Golden monkey trekking I s entirely done in two distinctive countries that is Uganda and Rwanda. The primates are as well known to be endangered and in Uganda they are only habituated in Mgahinga national park. The rare unique species have been habituated giving an increase to the number of visitors to the park alongside gorilla tracking activity which the most pronounced activity that is done in the region.
Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga is worth going for while in mgahinga national park alongside gorilla tracking whereby the primates occupy the bamboo vegetation which has harbored their co-existence. Habituation process has as well helped them overcome their initial shyness and fear for mankind thus making it possible for visitors and researchers to undergo tracking experience.
The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests There are approximately 3000-4000 golden monkeys in the higher altitudes of the Virunga conservation area of which Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part
Unlike mountain gorillas, the monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor. There is a lot of fun experience with being less exhausted, having a look at their long golden hair, orange mixed black limbs.
How much is golden monkey trekking?
Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga cost $50 and thus you are entitled to spend one hour once you meet the species in their natural setting. The monkeys are playful and will often move across trees thus for anyone who is willing to take good picture you have to be very alert. However you can as well go for habituation process which is worth $100 and get to spend four hours with the primates learning how they survive in the jungle.
How to acquire golden monkey permits.
Permits in Uganda for golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda. Travelers are reminded to book for permits at least 3 months before the trekking date to secure permits and ensure timely planning. We as well advocate for bookings through trusted local tour operators who can smoothen the work of securing the permits. For more details about golden monkey experience safaris, do contact Us.
Tour this park and allow yourself get a glance to explore the beauty of this unique specie of monkeys that can be found in the country.