Golden Monkey Habituation Experience in Uganda/Rwanda.
The beautiful colored primates are found in conservation areas of Uganda, Rwanda and DR. Congo and can be trekked in Mgahinga national park, Volcanoes national park, Virunga ranges respectively where golden monkey habituation is covered .
Golden Monkey Habituation Experiences is done in Uganda-Rwanda, the countries therefore have been a center for both golden monkey and gorilla habituation areas and this has as well boosted their economy due to the flow of visitors who love making adventure to the primates in their natural habitat in the jungle along other wildlife encounter.
The species are characterized by their unique features with being relatively smaller than chimpanzee and Gorillas and have an attractive unique Golden color mixed with Silver, rufous-red on the back, cheeks and tail. They are labeled as Endangered by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List. Which live in group between 20-60 individuals each group led by one male adult.
Mgahinga National Park is Uganda’s smallest beautiful national park which was established in 1991 located in the south western part bordering Rwanda and DRC. Golden monkey habituation experience is one of the least visited experience in the park however it’s another sightseeing encounter as you get four hours experience with the primates with these unique monkeys under the guidance of researchers and scientists observing their behaviors.
Their stay in the afro-montane forest which is as a result of the good atmosphere in the jungle with favorable habitat since they mostly occupy the bamboo forest zone and alpine zone
NOTE; Golden monkeys move very fast, if you want to take pictures you need to be very steady on the camera. Habituated golden monkeys are so playful and they are used to human beings. There is no minimum age for a visit. So, if you’re traveling with your children, this is one primate experience they can enjoy with you
How much is golden monkey habituation permit?
Unlike golden monkey trekking which cost $50, Golden monkey habituation experience permits cost USD100 and can be booked at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office or on ground in Magahinga National Park, Safari vacations & travel services ltd will be ready to secure all the required permits for your planned tour without bureaucracy or any form of bias.
Eligibility for the activity
Visitors who would like to undertake golden monkey habituation are limited to a specific number which is 6 and thus the time they spend with the beautiful primate vary from that of tracking whereby you are allowed to spend 4 hours with the primates in their habitats and interact, learn and observe survival of these primates. This can either be done in the morning or afternoon hours. However golden monkey trekking is not limited to the number of people who wish to enjoy their trip alongside tracking these creatures.
Other primate habituation experiences
Gorilla habituation is yet another activity that is being practiced and this is specifically done it Uganda in Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park with Two gorilla families that are undergoing habituation experiment. The process takes a period of 2-3 years and thus this gives visitors a chance to experience how the gentle giants are studied and trained to fit and relate to human beings without being violent, Visitors are then allocated 4 hours with the primates and a minimum number of 4 visitors are allocated to the gorilla family per day upon this memorable experience of a life time.
This is another thrilling experience which is done specifically in Uganda in Kibale forest national park also known as CHEX experience. The experience can be undertaken at any given time of the year and with this you can be able to witness other primates along the trail like Black and White colobus, plenty of Forest birds and other animals
At Safari Vacations & travel services ltd we organize Golden Monkey Habituation/trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. We are highly ranked by our trip advisor and aim at offering great services. Feel free to contact us for your planned dates, months and year so that we can together work for a better trip.