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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

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.

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

Email Martin Vavricek

Rwanda and Burundi trip

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.

Jim and Marcia Bowater   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2023

Email Jim and Marcia Bowater  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Efficient, kind-hearted, sensitive to customers wishes and needs and always smiling.

My wife and I travelled with Eraste to DRC, Burundi and Rwanda for 13 days during August,2023.Pre tour communication with him was great and any issues
quickly answered.He took care of all transport, accommodation ,visas and tickets (including Gorilla permits) without fuss which made our trip so enjoyable.Already we have recommended Eraste and Empirical Tour and travel, to traveler friends of ours as ours was an unforgettable experience.

Karin H.   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 2, 2023

Email Karin H.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Doing everything they can to give you the best travel experience ever!

I am still processing everything I have seen and done in Rwanda. A world completely different from mine. Guided by a guide who speaks English very well and a great experienced driver, I have seen the most beautiful landscapes. There was a good variation in planned activities, but they were also open to suggestions I made. Great communication.
I recommend Empirical Tour and Travelling. The gave me the best experience ever!

Murray   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Nov 7, 2023

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

Awesome experience, highly recommended

Great tour of Kibira National Park in Burundi - the tour was expertly organized, terrific all round.

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

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!

Aleksandr Zubkov   –  
Russia RU
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: Apr 19, 2024

Email Aleksandr Zubkov  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The guide Eraste perfect men an best guide ever

We travel through Uganda, Kongo, Rwanda
There was some troubles: sometime dangerous, sometime funny, sometimes interesting but always a lot of humor and really
Good impression. Kindly promise to try trip likours with Eraste

Moritz   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 25, 2024

Email Moritz  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Just Excellent!

I spent 6 days in Rwanda & DRC and enjoyed every moment of the trip! Eraste was extremely helpful during the whole planning process. The activities were well organized and the hotels were the perfect places to relax. Highly recommended! I am already planning the next trip with Empirical Tour and Travel!

Hervé L.   –  
Mali ML
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: Jun 3, 2024

Email Hervé L.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Exceptional tour operator, with unforgettable and meticulously planned travel

Joseph our guide is a kind person, wanted for us to be as much as possible relaxed, only for us to enjoy the Safari. We saw eraste the first day of the safari, communication was smooth and clear, this was the best service we had from a tour operator for the last 5 years. Thanks to Joseph for the exeptional 3 days in Akagera park. We got to see the Big 5. Also for your kindness and attention.

John Key   –  
Canada CA
Visited: June 2024 Reviewed: Jun 20, 2024

Email John Key  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

High quality small group tour operator for Central Africa

The tour company arranged a 1 week tour for myself from Rwanda to DR Congo and back. Email communication was excellent and the tour owner (Eraste) personally accompanied me on the tour and arranged the drivers and other transportation and facilitated the visa approval and border crossings at Bukavu and Goma.

Everything on the itinerary was provided and there was flexibility to make changes as requested(such as staying in the National Park) or required. Accommodation was very good and all meals were good. Eraste speaks fluent English (and French) and was well-informed, totally professional and kind and made good company on the tour.

The tour was good value for money for a private tour and I would thoroughly recommend this company and this tour to anyone.

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