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Big Apes Africa

4.9/5  
(58 Reviews)
Office In:
Uganda Uganda
Size:
1-5 employees (Founded in 2019)
Member Of:
USAGA, UTB & UWA
Tour Types:
Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
Destinations:
Rwanda RW
Uganda UG
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We are a Safari Company with operations in Uganda and Rwanda handling Destination management for Tour operators around the world through well crafted private or group tailor made life impacting African experiences. We are a team of Nature lovers and believe in sustainable tourism through conservation and community empowerment. We love to constantly explore our region just for the love of it and it is from this passion and personal experience that we want to craft for you a lifetime experience.

Reviews58

Average
3/5

Final review of our 9 day tour with Big Apes Africa Safaris and I'd be lying if I said there weren't issues. Basically we had a quote from Peter at Big Apes last year and after reviewing the Itinerary and accommodation, we decided to go with Big Apes, and made our final payment in December 2023 for the tour to start in 31 Jan 2024, funds were taken out of my account a couple of days after payment
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The first issue was the accommodation stated in the Itinerary was way out of date (see below) from day 1. Peter's response to this was "it's in the clients best interest", I'd say lame response as keeping the client informed of any changes would be in our best interest. Talking to staff at the replacement accommodation and Big Apes have been staying there for some time so the list may not have been accurate from the start.

Itinerary accommodation Actual Accommodation
Entebbe - Airport Guest House Green Valley Guest House
Murchison Falls - Parkside Safari Lodge Parkside Safari Lodge
Kibale National Park - Rweteera Safari Park Kibale Forest Camp (tent)
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Engiri Game Pumba Safari Cottages
Lodge
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Mucha Bweza Lodge - Rushaga Bwindi
Riverside Lodge
Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Bunyonyi Eco Lodge Lake Bunyonyi Eco Lodge
Kyahugye Island

Our Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge was changed from Day 6 to the morning of Day 7 resulting in missing out looking for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector and heading straight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as we now didn't have the time. I think the issue here was payment of the Chimp Trekking permits had not been made by Big Apes Safari on time.

Our guide Gerald for the tour was great went out of his way to ensure we saw the "Big 5" and dealt with the issues as best as he could.

The choice to use this company is yours alone, I emailed some to the people leaving positive reviews before and during the tour, but not one person responded to my email....no idea why. Feel free to email me about our tour as I can't comment on anything other than that.

Happy Travels and walk your own path.

Enjoyed every bit of the tour, guide Ezra was well-informed, attentive - and a safe driver
5/5

Done the 3 day tour Kigali - Bwindi Forest/Gorilla Trecking - Lake Bunyonyi with Tour Guide Ezra. Enjoyed every bit of this fascinating tour, Ezra was well-informed, kind, attentive, sharing - and a safe driver!

Accommodations were beautifully located, friendly and clean, and loved the Ugandan lunch buffet at Moonlight Hotel. Ezra told us many stories, about the local communities, the sorghum production, the crowned crane, just to name a few, and got Uganda in our hearts. If anything, this tour ended too soon.

In my evaluation. probably best price for such a fascinating tour you can get!

Very well organized, punctual, tried very hard to ensure our comfort
5/5

My first trip to Africa turned out to be wonderful and this is a huge thanks to BIG APES AFRICA. The entire stay was perfectly organized, from beginning to end. Everything was carefully thought out, timed with a huge number of attractions, at a level I did not expect at all. This is a company worth recommending and which I will recommend to everyone😁😍🤩

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Reliable choice
5/5

We just returned from a 10-day safari with Big Apes Africa Safaris. This is a good time for a review, because on the one hand the impressions are still fresh, on the other hand we already have some distance to what we experienced.
Before about the details - let me give a conclusion: I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND exploring Uganda with BIG APES! I will try to highlight some of the most important reasons in points:
1. as part of the negotiations, I sent an inquiry to several companies. From BIG APES I received the best offer taking into account value for money.
2. I evaluate the contact with Peter very well, None of my questions remained unanswered. All arrangements were confirmed by what we found already on site.
3. Peter was waiting for us at the airport with Gerald (our guide and driver). In fact, we were taken care of throughout our stay in Uganda. Given that the travelers were two women - this is of no small importance.
4 Both Peter and Gerald are cultured, professional and simply humanly very nice people. I am glad to have met them.
5. accommodation and meals provided by BIG APES fully met our expectations.
6. we managed to achieve all our goals, to see what we wanted to see. These were wonderful and unforgettable days. And we thank you for them!

I recommend BIG APES to everyone! You will not be disappointed :-) And I will certainly return to Uganda again.

Amazing gorilla and chimp tour
5/5

Hi all, we went gorilla and chimp tracking with big apes Africa and it was amazing, from the start Peter was really helpful in planning and answering all my questions he also got back to me straight away every time. We was picked up by Sam the man are guide who was amazing, really nice guy and very knowledgeable, he was always going out of his way to show us animals while on the road and telling us parts of the history ect, the ride was a landcruiser very comfortable as it was a lot of driving between the national parks, accommodations were loverly as was all the food. I would highly recommend big apes Africa everything was arranged professionally and at a great coast aswell
We had an amazing times hanging with the gorillas and chimps one of the best experiences ever.

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