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Reviewed 25 February 2016

............ under quite dreadful and, frankly, dishonest Management. This was our last stop at the end of an epic adventure through Tanzania, Kenya and lastly Uganda. We had scheduled this as the 'Last Hurrah', as we were keen to cross 'Gorilla Trekking' off our bucket...More

2  Thank Safariholic
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Pros Minutes to origin point of gorilla trek Outstanding service Excellent food and open bar Lovely surroundings Cons Wifi slow and in lobby only Musty rooms but well appointed No power outlets in room

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Having been on a number of safaris, I would not rate this camp as one of the top ones in terms of the lodging. There are individual cabins, which are spacious and clean, but not luxurious by a long shot. They are very basic and...More

1  Thank laurie b
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights, on the face of it this appears to be a nice camp, in a good location with friendly staff... Where this illusion appears to be supported by the other reviewers blind comments, however dig a little bit deeper and...More

5  Thank IntrepidKarl
Response from Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest CampResponded 15 March 2016

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Weller, We would once again like to extend our apologies that your stay with Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp did not meet your expectations. We have a history of receiving positive feedback, having received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence each year since 2013,...More

Reviewed 26 January 2016

I would have known nothing about this place except that it appeared on youtube several years ago. In the video, a guest has squatted by a path to let a family of gorillas pass. Instead, they gather around him and harmlessly check him out. All...More

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Response from Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest CampResponded 29 January 2016

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and so pleased that you found us via YouTube! Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. It would be great if you can...More

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Response from MontanaSplash | Reviewed this property |
We spent a few nights at camp. We spent one day touring the local hospital and a village. Those were some of the highlights of our trip. We had one day reserved for trekking the gorillas. Unfortunately, I got sick. My... More
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Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
No definite answer can be given as the gorillas move around in their natural habitat! For us it took around 2.5/3 hours each day to track them. There are a maximum of 8 hikers in each tracking group. Gorilla family group... More
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Response from marbets | Reviewed this property |
The children's age is 15. The camp staff and the porters are very helpful and can most likely make this work for you. You just have to let them know ahead of time and then work with them to select the appropriate group to... More
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"All rooms are great if you have issues walking ask for a room close to the main lodge area."
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"Room #1 and "Kingfisher" are more private. Room #6 is too close to the generator and the tents on..."
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"No human noise, excellent views. The steps to the whole complex would tax the unfit and probably far from..."
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