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King George, Virginia
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Sanctuary is one of the nicest places I've stayed. The staff was exceptional and most accommodating. They looked out for our every need. The food was excellent. The location was very convenient for the gorilla trek.

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

Dear Alice, Thank you for this wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My wife, her mother and I had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp ("SGF Camp") in Sept. Combined with the gorilla trek, it is without a doubt a 5++ Star, once in a lifetime experience. Standing on its own merits,however, SGF Camp deserves 5 stars in many respects, but 4 stars in others. Without...

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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 share your experience on Tripadvisor. It is only through constructive observations that we can continue to improve our services and delivery. We hope to welcome you back to the Sanctuary Retreats Portfolio in the not too distant future. Until then, please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary...

toronto
Reviewed 9 September 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time at this resort up in the hills, with tented accommodation for maybe ten couples! The staff were excellent from beginning (pick-up at the dirt-track airfield), to our departure (back to the same airfield) several days later - very friendly and helpful, always trying to find a way to ensure that you felt...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 September 2014

I'm not good at writing these reviews but this is one of my favorite places on earth! The staff, especially, Barba, hope I'm spelling her name correctly, was a gem. Everyone was professional and courteous and so lovely to be around. I loved the tent in the rainforest! Mostly the hot showers! It was very nice sitting on our front...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We shared your feedback with the rest of the team, they loved your feedback - especially Barbara. We loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day soon... Would be great if you could keep up...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Perfectly located just inside the park, the lodge provided a perfect respite and launch point for gorilla trekking. The tents are comfortable and nestled in the rain forest. The main common area houses the bar and dining room. The food was delicious and the staff couldn't have been more hospitable. Highly recommended!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, much appreciated! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and would like to thank you for the lovely feedback. Thank you for the recommendation much apprecited, we hope to welcome you back one day.. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from...

Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Difficult one to write about. Like the proverbial parson's egg, it's good in parts. It enjoys a great setting, just inside the NP. The food is excellent, the lodge is comfortable and well appointed, and the staff are very good. As others have noted, the tents are okay but the beds do need to have nets. There may not be...

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor it is only through constructive observations that we can continue to improve our services and delivery and we have taken you comments very seriously. Thank you for your postive comments as well, much appreciated. We do hope to have the opportunity of...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights during our 3 week trip to Uganda, and it was the highlight of the trip. I can't say enough good things about this place. The main draw of this area is, of course, the gorillas, but this place was fantastic for many other reasons too. The accommodations were outstanding - clean, comfortable, with beautiful...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this absolutely wonderful review, much appreciated! We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us at Gorilla Forect Camp and thank you for your kind comments, the team was blown away with your feedback! Thank you for the recommendation, it was indeed a pleasure hosting you and we do hope to see you...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2014

After a long and sweaty day of gorilla trekking, my partner and I arrived at Gorilla Forest Camp looking like swamp people. After the flight of stairs going up to the camp, we were greeted with a hilarious "you made it!" sign and a friendly staff member who checked us in and gave us a brief tour of the camp....

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

Dear Guest, What an awesome review - thank you! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and thank you for the lovely comments especially about the staff they loved your feedback. We loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon.. Until then you can keep up...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel is in the park. The staff here is very friendly and they are around and available. There are stairs to climb to get to the hotel and then more stairs to climb to get to your tent/bungalow. Food pretty good, main lodge nice. Tent basic, bathroom area a tad rough and a little bit buggy. Roomy tent -...

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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 to learn you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for all your lovely comments as well as your constructive feedback, this will no doubt insist us. The team loved hosting you and do hope to have the opportunity of wlecoming you back one day soon... Dear Jim,...

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...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Price Range: RM2,136 - RM9,547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We had the highest room at the lodge and if available i would ask for this.”
 of 5 bubbles 637Keith, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
  • Candles in the bathtub room
  • free laundry service
 of 5 bubbles schamber, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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