The Stork visits Bwindi ·

The Stork visits Bwindi

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is delighted to share some exciting news with anyone planning a gorilla trek to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the near future.

2 weeks ago, Businza, the oldest female member of the habituated Mubare mountain gorilla family who lives nearby – and occasionally even visits, the Camp, gave birth to baby gorilla.

The arrival of the infant has been met with widespread excitement by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Camp and other local tourism operators. Announcing the birth last week, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park’s Uganda Wildlife Authority Tourism Warden, Mbwebwe Peter, confirmed both mother and baby are in a very good health and condition.

“Businza, is the oldest mountain gorilla in Park, and a member of the first habituated group, Mubare, which we started tracking in April 1993 when gorilla tracking safaris really began in earnest.

“With just two populations of mountain gorillas left in the world, numbering about 1,000 in total, the species is critically endangered. Almost half of these live in Bwindi, the country’s oldest forest. So, any addition is clearly great cause for celebration.”

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the best places where you can see these awe-inspiring primates in their natural habitat. Tucked away on a on a flat ridge deep within the heart of the Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is an ideal base to explore the Bwindi region. Featuring just eight private luxury tents, the award-winning Camp was re-launched by boutique luxury travel operator Sanctuary Retreats in 2018, following the completion of an extensive refurbishment program.

The atmospheric 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 primates. Buhoma Village is also close by, with plenty of opportunities for guests to visit the Bwindi Community Hospital and meet local Batwa villagers.

Special Offer

If you’re contemplating ticking a visit to Bwindi off your bucket list, 2020 could be just the year to do it. Next year you can take advantage of Sanctuary Retreats’ great-value extended stay offer. Normally priced from USD415 per person per night twin share, save when you stay at one or more Sanctuary Retreats luxurious African safari camps or lodges, including Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, for 4 nights or more.

Stay 4 – 6 nights at any combination of Sanctuary Retreats African camps and lodges including Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and save 30%.
Stay 7+ nights and save up to 35%.
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About Sanctuary Retreats.

Sanctuary Retreats’ collection of luxury safari lodges and river cruise ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’. All have the same aim: to allow guests to have a “real” experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in properties that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The Sanctuary portfolio includes safari camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well as river cruise ships on the Nile, the Yangtze and in Myanmar


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