Unbelievable experience! From planning and booking with Agnes, up to our last day, everything was great!Our driver, Jackson, was AMAZING! He definitely a big factor in making our experience so... unique.read more
Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
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14:20 29 Aug 19
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more
Immersing yourself in Uganda’s natural wonders is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the lush rainforests to the vibrant culture, Uganda offers an unparalleled journey that combines adventure and conservation.
Embark on a 3-day gorilla safari, where you will not only encounter magnificent gorillas up close but also contribute to their conservation efforts.
Witness the magic of Uganda, its remarkable wildlife, and the warm hospitality of its people as you create cherished memories that will stay with you forever.
About Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Nestled within the heart of Uganda lies a pristine and enchanting wilderness that captures the imagination of nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a remarkable treasure boasting unparalleled biodiversity and serving as a sanctuary for some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.
This lush, ancient forest is a testament to the resilience of nature and offers visitors a truly awe-inspiring experience.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity. Spanning over 321 square kilometers, the forest is a mosaic of diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane forest to bamboo forests and open grasslands.
It is home to an astounding array of plant and animal species, including over 400 species of plants, 120 species of mammals, 350 species of birds, and an incredible variety of butterflies and reptiles.
One of the most iconic inhabitants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the critically endangered mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). This ancient forest is one of the few remaining habitats where these gentle giants thrive.
With approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas residing within its boundaries, Bwindi is a sanctuary for these majestic creatures. Trekking through the dense foliage to observe a gorilla family in its natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that leaves visitors in awe of these intelligent, peaceful beings.