Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp


Bwindi is home to half the world's remaining population of the mountain gorilla, with just under 350 individuals counted in the last census. These critically endangered primates share the dense and beautifully green Bwindi Forest with a few other animals.

The bio-diversity of the park also makes it home for more than 350 bird species, 200 butterfly species, eleven kinds of primates including L'Hoest's monkeys, rare forest elephants, giant forest hogs and antelopes.


Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Lhoests Monkeys

The area around Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is filled with cheeky L'Hoest's monkeys. Recently we have had lots of these curious monkeys coming into camp to have a good look at their hairless neighbours. From visiting at dinner time to watching guests in the lounge, these cheeky moneys are very entertaining.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Amp Crested Crane

With over 350 bird species filling the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, guests have enjoyed numerous wonderful bird sightings both in and out of the camp. A particular favourite among the guests has been the ornately feathered Crested Crane. Walking with such grace and beauty, it is a pleasure to watch.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp June 2015 Gorillas In Camp

Due to Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp's perfect location within the grounds of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, guests at camp are quite often treated to unexpected visitors; the gorillas! Recently we had a troop of mountain gorillas come along the road leading up to the camp. What a delight!

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp May 2015 Mubare Silverback Kanyonyi

Guests have been lucky enough to meet Kanyonyi, the dominant silverback in the Mubare family. He has gained a bit of a reputation around the area due to his ambitious expansion plans. Having had various run-ins with other families, several kidnappings (and a few rescues), he is definitely one of our favourite personalities!

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Black And White Colobus Monkey

There have been many sightings of Black and White Colobus monkeys from guests both in the camp and on forest walks.