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Bringing Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp to life

For a truly sublime wilderness escape, it is hard to surpass Uganda, the undiscovered pearl of Africa. A lush landscape of deep lakes, glacial alpine mountains, wide-open savannah and dense rainforests, the country boasts wildlife not found anywhere else, making a safari here an unforgettable one.

But Uganda is perhaps best known for its concentration of primates, including its most celebrated residents – half the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. And one of the best places to see them is Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp located in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country’s southwest.

Featuring just 10 luxury tents tucked away on a on a flat ridge deep within the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa. Relaunched in 2018 following the completion of an extensive refurbishment program by boutique luxury travel operator Sanctuary Retreats, the luxury Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic mountain landscape, offering unrivalled seclusion. Each comfortable canvas space is dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, with local artefacts artfully displayed both inside and out each tent. Tents also boast spacious stonewall bathrooms and a freestanding baths for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. Or for guests looking for a truly indulgent experience, specialist therapist, Precious, delivers a range of treatments at the Camp Spa including herbal massages, hydrating facials and foot massages.

The Camp’s small size ensures it retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling guests to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints, while enjoying practically every mod con. Even better, its unique location means the Camp is frequently visited by gorilla families, making it the perfect base for a once in a lifetime encounter with Uganda’s endangered mountain gorillas.

For an extraordinary virtual experience of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, watch Sanctuary Retreats’ new video which takes you on an intimate tour of this sublime lodge. Click here to view!

And If you are contemplating ticking a gorilla off your bucket list, this could be just the year to do it. In 2020, you can take advantage of Sanctuary Retreats’ great-value extended stay offer. Normally priced from USD415 per person per night twin share, save when you stay at one or more Sanctuary Retreats luxurious African safari camps or lodges, including Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, for 4 nights or more depending on your season of travel.

  • Stay 4 – 6 nights at any combination of Sanctuary Retreats African camps and lodges including Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and save 30%.
  • Stay 7+ nights and save up to 40%.

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For sales enquiries, please contact: Michael McCall, Sanctuary Retreats
M: +61 431 976 125 | E: mmccall@sanctuaryretreats.com

SOURCE: Sanctuary Retreats