Rwanda Primate Safaris Vs. Rwanda wildlife safaris
If you are planning for your visit to Rwanda it is better to experience the primate safari compared to wildlife as Rwanda has one small Akagera National Park and it is the only park where you can experience wildlife safaris in Rwanda. I and my boyfriend we planned to visit Rwanda and our major interest was much on taking wildlife safari such that we spot most of the African big 5, but from the research Akagera could not offer all these and we decided to have Rwanda primate safari and then planned to have wildlife safari in Uganda.
For us to have this experience much interesting we planned our travel with Gorilla Expeditions Ltd, very reliable travel agency with their travel experts they helped us to arrange 14 days Uganda and Rwanda gorilla safari, we enjoyed our 2 times double Gorilla trekking and had amazing experiences with two different endangered mountain Gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park with our 3 night stay at the Virunga Safari Lodge which offer stunning view of the interesting 2 twin lakes (Burera and Ruhondo).
Then on our last day we left the volcanoes we took the unforgettable golden monkey tracking and thereafter we had to travel via Cyanika border to Uganda the pearl of Africa and we had our stay at the shores of Lake Mutanda, Mutanda Lake Resort and the following day we had relaxing day at the lodge and then in the evening we took an amazing canoeing along the volcanic Lake Mutanda.
As we were interested in adventurous activities we embark the interesting full day Batwa trail in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and each of us paid $ 85 dollars including the park fees for Mgahinga Gorilla Park. With the Batwa leaders we participated in the life style of the Batwa and we visit the Garama cave and by the time we finished this trail we were so tired and by the time we arrived back to Mutanda Lake Resort refreshment were prepared for us and later we had our African cuisine dinner!
After, being filled with all this unforgettable experience we crossed to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the famous Ishasha southern sector very known for the African tree climbing lions in the branches of the fig trees and other wildlife like the elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topi, oribi among others and then we retired to African Safari Bush Lodge.
From this National Park we had several game drives and very many wildlife species were spotted, after we took the boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel which connects the Ramsar Lake George to Lake Edward and over this cruise we spotted variety of wildlife and birdlife species along the shores of the Channel. Our guide, Alex was knowledgeable about almost everything and was always considerate and helpful and we could not even want to depart at the end of our safari when Alex dropped us at the Entebbe international airport.