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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.

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.

Rumia ATAI   –  
Rwanda RW
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 5, 2022

Email Rumia ATAI  |  35-50 years of age


Very good service before, during and after the tour. Very nice guide. Confortable car. Good meals. Very interesting tour with boat and car rides. We recommand it to everyone.

Linus   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2021

Email Linus  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent experience all due to the guide/driver -Pierre (Peter)

Very well organized, friendly staff inside the park and great vehicle (Extended Landcruiser). The guide did his outmost to make sure that we spotted as many animals as possible. We actually saw all the major animals in the park with the exception of Rhinos, Leopards and Hyenas (as we were there during daytime).

Pierre made sure to take care of us in every way possible, this combined with a great sense of humor made the trip unforgettable. I would highly recommend using this company (demand Pierre as guide) and you will not regret it.


Bernardo Alfaros Solis   –  
Costa Rica CR
Visited: March 2021 Reviewed: Mar 29, 2021

Email Bernardo Alfaros Solis  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great Personal Experience

Makairo Safaris have good prices. I set up a tailored Safari and it went great. They send good feedback about different options.

Diana   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: February 2021 Reviewed: Mar 5, 2021

Email Diana

The gorillas, my ultimate dream experience

Thank you so much to Mwaka who organised my 5 day trip to Rwanda and Jean-Marie who was my excellent guide for the duration of the trip. The organisation of the trip was excellent and Mwaka was very helpful when my return flight was unexpectedly cancelled. A good guide makes a huge difference and Jean-Marie was superb. The last two nights accommodation at Virunga Lodge was wonderful. Seeing the gorillas and golden monkeys was an incredible experience and really worth it!

Adeline Mwaluma   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 13, 2021

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

The ultimate outdoor experience!

Highly efficient and knowledgeable on the parks and reserves in East Africa as well as activities within.

Mark & Katie   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: December 2020 Reviewed: Dec 8, 2020

Email Mark & Katie  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Makario Trip to Gorillas

We would like to extend our thanks for a fab well organised trip. The Bishops House was a lovely boutique hotel, and the staff service was excellent. The Gorilla hike, although VERY difficult, we are very glad we did it and have now had the most amazing experience of been up close with this wonderful animals. Credit must go to the way the gorillas have been protected and how the everyone in the area is part of the conservation effort. Eric was a wonderful guide, he was interesting, informed and shared so much with us, including his birding skills. We were so glad he recommended the twin lakes tour, wow what a view and the birdlife. Th lodge (Virunga Lodge) is beautiful and authentic but a bit expensive. Thank you for my gift, I will keep it as a cosmetic bag, and always think of our fantastic time in Rwanda. Our thanks to Eric as he was really good, and is highly recommended. Communication was by email and Mwaka always got back to me immediately. ***** Star treatement by Makario and Eric

Pierre UWIRAGIYE   –  
Rwanda RW
Visited: October 2019 Reviewed: May 17, 2020

Email Pierre UWIRAGIYE  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great tour operators

I worked with Makario Safaris as a Rwanda Safaris Guide. They gave me itineraries on time and briefed me for the trip, they checked on me throughout the trip. I would like to recommend them as prefered ground handlers in Rwanda and East Africa.

Apollo Owino   –  
Uganda UG
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2020

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

Friendly and professional

Very friendly and well informed staff who ensure your safari is beyond your expectations

Hawi   –  
Ethiopia ET
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Apr 10, 2020

Email Hawi  |  20-35 years of age

Working experience with Makario Safaries

I have worked with Mwaka from Makario Safaries recently with collaborating on some itineraries. We had a pleasant meeting over skype, she is prompt with communication and deliveries.

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