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Alessandro   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2023

Email Alessandro  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Gorilla, Chimpa and Golden Monkey Tracking

Big Apes Africa is a professional agency. The did a great job designing the tour accordingly to our expectations (both in terms of experience and budget). Roland was the best guide. He was supporting all our needs sharing his knowledge and providing valuable recommendations. We did Gorilla (Bwindi) , chimpanzee (karinzu) and golden monkey (Mgahinga) tracking. They were all amazing with a preference for Gorilla and Golden Monkey. We were a little bit unlucky with Chimpa. We saw 2 of them from distance and the track was quite short (just 2.5 hour). We started our Tour in Kigali and Peter made the transfer to Uganda during day one. We thought the first day would have been transfer only while Peter organized big surprises. We did a couple of stops in spot of interest including boating on the lake Bunyonyi on local canoe.

Kaylie C   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 21, 2023

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

Fabulous Experience with Big Apes Africa

My two friends and I (American women in our early/mid-30s) had the most wonderful trips with Big Apes Africa! Our tour leader was Roland, who was professional, kind, and FUN. We did the golden monkey and gorilla trekking 3-day experience and would HIGHLY recommend it to others. I have traveled extensively, and my experience in Rwanda and Uganda was by far one of the most special trips I have ever had. Big Apes Africa's prices are competitive, and we felt like we got a lot for our money. We especially loved staying at Bweza Lodge, which - even though we chose the budget option - felt special and luxurious. I would recommend this tour to anyone (including to all my friends who will listen)!

Szandra M   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 14, 2023

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

Very well organised and all we could wish for.

We did this tour with a group of 6 pax, starting from Kigali, Rwanda. Our tour guide Peter was already very communicative before the start of the tour and turned out to be an even nicer man in person. He was always on time, always atuned to our needs, and met all our wishes. When we had some hick ups due to our own groups lack of organisation, it was resolved quickly. Every single thing of our 3 day trip was organised in every small detail and extra wishes and changes were not a problem at all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, we loved it.

Victoria M   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2023

Email Victoria M  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Life-changing adventure, getting face to face with gorillas and exploring the gorgeous countryside

Just had the tour of a lifetime with Peter, our wonderful guide, and three of my friends. Cannot recommend Big Apes enough! Overall, the trip was a fantastic value and we got face to face with incredible wildlife including gorillas, golden monkeys, zebras, and impala. We also stayed at some very unique eco-lodges and tried some delicious local foods! Another highlight was just driving through the gorgeous Rwandan and Ugandan country-side.

From my first contact with Peter on Safari Bookings, he was very responsive and worked with us to tailor the trip itinerary. We had a super convenient and smooth pick-up from the airport and comfortable lodgings each night with the basic amenities (Wi-Fi, hot water, mosquito nets, comfortable beds). The restaurants we went to were also great and had options for local and Western cuisine. Some bonus experiences we had included trying some exotic fruits, swimming in a gorgeous lake, and visiting some local markets. Peter himself is also a highly knowledgeable guide who taught us a lot about the history and ecology of each country.

Christiane Huber   –  
Germany DE
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Aug 9, 2023

Email Christiane Huber  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unsurpassable and Unique experience

We were in the very best hands with this tour operator. Our guide Peter, with his fine sense for all our needs and his tireless commitment, made our stay in Uganda an unforgettable experience. (Of course, the wildlife and the beauty of nature played their part;)

On our excursion into the cloud forests of Bwindi National Park, we came very close to the mountain gorillas, who did not seem to be bothered by us in any way. A mother was calmly nursing her baby while the older children romped around her. The impressive silverback sat relaxed and chewing leaves next to her, letting his favourite woman scratch his head. I will never forget these intense impressions.

Actually, it was not planned, but the exemplary organisation of this tour made it easy for us to decide to book another tour, this time to Queen Elisabeth NP. Again, we were not disappointed. This completely private safari, tailored just for us, left nothing to be desired. More Africa in such a private atmosphere is probably not possible.

It was an unsurpassable and unique experience with "Big Apes" in all respects. We couldn't have done it better.

Claire   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2023

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

Roland was the best tour guide ever!

A group of friends and I choose Big Apes Africa for the variety of experiences offered at a very reasonable price. We had a wonderful time seeing the Golden Monkeys in Rwanda, the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest, and also had a wonderful time on Lake Bunyonyi. Not only was Roland, our guide, very professional and an excellent driver, he was also so fun to spend time with. It was a magical experience that I will never forget. I highly recommend booking with Big Apes Africa for your trek!

Stefan Germann   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2023

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

Go with the Flow - simply amazing

We only had a short window of three days for a wonderful trip in north Rwanda and western Uganda. Peter was an amazing guide. Creating a flow for our small group of five with incredible experiences to spend time with a family of 17 mountain Gorilla, deeply moving and renewing my commitment for conservation and environmental stewardship. Swimming at sunset in lake bonyonyi was the dot on the “i”. I’ll definitely come back for a much longer trip with Peter.

Paloma   –  
Spain ES
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2023

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

Simply great!

Our trip in Uganda resulted fantastic with Big Apes and Peter, our guide. Everything was perfectly coordinated, we are asked about our prefferences for the activities, meals, he arranged us a place to have a shower before our long night flight back home... .We really felt very safe and relaxed knowing that Peter was with us and he was always trying to please us, doing his best so that we could spot as many animals as possible, take the best pictures...He has demonstrated at all times being a great professional. We have spent many hours together travelling, at the game drives and we had very interesting conversations. I would definitely recommend for an tour in Uganda.

Federica and Shwetank   –  
Italy IT
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2023

Email Federica and Shwetank  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The best safari experience ever!!!❤

In June 2023 my husband and I finally went to Uganda! It was our dream to see the mountain gorillas so in March 2023 we started checking for some tour operators offering safaris in Uganda on The first one we contacted was Big Apes Africa. Since the first contact with Peter, we immediately liked his way of dealing with us: he was polite, honest, clear, and he never insisted or kind of forced us to book immediately, he was always telling us: take your time, choose what is best for you, no rush my friend, etc. We really appreciated him. Of course, we received also quotes from other tour operators, but we decided immediately to stick with Peter and the safari he planned and customised specifically for us to meet our needs (in terms of time, budget and experiences we wanted to make). We made the payment, everything went smoothly and in June we were finally in Uganda.
Our safari with Peter was simply amazing!

Karla   –  
Philippines PH
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 8, 2023

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

I recommend Big Apes Africa!

I did my first ever Gorilla tracking with Big Apes Africa at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Adams really made the whole day trip memorable. My guide was very fun, relaxed, and knowledgeable about mountain gorillas at the same time and everything was amazing, nice trek, beautiful weather overall. I definitely recommend them. Peter helped me with my travel around Uganda as well. They would be a great choice!

Thanks and Godspeed :D

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