View of the lodge from the forest with campfire on a lawn surrounded by chairsView of the lodge from the forest with campfire on a lawn surrounded by chairs

Gorilla Forest Camp

From: $395.00

Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda, home to almost half the world’s last surviving mountain gorillas. The camp is the ideal location from which to track the park’s most famous resident – the mountain gorilla.


Gorilla Forest Camp

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Forest Camp has eight stylish and spacious tents which is exactly what is needed after a day spent tracking gorillas. Each tent features two queen sized beds and an en-suite bathroom. The large bathtub looks straight into the jungle canopy as well as an indoor shower. Each room has a hairdryer as well as a personal butler to attend to guests needs.

In the main area, guests can sit around the campfire at night and enjoy Bwindi’s crystal clear mountain sky. A small gift shop in the main area offers many local artifacts as well as practical supplies. There is also a spa that offers a variety of treatments. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main lounge. Electricity supply is a combination of silent packed generator and battery system.

Guests celebrating their honeymoon will receive special surprises during their stay. The honeymoon service includes:
• Private dinner by the spa with a private bonfire
• Bubble bath with flower petals and sparkling wine after your gorilla trek
• Spa Treatments

Children of all ages are welcome at Forest Camp. Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with an adult. All eight rooms can convert to triples. Child minding is available upon request (this person is not a registered child minder). This is charged at a nominal fee which is paid to the child minder. The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years. Children aged 5-11 may go on certain game drives though this is at the discretion of the Camp Manager.

The majority of the country has a tropical climate which varies according to your altitude. The hottest months are from December to February when the temperature reaches 29 degrees Celsius. Rainy seasons are from April to May and October to November, with the wettest month being April. The best times to visit are December to March and June to September. It can get very cool at night. The year-round weather stays within this range.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Uganda.

For some interesting information on mountain gorillas and their conservation read the WWF or African Wildlife Foundation information.

Semliki Safari Lodge is an excellent choice for some big game viewing.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Entebbe with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways or South African Airways.

On arrival in Entebbe you will be met and escorted to your local domestic flight to Kahihi, 1 hour and 45 minutes flight time away.

At Kahihi you will be met by your guide who will drive you to the lodge. From the airstrip to the lodge is a further 75 minute drive.

maximum of 15 kilograms of baggage per person in a soft bag is allowed. No additional luggage is permitted for safety reasons – air density for the aircraft and thus a vital safety consideration.

Includes / Excludes


  • All meals
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Concession fees
  • Community walk
  • Laundry Services


  • Park fees
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Additional activities
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Other road transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights


The Community Walk is an activity that is included in your stay.

Activities available at additional cost are:

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Batwa Tribe experience
  • Birding walks
  • Forest walks
  • Game drives
  • Spa treatments

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