How much is a golden monkey trekking permit? This is one of the most asked questions by travelers who would love to have a memorable moment to spend time with the unique colored monkey species with a golden-orange patch on the upper flanks and back. They are found in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in north-west Rwanda, Virunga, and Kahuzi-Biéga in the eastern DR Congo. Mgahinga National Park lies in the Virunga ranges in southwestern Uganda and is home to many primates including gorillas and golden monkeys where they co-exist in the forest and are habituated.
With an estimated number of 4,000 Golden Monkey primates in Mgahinga, the primates move in a social group of 30 per family. This, therefore, require extra attention while on the trek for good photographs as these primates are too playful and keep on hanging from tree to tree. This experience is limited to children who are below 12 years unlike Gorilla trekking which is 15 years thus parents with children in this category can enjoy the experience together.
Golden monkey permits to trek habituated golden monkey families in Mgahinga National Park are booked through Uganda Wildlife Authority at a cost of $100 per person per trek, including Park entry fees services of a Ranger guide, and spending more than one hour with habituated Golden monkeys and $50 to spend one hour with habituated Golden monkeys, tracking permits can be booked in advance or on the ground since there is no limit on the people to trek them.
Mgahinga accommodations range from budget to luxury accommodation with several accommodations suitable for all tourist’s budget and taste upon your destination to track the Nyakagezi gorilla family, for bird watching, golden monkey tracking, and game viewing,
The best time to trek the golden monkeys is in the morning and evening hours all year round thus be rested assured that meeting the endangered primates on your trek. Safari Vacations & Travel Services organizes tours to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where Silver meets Gold and to other National Parks in Uganda and Rwanda for wildlife, Nature, and primate safari. Book with us and our standby travel consultants will be ready to provide you with relevant and accurate feedback upon your request.