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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Out of all the places we stayed on our Uganda trip, this was by far the best. What sets this place apart is its service. The staff were simply excellent; within minutes they knew our names and focused on providing outstanding service. Barbara, the head waitress, could not have tried harder. The manager, Ian, was also exceptional. The rooms were...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this excellent review, much appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the lovely comments - Ian was especially pleased. We would love to welcome you back one day in the not too distant future.. Until then would be great of you could keep up to date with the latest...

usa
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Sanctuary. The location is lovely and the hospitality warm. We found the camp to be comfortable---I loved the sheets! The bathrooms are quite large. We did not have hot water on the morning of our trek but that was a one-time issue that was remedied by next shower. It was very nice to have complimentary...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Gorilla Forest Camp on Tripadvisor. We are glad that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us and so sorry about the water (which we are happy to hear was immediately remedied) and noise issue.. will follow up on this. Thank you for the recommendation, much appreciated,...

Colorado
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Service, service, service is the words that come to mind when I think about the moment I arrived. I am also a woman traveling alone. This camp is in the most beautiful surroundings. Great care and thought has been given to how this camp runs and is operated. It is an eco camp and they are very earth conscious. I...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, WOW what an amazing review, thank you!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Gorilla Forest Camp and thank you for all your lovely comments - Michael was especially pleased. We have to agree the Gorilla trekking is an AMAZING experience and definitely a must!! Thank you once again we looking forward to welcoming you...

Burlingame, California
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The steep steps leading up to the camp is a fair warning of what's ahead, if you're arrived in Bwindi for gorilla trekking. The climb is worth it though and this lodge was my favorite place while traveling through Uganda. Part of the Sanctuary group it has incorporated the look and feel you find on safaris in Central- and South...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review thank you, much appreciated!!! We are very pleased you enjoy your time with us at Gorilla Forest Camp and thank you for the recommendation. Our team loved hosting you and do hope to welcome you back again one day soon... In the meantime you can keep up to date with the latest news from...

Goddard, Kansas
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We recently stayed at Gorilla Forest Camp for three nights and couldn't have had a better experience. The lodge situated just inside Bwindi was perfect, with a beautiful view, complete with Great blue touracos and L'hoests guenons coming to visit. The tented rooms are excellent, secluded, quiet, and clean with all the necessary amenities. The staff, Ian the manager, Jackson...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Thank you for sharing your experience of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp on Tripadvisor! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time and thank you for your kind comments. We have to agree, gorilla trekking is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Great place to stay to visit the gorillas. Quiet location , but hear all guests coming and going. Very very quiet during the night though. Tents are comfortable but some can be a bit dingy and dark. Big bathrooms and the bath a surprise as is the 24 hour hot water! Staff are extremely helpful and polite. Internet slow but...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for all your kind comments especially about they staff they were very pleased with your feedback. We appreciate the constructive feedback as well and will look into the issues you highlighted... We hope to welcome you back one day soon and we will have...

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My second visit to GFC, two years after the first, was a true pleasure - again. The location is unbeatable, the rooms extremely comfortable, and Jackson a terrific manager who seems to be able to fix just about anything you need help with. Being able to take a hot bath after a long day of gorilla tracking is a very...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review we are pleased that this was your second visit with us and that you enjoyed it. thank you for your kind comments expecially about Jackson her was very please with your feedback. The power and wifi is something we are currently looking into and hope to have this rectified as soon as...

Reviewed 28 June 2014

other reviews have it right. this is a great place to stay. the rooms/tents are very comfortable and quiet. the lounge/bar and restaurant are first rate. watch monkeys play while you eat. very close to kick off point for gorilla trek. special thanks to lodovic for doing such a great job on the room.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We shared your feedback with the team and they were very pleased with your comments, especially Lodovic.. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon.. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and Gorilla Forest...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Our stay at the Gorilla Forest Camp has been a wonderful experience. The lodge is great, the rooms are beautiful and the food selection was excellent. Jackson and Nicholas were very helpful, friendly and accommodating to any of our needs. Thank you for this fantastic time at Bwindi!

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a fantastic review, thank you so much!! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the kind comments especially about Jackson and Nicholas, they loved hosting you and do hope to welcome you back on yhe not too distant future.. Until then please keep up to date with the latest news...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were a group of 9 and everyone was very happy with the staff and the accomodations. Jackson and Nicolas were so very helpful and friendly. We took two treks to see gorillas and encountered the family after less than one hour walk.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Gorilla Forest Camp and for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are so glad you had a great experience with us. So nice of you to comment on our staff and accommodation. Jackson and Nicholas were very pleased with your remarks, Thank you so much...

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As the only concessionaire luxury camp within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the perfect base from which to track the park's most famous resident - the mountain gorilla. The main area features a comfortable lounge and bar area as well as the main dining area while the mini spa offers a wide selection of treatments. Located within the National Park, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp offers guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area. In fact Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp often receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves. For the lucky guests in camp at those times, they may have the chance for a gorilla encounter without even leaving Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. The eight tents at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp are stylish and spacious, each featuring two queen sized beds. In addition to the comfortable warm beds, each tent has a huge bathtub that looks straight into the jungle canopy ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent observing and meeting gorillas. Observe rare forest species while soaking in the tub, followed by a cocktail on the private viewing deck served by your personal attendant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Address: Gorilla Territory, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The tent with the most expansive view is furthest away from the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Barb80304, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Every room is a great room.”
 of 5 bubbles HitmanInc, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were good.”
 of 5 bubbles 987barbaraf, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi and plugs available at the main lodge/dining area. Can use the blow dryer when the generator is on.”
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  • free laundry service
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“All permanent tents are located in lush rainforest, so are very private. Quiet bird & monkey watching.”
 of 5 bubbles Mercury752, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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