HIGHLIGHTS: Deep within the mist-swathed rain-forests of southwest Uganda resides Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, a permanent luxury tented camp – the only one within the boundaries of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the perfect base from which to track mountain gorillas
Elevated above white terraced rose gardens, which stretch almost all the way to Lake Victoria, this luxury boutique hotel features a classic Roman Villa style of architecture blending in magnificently with its African setting. In addition to the beautiful clusters of pastel-colored villas, panoramic lake views adorn the property ensuring a scenic experience. This is also an ideal base from which to explore Entebbe and rest your head in advance of travelling by plane to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for your gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda.
Deep within the mist-swathed rain-forests of southwest Uganda resides Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, a permanent luxury tented camp – the only one within the boundaries of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The camp itself comprises of just eight double tents – all of which are raised on wooden platforms and provide the perfect base from which to track mountain gorillas. The camp is often visited by a troop of gorillas as a result of its location deep in the impenetrable wilderness. This way gorilla trekking isn’t the only way to view these amazing beasts. Each of the tents features hot running water, a basin and a bathtub with a view of the forest. When not out in the wilderness, tracking down wild gorillas, guests can enjoy a meal on their own private veranda, or simply take in the views of the mysterious rain-forest. Community interaction project tours with the local Batwan Pygmies are also possible at certain times of the year.
On your fourth morning you will be transported to yet another magical destination, Ngamba Chimpanzee Sancutuary on Ngamba Island. Discover one of Uganda’s best tourism destinations! A beautiful Island where you will enjoy flexible and personalized services of small group guided tour with unforgettable wildlife encounters, cultural interactions. After breakfast we will head out to waterfront club jetty located on Lake Victoria to catch a boat to Ngamba Island 23kms from Entebbe town. On our way we will cross The Ugandan Equator on Lake Victoria where the captain will make a stop to take pictures and swimming (optional).At the island you will be welcomed by your guide and check in at an East African style Tented Camp on the island overlooking Lake Victoria with en-suite bathroom facilities and solar lighting. Later you will view the chimpanzees feeding at a very close distance on a raised platform where you will observe the chimpanzee behaviors as they eat, play and rest.
You will participate in the caregiver activity where you will participate in the behind the scenes activities as you prepare the chimp food and feed them through throwing the food to them as you watch out for behaviors, chimp features to enable you recognize at least one chimpanzee at the island.
Join the community for an exclusive sunset cruise as you enjoy the unique view of fishermen casting their nets, fishing villages as they wind down the day and of course the golden circular site of nature’s eye going to sleep. As you sip away on cold drinks in a romantic bliss.
Indulge in a journey through the cultures of Uganda through music, dance, storytelling and drama and overnight in our luxurious tented accommodation.
Proceed to the forest where you will learn about the rich ecosystems and abundant life of the 95 acre rain jungle. You will learn how the chimps spend their days, what they eat in the wild, how they hunt by following their trails in the forest. You will also be treated to sights of different plants, tree species and over 120 bird’s species. Ngamba cave where you will get to learn about its history and why it was chosen a home for the 49 chimpanzees, you also have the exciting opportunity to fish for either half or full day on Lake Victoria. Our UK Certified trained skippers know the lake intimately and will give you an amazing experience. Ngamba community’s experience in fishing the famed Nile Perch has grown. You could choose one day or more of guided fishing. Our fishing adventures feature 4 to 8 full hours of incredible fishing, and can cater a personalized experience which you’ll never forget!
Enjoy breakfast at the Restaurant or later view the chimp feeding then depart for Entebbe.