Beyond offering a truly sublime wilderness escape, Uganda is perhaps best known for its concentration of primates, including its most celebrated residents – half the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population.
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.
In the heart of the forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp features eight private luxury tents that are ecologically respectful, contemporary yet classic in style, and that blend in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape.
Following an extensive refurbishment program, this extraordinary escape has recently been relaunched, to offer a unique interpretation of camp living, with unrivalled seclusion and space within an ancient rainforest setting.
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 outside each tent.
Tents also boast spacious stonewall bathrooms and freestanding baths for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. Or 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.