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Richard W B   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2023

Email Richard W B  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Eraste is a really nice guy who does all he can to give one a memorable trip.
5/5

I very much enjoyed my visit to see the Red Monkeys at Musanze even if there were so many people at the same venue going off to see the Gorillas.
The Diane Fossey centre is well worth the time for a visit.
The Genocide museum in Kigali although it is harrowing it should not be missed.
The highlight of my whole trip was going into the Congo to see the Gorillas, for me it was a life time memory.
The boat trip on the slow boat to Goma in the Congo was a really enjoyable day too, not much to see in the town except the wooden bicycles.
Burundi was a good experience too as not many make the effort to visit as such many locals are please to meet and chat.

Elina   –  
Finland FI
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 19, 2023

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

8-day game safari
5/5

I did an 8-day game safari tour with Empirical Tour and Travel across the amazing land of Rwanda. As a white female solo traveller I was very pleased with the way this travel agency handled all the little details of my travel. Accommodations were nice and transportations between destinations were smooth. Eraste and Joseph made me feel safe and comfortable the whole journey. With their travel plan I was able to experience Rwanda as a local, which added priceless value for this trip!

Martin Vavricek   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 4, 2023

Email Martin Vavricek

Rwanda and Burundi trip
5/5

Travel with Empirical Tour and Travel was very well organized, programm very interesting, communication without problemm. All things previously agreed was fulfilled. Accomodations were very nice and we enjoy all trip very much.

Markus   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 7, 2022

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

Knowledgeable, kind and creative
5/5

We did a 4 day birding tour with Empirical Tour across northern Rwanda and along the coast of Lake Kivu. Eraste and his team have a deep knowledge of locally owned hotels and birding spots many of which are certainly off the regular tourist routes. Joseph, our guide was phenomenal. He has an eye for birds, their sounds and their behavior. It was our second tour in Rwanda and we are experienced birders but everywhere we went there was something new and often in unexpected places, many of the hotels and restaurant gardens were excellent bird-spotting locations in themselves. This is local knowledge that added real value to the trip. One of the most memorable experiences was the ability to expand birding hikes through wetlands into serious frog-spotting safaris. You've just got to know where to look and the Empirical team certainly does.

Pavel   –  
Russia RU
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2022

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

Very nice and obliging
5/5

Very nice and obliging operator

Eline   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 5, 2023

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

Amazing experience to Burundi
4/5

On our 3 days trip to Burundi we had an amazing experience in this wonderful country. The communication was very smooth and in good english and therefore helped us a lot. The guide was very grateful with the tour and about the country and loved to share his experience with us. For us the last day of the tour was a little to long and maybe better to take a small lunch break so that you have some time to stretch your legs. Leaving a little earlier in the morning gives you already this time for a lunch break. We really can recommend taking a tour and we had an amazing experience!

Elizabeth   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Aug 3, 2023

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

Hospitable
4/5

Eraste, the tour guide, was very attentive and helpful when it came to show us around and explaining things during the tours. He was with us for 2 weeks as we explored all around Burundi. He is very knowledgeable and kind. Definitely recommend booking tours with this company.

Alfredo   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2023

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

Unforgettable!!!
4/5

Prior to coming to Burundi I communicated with the company a year beforhand. Eraste was receptive to all my concerns and answered all my questions promptly. He suggested a program that he thought we would like and we loved the program. We were able to see almost every part of Burundi. Apart from the popular tourist attractions we did many things that tourist don't typically do.
It did seem that we were the first guest that did this tour; exploring every corner of Burundi. Having that said there were some challenges we encounter along the way but Eraste managed to resolve them.
I highly recommend Empirical Tour and Travel as they will accommodate your needs.

Max   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 2, 2022

Email Max  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

had a nice tour with nice guides who took good care of me
4/5

was allowed to do a 26 day tour of Rwanda with Empirical Tour and Travel. The guides were very nice and accommodating. I had discussed the program with them beforehand and it could have been packed a little tighter, but it was still an interesting trip where I learned, saw and experienced a lot.

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