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Travellers in need of a real-life primate adventure should head straight to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Uganda known for its awe-inspiring diversity, it is also home to fewer than 350 mountain gorillas, which is more than half the world’s remaining population.
Tucked away on a flat ridge deep within the forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for your encounter with Bwindi’s mountain gorillas. The exclusive camp comprising eight tents is frequently visited by gorilla families.
Prices at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp start from about $350 a person a night based on a three-night stay for two people sharing, including all meals and drinks (not premium brands). Terms and conditions apply.
Permits are also required and need to be applied and paid for in advance.