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Empirical Tour and Travel

(10 Reviews)
Office In:
Rwanda Rwanda
1-5 employees (Founded in 2018)
Tour Types:
Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
Burundi BI
Congo (DRC) CD
Rwanda RW
Uganda UG

We are a small tour company based in Rwanda which delivers outstanding adventure travel experiences in the Great Lakes region.


Efficient, kind-hearted, sensitive to customers wishes and needs and always smiling.

My wife and I travelled with Eraste to DRC, Burundi and Rwanda for 13 days during August,2023.Pre tour communication with him was great and any issues
quickly answered.He took care of all transport, accommodation ,visas and tickets (including Gorilla permits) without fuss which made our trip so enjoyable.Already we have recommended Eraste and Empirical Tour and travel, to traveler friends of ours as ours was an unforgettable experience.

Unforgettable trip with ETT

Exciting and full of impressions and adventures trip through 3 countries. A great experience of meeting gorillas and chimpanzees, but also an amazing experience from a boat on the Nile. Photos with crocodiles and hippos near the waterfalls will remain in our memory for the rest of our lives. Thank you Erast for taking care of us and for the wonderful time together on the island near the volcano in DRC.
Good luck.

Eraste is a really nice guy who does all he can to give one a memorable trip.

I very much enjoyed my visit to see the Red Monkeys at Musanze even if there were so many people at the same venue going off to see the Gorillas.
The Diane Fossey centre is well worth the time for a visit.
The Genocide museum in Kigali although it is harrowing it should not be missed.
The highlight of my whole trip was going into the Congo to see the Gorillas, for me it was a life time memory.
The boat trip on the slow boat to Goma in the Congo was a really enjoyable day too, not much to see in the town except the wooden bicycles.
Burundi was a good experience too as not many make the effort to visit as such many locals are please to meet and chat.


Eraste, the tour guide, was very attentive and helpful when it came to show us around and explaining things during the tours. He was with us for 2 weeks as we explored all around Burundi. He is very knowledgeable and kind. Definitely recommend booking tours with this company.


Prior to coming to Burundi I communicated with the company a year beforhand. Eraste was receptive to all my concerns and answered all my questions promptly. He suggested a program that he thought we would like and we loved the program. We were able to see almost every part of Burundi. Apart from the popular tourist attractions we did many things that tourist don't typically do.
It did seem that we were the first guest that did this tour; exploring every corner of Burundi. Having that said there were some challenges we encounter along the way but Eraste managed to resolve them.
I highly recommend Empirical Tour and Travel as they will accommodate your needs.

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