Makario Safaris

4.8/5 – 60 Reviews

$3,256 to $4,136 pp (USD)

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Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Makario Safaris

(60 Reviews)
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Rwanda Rwanda
1-5 employees (Founded in 2019)
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Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Botswana BW
Kenya KE
Namibia NA
Rwanda RW
Tanzania TZ
Uganda UG
Zimbabwe ZW
Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Started a little over 3 years ago, Makario Safaris is a small tour company that is based in Kigali. It specializes in providing authentic and indulging trips. We are registered and licensed by the Rwanda Development Board and are members of the Rwanda Tourism and Travel Association. Our key destination is Rwanda, but we also cover Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe.


Incredible Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

We were picked up by Eric at our VRBO in Kigali and were driven 2 ½ hours to Volcanoes National Park. Eric was very knowledgeable, not only about the Gorilla Trek. We asked Eric all about Rwandan culture and the amazing scenery that we traversed, and we learned alot about Kigali and Rwanda during our trip.

When we arrived at Volcanoes National Park, Eric took care of all the details. All we had to do was drink our coffee and wait to be assigned to a group for orientation. We were assigned one of the easier hikes due to me being 70 years old and perhaps not in as good of physical shape as I once was! Eric then took us to the starting point of the hike where we met porters and our guide, Jolie, took us into the jungle.

I am glad that we had the easier hike! We started with a 30 minute hike through farming fields, but the hike changed as soon as we entered the Park. Our guide was joined by trackers with machetes who carved a path to our gorilla family that they had previously tracked. It was rainy season and during the next 45 minutes we quickly found ourselves in ankle-deep mud. We had taken the advice of using a porter for both my wife and I, and trust me if your guide recommends having a porter, do it!

Once we encountered the gorillas, it was magical. The gorillas are so close to you, even at one point a blackback gorilla reached out and put his hand on my wife! And we caught in on video which will be a highlight for ever. We saw a silverback, three blackbacks, many females and babies, and even twins which are very rare. 60 minutes flies by as you are captivated by what you are experiencing. The guides are with you, positioning you for your best viewing and even taking your picture "with" the gorillas.

After our hike back, our shoes were covered with mud. During our stop for lunch, Eric worked with the restaurant to clean our shoes and socks! Amazing service. Lunch was great and the service was even better.

If you are considering a Gorilla Trek, you cannot go wrong with Makario Safarios.

A Journey Beyond Expectations with Makario Safaris

I recently had the privilege of embarking on a safari adventure with Makario Safaris, and it was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment I made the initial inquiry to the final farewell, every aspect of the journey was meticulously planned and executed with unparalleled precision. I recommend Makario Safaris as one of the top 5 tour operators in Rwanda.

Makario Safaris – Unforgettable Adventure!

Exceptional Itinerary: Makario Safaris curated an unforgettable journey, seamlessly blending adventure, wildlife encounters, and cultural immersion.

Passionate Guides: Moses was my guide but not only expert but passionate storytellers, adding depth and context to every moment.

Personalized Touches: From surprise sundowners to thoughtfully curated picnics, Makario Safaris went above and beyond to make every moment special.

Conservation Commitment: The company's dedication to conservation and respect for local communities added a meaningful dimension to the entire experience.

In summary, Makario Safaris doesn't just offer safaris; they craft transformative adventures that linger in your heart. I highly recommend Makario Safaris and encourage to use them and you will testify by yourself. Thank you to the entire team for creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Once in a lifetime experience!

We did a 6-day tour with Makario Safaris, with Jean-Marie as our guide. Makario Safaris was extremely flexible with the planning to create the best experience based on our travel requirements (we had a late flight on our last day, so they suggested changing our itinerary to do things in the reverse order than planned) and what we wanted to see. Jean-Marie was an amazing guide - friendly, knowledgeable, and very passionate about biodiversity and Rwanda. He knew all of the wildlife and how to spot them. We didn't have to worry about anything on our trip because everything was planned so well, yet still flexible in case plans changed or the weather was bad. We paid a very fair price for our whole trip, very good food and hotels. Our trip to Rwanda was an unforgettable experience for our first time in Africa. We highly recommend Makario Safaris and also Jean-Marie as a guide!

Excellent service

I appreciated the quick responses and good value for money snd good communication. My guide Godfrey (911) was also really good

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