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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 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.

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

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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

Judy B   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Jan 20, 2020

Email Judy B  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Our time in Rwanda trekking to the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys was absolutely amazing.

Our time in Rwanda was perfect from the moment we met Jean Marie at the airport upon arrival until he left us at the airport on our departure. My daughter and I fell in love with Rwanda and its beautiful people. Jean Marie was wonderful, such a kind and caring person. He is the perfect ambassador for Rwanda. Our time with the the gorillas was breathtaking. Everything was so organized. It is an experience we will always cherish. The tour exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed seeing some of Rwanda in the afternoons after our morning treks. We also enjoyed our visit with the golden monkeys. It was a fun way to end our visit. We highly recommend Makario Safaris. You provided my daughter and I with a vacation we will remember forever. Thank you!

David   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: May 10, 2019

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The best tour company in East Africa very honest people

Makario safari help me to recapture the whole love in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking and nyungwe forest.we enjoy our vacation that was professionally handled from our stay in Rwanda. Our tour driver was very accommodating, has great wealth of knowledge demeanor,made our trip transition smoothly, Mwaka was also available by phone and helped any last minutes question we had as well recommend some activities we could undertake along our route.
I highly recommend makario safari, for anyone seeking to travel in one of East Africa destination.

Anne PJ S   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Jan 2, 2023

Email Anne PJ S

Well organized excursion and close follow-up on bookings

Mid-November 2022 I participated to the mountain gorilla excursion, organized by Makario Safaris.
Up to the date of the trekking, the tour operator was closely following up on all arrangements (questions from our travel group, practicalities, etc.).
On the day of the trekking, the tour operator came to our hotel to ensure that everybody was en route to the right destination and with the right group. Our driver was very kind and also our guide on site was very nice and taught us everything we wanted to know about the gorillas (same for the trackers, who ensured our safety and following the instructions when approaching the gorilla family).

Meeting Pablo's family was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which I would recommend anybody travelling to Rwanda!
At first, I was frozen to the ground when seeing them for the first time, but the guide and the trackers ensured that we all felt safe and got more comfortable overtime. They did a great job and the gorillas were amazing too! :)

Julian Hudson   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 21, 2022

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

Organised and reliable

I had a great day out with friends on Safari with Makario. The driver & guide was excellent. Would recommend this company.

Louison   –  
France FR
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 21, 2022

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

Good experience, well organized

We paid 340$ for a 1-day safari.

The organizer was very kind and answered every question we had before arriving. The departure was on time. The car/truck was very good and comfortable.

We had some issues with the mandatory covid test which is useless since we were all already in the car for 2 hours and we do not approach the animals. We almost missed the boat ride because the waiting line was too long, maybe it was bad luck, but we made it so it's ok.

Other than that, the driver was excellent, and most importantly he spotted every detail and guessed right on every direction to see all the animals we wanted.
Crocodiles, hippos, birds, warthog, zebras, lions, elephants, buffalos, giraffes are the animals we spotted, not far from us! It was amazing.

It was a great experience and I do recommend it.

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!

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