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Mariane   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 20, 2022

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

Very professionel and friendly. I felt in good hands all the way.

I booked the one day gorilla visit. It was an amazing experience. Makario Safaris was very efficient from day one. Answered all our many questions, arranged a perfect schedule, comfortable transport and very kind and professionel driver and guide.
I would use Makario Safaris again.

Peter Paul   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 5, 2022

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

Makario Safaris does go a long way to make your safari a success

We went to Akagera National Park in Rwanda from Kigali. A one-day trip. Communication was very timely and clear. Starting at 5:00 am on a quite Sunday morning, the trip to Akagera was already an experience. Along the way we had breakfast and coffee. The Landrover was comfortable, and the driver very skilled and diligent. We drove all the way from South to North of the Park, having an excellent lunch in between. In the morning we had a boat trip and already saw a lot of animals and birds, but late afternoon arriving in the North of the Park we also saw the elephant herd and the magnificent plane with an abundance of animals. We can surely recommend the tour.

Westholm-Schroder, Christina   –  
Bermuda BM
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2022

Email Westholm-Schroder, Christina  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great experience--impeccable service and organization of itinerary

We had a great time; great experience and issues resolved quickly and efficiently. Thank you much, Mwaka and Eric!

Dan Riordan   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2022

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

Professional and friendly

Amazing experience. The tour operator was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive to our needs. I would highly recommend them.

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.

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.

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