High in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uganda, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp offers a different kind of animal-spotting opportunity.


Aside from the magnificent scenery (terraced tea and banana plantations and dense forest), travellers come here to catch a rare glimpse of endangered mountain gorillas.

The forest is also home to over 350 bird species, which can be identified on a guided nature walk. At the end of a long day exploring, treat tired muscles to a massage in the spa, sink into the bathtub in your canvas suite and wind down in front of the campfire.


WOW FACTOR: The camp is the only place where tourists can stay within the forest, and you may be lucky enough to have the gorillas come to you.

FLIGHT TIME: 11 hours

WHEN TO GO: Summer, Winter

GO: World Odyssey (www.world-odyssey.com) offers three nights, full-board, from £2,110 per person. Includes Kenya Airways flights, transfers, one day of gorilla tracking with permit and one excursion.