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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

Robert Z   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 26, 2023

Email Robert Z  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

We got a customized tour that exceeded our expectations.

Peter modified our tour at our request multiple times, including changes after we arrived in Uganda. We were very pleased with the service and results!

G.P   –  
Zimbabwe ZW
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 18, 2023

Email G.P

Peter was an incredible guide! Very professional.

Had the most incredible time with Big Apes Africa! Peter is the most incredible guide, had a lot of fun on the road with him and of course visiting the most beautiful spots with him! Gorilla trekking was so well organised thanks to Peter as well as the Golden Monkeys and I was able to get a fantastic group for both trekking! Tour was so well organised and accommodation was fantastic! I am already looking at going again to do some of the other safaris which they do as loved every minute of this tour!

Thank you so much to Peter, and Big Apes Africa for the incredible service! I look forward to see you soon!

Dawn   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2023

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

Experience above and beyond expectations

This adventure was part of a long standing “bucket wish list”
Big Apes Africa were quick to respond to our request, they were the best in price and service offered.
The duration of our trip was 3 days, all accommodation and logistics were done by this team, I commend the team on a seamless, comfortable and highly enjoyable experience from start to finish, if I did this excursion again I would not change a thing.
The memories we took away from this adventure will be remembered as one of the best experiences in my life time to date.
I fully endorse this team and have no reservations in recommending their service to anyone.

Marcus Lewis   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 8, 2023

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

Great trip, and it was a privilege to spend 5 days with Peter and Eddie.

We were really happy with our trip!

A group of us had a scientific conference in Kigali, and we arranged a trip afterward with Big Apes. We were in two subgroups: a couple, and a group of friends. The couple rode with Peter, while the 6 friends rode in Eddie's tour van, with some crossover between cars. We chose an itinerary that involved both Uganda (gorilla tracking) and Rwanda (safari) because we were coming from Kigali. If we could do it over, we would just do everything in Uganda; reaching the national parks in either country requires extra driving time, so splitting between countries inserts a long drive with a border crossing in the middle of the trip. The folks at Big Apes have a good sense for what makes a good itinerary, I would trust them.

For me, the trip's biggest highlights were:
- the gorillas
- all the other animals
- seeing Uganda/Rwanda and their people out the car window
- getting to spend 5 days riding with Peter

By the way, I'm totally a real person. Here are some group photos with Peter and Eddie:

Cindy Zahner   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 4, 2023

Email Cindy Zahner  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Exceeded our expectations, our guide/driver Roland was outstanding, we had the best experience ever!

It was everything we expected and more. Everything was planned booked and carried out with ease. Our driver/guide Roland was the best. He drove safely and everything was organized for complete enjoyment. We actually added on two days and Peter did not bat an eye. He planned our extra two days and what he planned was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend this company totally, you will be so happy.

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