bwindi Forest, you can't lose”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaH39, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“clients are happy when their drivers and guides are also happy.they feel more safer”
 of 5 bubbles davisa2013, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All lodging available is of the basic tent variety, but private rooms are available and cabins are being built in the near future.”
  • tent lodging
  • misty Rwenzoris, seen from the tent lodging
  • sunset over the Rwenzori mountains
 of 5 bubbles 833annaw, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“"Gorilla" may be the best of the 4 tents, but the tent zippers are faulty. "Duiker" is the only tent with a working shower at the moment. The roof over "Wagtail" has disintegrated so it is not ideal when it is raining.”
 of 5 bubbles Ange3970, 22 Mar 2013 | Read review
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