Gorilla Conservation Camp
Gorilla Conservation Camp is one of the budget lodges in Bwindi Forest National Park; it is located at the edge of the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offering budget-friendly accommodation with a stunning panoramic view of the top of the Forest. The camp offers good accommodation for tourists, students and researchers, and profits go towards supporting our gorilla conservation efforts on the ground. It is just 2km from the starting point of gorilla tracking in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
How to get to Gorilla Conservation Camp
Gorilla Conservation Camp is located in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and can be accessed from Kampala/Entebbe by road for approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will be able to see the beautiful landscape, the Equator, people, and shops. You can also access the lodge from Kigali via Katuna Boarder between Uganda and Rwanda as it is even a short drive of about 5-6 hours and also you have a lot to see on the road. You can also access Gorilla Conservation Camp by air transport, there is Kihihi Airstrip which is very close to the Buhoma sector and Bwindi. There are has daily domestic flights by domestic Airline companies with morning and afternoon schedules.
Activities to do while you stay at Gorilla Conservation Camp
Gorilla tracking in Buhoma sector
Gorilla conservation Camp is located just 2km away from the starting point of gorilla tracking in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorilla tracking is one of the major activity during your stay at Gorilla Conservation Camp you will need a gorilla permit to be allowed to do your trek which you have to book in advance contact us we will book the gorilla permit for you as per your planned travel dates.
Taking part in Gorilla Health
Gorilla Conservation Camp is managed by Conservation Through Public Health which trains Bwindi forest park staff and community volunteers as Human-Gorilla conflict resolution teams in gorilla health monitoring. This has helped boost the gorilla conservation programs in Bwindi hence providing a safer habitat of the mountain gorillas.
Helping in behavior Change Communication for Conservation
You will help in teaching the people in all homes bordering the protected areas around Bwindi Forest National park, this includes delivering information on the importance of gorillas and conservation of their forest habitat that is Bwindi, this in turn will help conserve the mountain gorillas in the long run.
Engaging the Youth
During your stay at Gorilla Conservation Camp, you can as well take part in educating the youth about the importance of gorillas and conservation of their habitats. You will be able as well to take part in the co-curricular activities like football and netball, conservation education curriculum, provide lessons to the participants, and oversees the tournaments, while TKL trains coaches and provides training materials and soccer balls.
CTPH has for a long time set up meaningful engagement and participation of women and girls in all its activities which are majorly focused on conserving the mountain gorillas as well improving the livelihoods of the women around Bwindi actively seeking opportunities for women to be supported in leadership roles in the activities implemented by CTPH and within the communities in which work, in recognition of the pivotal role that women and girls have in environmental management and biodiversity conservation.
While your stay at Gorilla Conservation Camp you will learn more about the mountain gorillas where you can as well take part in their integrated conservation of these endangered apes.