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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.
5/5

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.
5/5

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
5/5

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
5/5

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
5/5

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

Professional
5/5

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
5/5

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!!

Ross   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2022

Email Ross

Moses was a genuine, knowledgeable down to earth guide who we would happily hook up with again
5/5

We were picked up from the landing strip in the Masai Mara by Moses who was our guide for our full stay. After landed we were straight out on a game drive and somehow he manages to spot something in the distance, we have already found a lioness and 3 of her cubs for a close up encounter. First on sight we got some great close up footage of them post kill. Moses knowledge of the lands is incredible and any update comes over the radio he knows exactly where he is going and the routes to take. Was up at 3.30am with us for the early starts and very flexible with our requests. Will definitely be booking with the same operator and hoping to get Moses again when we return. Back again when hopefully more black rhino around to see

Cletus   –  
Nigeria NG
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jul 19, 2022

Email Cletus  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

They are very professional and paid attention to detail
5/5

I found the staff patient and understanding. The tour guide was very punctual and very friendly; it was as if we have known each other for years. He pointed out all the landmarks on our way and inside Akagera National Park, he is very conversant with the terrain. I had value for money spent and look forward to visiting again with my family

Brenda Delport   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jul 5, 2022

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

A fantastic tour operator who go out of their way to ensure an unforgettable experience.
5/5

Last week I went to heaven and found the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda.

Thank you so very much for the most wonderful experience we could ever have had. I was so excited on that first morning that I could hardly speak when I sent my husband a voice note. To say that we had great sightings is an absolute understatement. All the sightings were just phenomenal! Our entire experience was just so awesome that I would want to encourage the entire world to get there, and quickly, for fear of missing out! Although we were there for just a few days, when I got home it felt as though I had been away for weeks on end because I had experienced so much.

I will forever sing the praises of Rwanda. The people are so wonderfully friendly, so hospitable, have such a beautiful attitude to life and are so proud of themselves and their very special country, that they deserve to be supported by everyone who can possibly do so. We enjoyed our stay at Tiloreza Eco Lodge so much as the staff were absolutely great, the food was fabulous and the rooms were very comfortable. Not to mention that they have a magician there who waves a magic wand somehow and delivers my extremely dirty, mud caked boots and gaiters back to my room looking like I’ve just purchased them! I was astounded to say the least.

How does one explain the wonderful person that is Jean Marie of Makario Safaris? He is so knowledgeable about absolutely everything that we could have thought to ask, so patient, so eager to ensure that we had a great holiday that one cannot help but want to introduce him to anyone who wants to visit Rwanda. It is so heart-warming to see how proud he is of his country. Jean Marie is certainly the 100% perfect person for his job. I cannot thank him enough for looking after us so well.

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