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Gabi and Gerhard   –  
Austria AT
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2022

Email Gabi and Gerhard  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The review below is the personal opinion of Gabi and Gerhard and not that of SafariBookings.
The offer for the tour didn't fit with the real tour.

We, my husband and I , booked a 3 day lasting Safari tour including a sight seeing tour in Kigali and entering the park and check in at the Lodge in the Akagera National Park on the first day.
On the second day we made a Safari tour in the Akagera National Park.
BUT on the third day a Safari experienced person of our group ordered an additional guide in advance who was specialized on birds. We weren't asked nor informed of this special bird tour on the third day of our Safari tour. The tour partially was very detailed discussing about the shape of the wings or colour of the bird legs.
We think being not informed of this special bird tour in advance is not a client friendly policy. We even still don't know if we had and how much we had to pay for the additional guide / additional programme we didn't order.

Btw Jimmy, our main guide did a great job.

Edith   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 17, 2022

Email Edith  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Makario put together a wonderful city tour and amazing day visit to the Volcanoes National Park!

Makario was very flexible and provided great communications before and during our stay. The drivers and other staff were always very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

Kyle Lewis   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 14, 2022

Email Kyle Lewis  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Hamidi & Pierre were both attentive, friendly, professional, and cordial during both our tours.

I was fortunate to go on TWO tours with Makario while in Kigali for a conference. The city tour takes you to multiple different vibrant locations within the capital, while the Gorillas tour is a bucket list excursion that I would suggest for anyone. While the latter was expensive, a majority of the fee goes to the park itself to maintain security and lifestyle for the gorilla families.

The experiences were amazing, and I really want to thank Hamadi and Pierre for an incredible job. They were both informative, cordial, professional, safe, and wonderful people. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful staff and country with us. When I refer people to experiences in Kigali, it will be synonymous with "Makario". We have been very happy to work with you and those other guests we've spoken with at the conference all agree.

Pamela Bruce Lockhart   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 12, 2022

Email Pamela Bruce Lockhart  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Efficient, reliable and friendly service.

I am used to travelling alone but I am now in my late seventies and the one thing I do not want in my travel is hassle and for things to go wrong. I found Makario Safaris very efficient and trustworthy. I liked the staff I came into contact with and if the opportunity arises again, I would certainly choose to use this company. Rwanda is a much misunderstood country and I am pleased to be able to try and change people's perceptions of it.

Arianna   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2022

Email Arianna  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Vincent was positive, professional, knowledgeable and delightful.

We had a great experience with Makario Safari, and I would highly recommend. From the start, they were timely and helpful in their email responses. Vincent was our guide, and he was excellent. He was affable and knowledgeable. We didn’t use it, but we were surprised that the vehicle had wifi! It was also well stocked with water, and the food was great. I was excited for the birdwatching on the boat ride, but we saw a lot of amazing large animals, too! And of course throughout the drive as well. This was a high quality tour, and a highlight of my two weeks in Rwanda.

Tina Patel   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2022

Email Tina Patel

Very personal service

A wonderful point to point experience with an amazing driver/guide
Lunch was a bit basic but it was delicious
Thank you

Jimmy   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2022

Email Jimmy  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Very professional, knowledgeable and always on time. Also helpful

We were. Group of 6 from Kenya to Rwanda. They picked us from the airport and were with us for the next three days and took us back to the airport on the 4th day.

The car was comfortable and clean as was the driver who was knowledgeable and helpful.

Isabella Wekesa   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 29, 2022

Email Isabella Wekesa

Professional and very reliable

Makario staff are very wonderful people and made my tour experience worthwhile. Communication on all matters was on point - this included pickup and drop off time from the hotel, they arranged for packed lunches and breakfasts directly with the hotel and just informed me of what to expect, the names of the drivers and numbers were promptly shared and so many other nitty gritties that made the tour easy.
I feel I got more value for money than what I actually paid for and Mwaka came to meet our team to have a one on one chat on the last day to find out about our tours and if there was anything more they could do. This was very personalized and we felt valued.

The tours were excellent (Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking, Kigali City Tour (Kigali Genocide Memorial, Moshions and House of Tayo Fashion, Choose Kigali (Terra Carta House) and Rwanda Art Museum), Akagera National Park and Azizi Life. The tour drivers Joe and Isaac were very conversant with the areas we went to and had loads of information about the areas and tours which they shared with us. It was like the tours started in the car before we even got to the destinations. It was a reall eye opener. Joe and Isaac are very friendly and kind, true ambassadors of Makarios and they deserve a pat on their backs.

Thank you for making it an experience of a lifetime.

She   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2022

Email She  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris


Makario Safaris has a wonderful and well coordinated team who work well together to provide an amazing experience for their clients. The team is very professional and their services remain my best experience so far. They are worth every coin spent!

Nadia   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2022

Email Nadia  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Incredible - Add it to your Bucket list

Makario Safaris was a delight. They were very responsive and accomodating all through the booking expeirence which made planning the trip for a group simple and painless.
from the moment we landed in Rwanda to when we were dropped off was like one magical dream. Right from the meet and greet at the airport. The Gorilla Trek was absolutely amazing, there are no words to describe it. I would definetly use them again and I will telling my friends about this experience. It was my frist time, but def not my last!!! truly experienced the magic of Africa!!

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