From private tailor-made to small group tours and safaris, traveling to East Africa will allow you to explore some of the off-beaten and get immersive in safari experiences. Our holidays are best for couples, families, and friends traveling together with an option for solo travelers to request tailor-made tours. Led and designed by locals, our guided small group holidays are usually 2-6 people, meaning our tours and safaris guarantee a personalized travel experience as opposed to large travel groups.
Call it flying tours, cultural trips, mountain hiking, gorilla trekking, or wildlife game drive safaris, East Africa has all safaris and tours you may need. A perfect blend of wildlife and cultural trips allows you to explore the best of this region.
Augustine Tours currently offers guided small group and tailor-made tours to Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo, Tanzania, and Kenya.
Can’t recommend Augustine Tours highly enough! I provided my wish list for what we wanted to see in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Kelly fulfilled and surpassed our expectations in every way with a custom tour well within our budget. Wonderful suggestions, awesome guides, and even made it possible for us to get a visa for Burundi at the airport (which is unheard of…. except for Kelly’s magic). Hint: Make sure to get your yellow fever shot appointment in time to get your visa in prior to travel. Shots were in short supply and appointments took much longer than anticipated. Highly recommend Augustine Tours! In fact, I’m working with Augustine Tours now on my Ethiopian vacation.
Augustine Tours ensured every single detail of my trip in East Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, and Burundi) was carefully (and wisely) organized. Based on their experience, they can guide you to customize one of their basic itineraries to focus on your own priorities. They always engage in efficient communication as well. I am totally satisfied with Augustine and his team. My local guides were Eugene and Hypolite: outstanding performance from both of them! I highly recommend Augustine Tours.
Found on TripAdvisor, I made the trip myself asking some advice, I can’t deny there were some issues but he always tried to fix the situation in those troubled countries. We always were in touch, the guides were well prepared and very kind, the excursions were also very interesting and in every place, there was a local guide in addition. Cars are big, comfortable, and always clean. Clearly, the price was high but it was worth it.
Augustine Tours (Augustine and Kelly) were great from my original contact through to the end of a 3-week journey through Rwanda and Burundi. They were responsive to all my requests, recommended interesting things to do in every location I visited, and booked some very good hotels to stay in. All in all, I can not fault them. I looked at other tour companies and chose Augustine because they came up with the best proposal at the best cost. During the tour, Kelly and Augustine were always on hand to advise and sort out any questions. Eugene was fantastic throughout the whole 3 weeks with us. We were always safe and happy.
Excellent visit with a fast and informative tour company. We needed a 7-day tailor-made gorilla trip in Rwanda, and we found Augustine Tours online with excellent reviews. Rwanda is an amazing travel destination and from our tour experience, we only had a warm and friendly service. The trip would be recommended to anyone with an interest in the local community and gorilla experience. All the tour arrangements were well-coordinated, and the pre-tour information was comprehensive and helpful in all aspects.
We were very lucky to find this tour organizing company, who was able to set us up with a tailor-made tour of everything we wanted and needed to see on our rather short trip! Will always remember our time in Tanzania thanks to you!
We had a wonderful vacation in Rwanda and Burundi. This was our first vacation in Africa, and we were fortunate to have it organized by a local company. The contact was quick, and the price was very fair. Gorilla trekking was on our bucket list, a fantastic experience coupled with a game drive in Akagera National Park where we saw beautiful animals in their native homes. The Burundi drummers in Gishora was above all a unique experience, showcasing an infectious African culture. Thanks, Augustine, for opening our eyes to this beautiful continent. We will surely come back!
Excellent Uganda and Rwanda vacation! The itinerary was carefully thought and well balanced. The itinerary was crafted based on our prior wishes (mainly gorilla trekking) coupled with a Rwanda community visit at Iby’iwacu cultural village, a suggestion from Augustine Tours. Highly recommended site for tourists interested in activities beyond wildlife. Our logistical questions were always answered promptly and thoroughly, including helping us with accommodation and permit reservations at the last minute. Our passionate guide could always go the extra mile to make sure all goes smoothly. In all our 6 days from/to Kigali Airport, we only had nice service.
In February, Augustine arranged a 10-day safari to Tanzania and Kenya for us (four people). He was flexible and responsive during our entire communication, for over 3 months. The lodges were clean, and our guide had good driving skills. Our overall experience was satisfactory, and we look forward to their gorilla trekking packages either in Uganda or Rwanda next year. Thanks for showing me, East Africa. Greetings from Calgary!!!
Everything was great about Augustine Tours. I started dealing with them by e-mail 4 months before my trip, and they were always clear, kind, and informative. Then, the actual experience in Rwanda, Congo DR, and Burundi was charming, discrete, and professional, just as tour companies should be. When we got to the Rwanda/Burundi border and it was closed, the problem was solved straight away and with no fuzz at all: I ended up spending a comfy night at Rusizi’s best hotel, and on the next day my Burundi program was 100% followed. I will definitely use Augustine Tours services again in the near future, when I go back to East Africa, this time with my family.