Sanc­tu­ary Go­rilla For­est Camp

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Wak­ing to the sound of a male sil­ver­back thump­ing his chest deep in the green-cloaked misty moun­tains of Uganda is one of the most re­mark­able ex­pe­ri­ences you could wish for. The im­pen­e­tra­ble Bwindi For­est is far from the tourist track of Africa. Here, in the vel­vet heart­lands, only eight lux­ury tents make up the Sanc­tu­ary Go­rilla For­est Camp. Can­dlelit bath­tubs, in­dige­nous prints, and cus­tom de­signed fur­nish­ings set the scene for in­ti­mate nights and ex­clu­sive days. Each cabin even comes with its own walkie-talkie, so you can or­der tall cool drinks to be de­liv­ered with­out hav­ing to aban­don the sanc­tu­ary of your pri­vate space. Com­mu­nal spa­ces are light and breezy – per­fect for lazy break­fasts and shar­ing trekking sto­ries around the camp­fire. Of course the ma­jor draw here is the chance to track en­dan­gered go­ril­las in the wild, but for the in­trepid – you will also find Batwa tribe ex­pe­ri­ences, wild en­coun­ters at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Na­tional Park, and Afri­col­ogy spa days.

This page, from top, A tented oa­sis a hid­den haven deep in the im­pen­e­tra­ble Bwindi For­est Op­po­site, Clay­oquot Wilder­ness Re­sort Cook­house Out­door Lounge

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