Located in south-western Uganda, and the only camp situated inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Forest Camp is an eco-luxury lodge designed to leave as little a carbon foot print as physically possible.
A wood, thatch and canvas build, Gorilla Forest Camp consists of a main lodge and 8 sleeping tents. The shared areas include a bar, lounge, dining area, verandah, shop and fire pit. The main lodge itself is largely open plan, and is characterised by low surrounding walls, a peaked roof and a range of comfortable and lightweight seating. Lit at night by hurricane lamps, guests usually – weather permitting – sit around a fire with their hosts and plan the next day’s events. Reports with regards to the food have been unfailingly complimentary, and the service is good, relaxed and attentive. There is internet connection in the main lodge, but it is not always reliable. Occasionally, gorillas move through the camp – a rare treat.
Raised on wooden platforms, spacious, airy and beautifully designed, the sleeping tents possess a double or twin bed, a well furnished verandah, plenty of room to change in and a separate bathroom. The bathroom contains a sink, flush toilet, shower and a standalone bath. With polished wooden floors, various mod-cons and well chosen and locally sourced tables and seats, the look and feel of the rooms is clean, homely and welcoming. Please note that Bwindi Impenetrable is not a malaria area, which is why mosquito nets are not provided.
Activities at Gorilla Forest Camp include gorilla tracking, guided walks, bird viewing, visiting the Batwa people and sundowners.