Gorilla Conservation Camp

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Rates for 2017



Bed &Breakfast

HB                   FB



$45                $55



$80                $90


*HB=Half Board per night

FB=Full Board  per night



Bring your own tent $10

Bring your own tent with breakfast $25

Bring your own tent with breakfast lunch and dinner $35

100% of our proceeds go towards protecting the gorillas and supporting health of the surrounding communities.

CTPH Gorilla Conservation camp is one of Bwindi’s only budget options offering accommodation on the edge of the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For those who don’t want to splash out on staying in one of the high end lodges and also want to give something back to a local project, CTPH Gorilla conservation camp offers rustic but comfortable accommodation for tourists, students and researchers and puts 100% of profits towards gorilla conservation.

A view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park while at the Gorilla Conservation Camp: PHOTO BY ALEX NGABIRANO


The camp was the first to be operational in the area and owned by Kimbla and Mantana Safari Company, after Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was opened for gorilla tourism in 1993. CTPH bought the camp in 2008 and renamed it Gorilla Conservation Camp. Today the camp has shifted to a new site with a clear panoramic stunning view of the top of beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The camp is currently offering three tents with two single beds and camping facilities. Located in Buhoma Village, CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp is in close proximity to the entrance of the national park and other places to visit including the Batwa Village and Community Village Walk, among others.

The camp is also home to CTPH’s Gorilla Research Clinic, which you can visit during your stay. The clinic works in conjunction with Uganda Wildlife Authority to analyze samples from gorillas, domestic animals and sick people through a partnership with Bwindi Community Hospital and local government health centres, to help prevent the spread of disease between the local population and the gorillas, helping to conserve the endangered mountain gorilla. Bwindi is home to half of the 880 mountain gorillas in the world and staying at CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp you are helping to ensure their survival.

Camp manager receiving some of the guests at the camp

What GCC offers

  • Single or double rooms in rustic, clean, spacious furnished tents with a stunning view of the top of Bwindi forest
  • Free wireless internet services
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner services
  • Spacious dining room and social area
  • Convenient access to gorilla tracking trails, nature hikes, bird-watching and community cultural visits
  • Solar-powered electricity (depending on the clouds!)
  • Camp toilets, sink and hot water bucket showers
  • Linen and towel services
  • Friendly knowledgeable staff

How to get to us

By bus - You can take the bus from Kampala to Butogota, which leaves Kampala daily at  5:30am (although you will need to arrive at 5am to sort your ticket and seat) please check for the latest prices. We can then arrange a pick up for an extra cost from the bus station at Butogota.

By air – Aerolink Uganda, fly from Entebbe to Kihihi - check their website " http://www.aerolinkuganda.com" for days of flying and times. You will then need to hire a car for a two hour journey from Kihihi airfield to Buhoma. CTPH can book your flight and hired vehicle on request.

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Dining area

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Inside in one of the tent rooms

To make a booking

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Or Call: +256774 121693/785122522/758437765/700720997

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