The frequent inquiries on Golden Monkey Trekking.
Rwanda, being a primate country harbors the rare mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, baboons and monkeys. Golden monkeys is one of the most sought for primate species are the rare and exclusive golden monkeys which can only be trekked in Uganda and Rwanda. In other words, its where these primates can be seen in their natural habitats.
Virunga Mountains in Rwanda and Volcanoes National park of Rwanda are the perfect places to go for golden monkey trekking. You can combine this rewarding activity with other activities like gorilla trekking, bird watching or mountain climbing cave exploration and so much more to your itinerary. Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park also provides a scenic view of the playful and lovely species.
What are the requirements for a successful golden monkey safari?
To go for a successful golden monkey trekking, one requires to be having a golden monkey permit, book accommodation and transport to and from Virunga Mountains in Rwanda or Volcanoes National park. As discussed earlier, those are the only places in Rwanda where golden monkeys exists. The Tourists should Contact Adventure in the Wild Safaris for information regarding trekking the golden monkeys and bookings.
What are the costs of golden monkey permits in Rwanda?
For one to be allowed to trek the golden monkeys in Uganda or Rwanda, you need to acquire a gorilla trekking permit. The tourist has to contact Adventure in the Wild Safaris and has to secure his or her permit with the Rwanda Wildlife Authority OTRPN( Volcanoes national park). A golden monkey permit for Mgahinga national park costs USD60.00 in uganda while it is USD 100.00 for Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National park of Rwanda starts at 8:00 and you are grouped and given a guide and an armed guard to trek into the bamboo forest. Book with us and we shall book your golden monkey trekking permit if only you book an exclusive tour with us.
What are the golden monkey habituation experience in Rwanda?
Golden monkey habituation is an act of training the primates to get used to human presence. The experience costs USD 100.00 (2019-20) in Virunga Mountains in Rwanda and Volcanoes National park of Rwanda and the permit can be booked from the head office of Rwanda Wildlife Authority in Kigali,Rwanda. This experience does not involve only seeing the golden monkeys but also getting involved in activities geared towards making the primates get used to human beings. Contact us for more information regarding golden monkey trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.The frequent inquiries on Golden Monkey Trekking are; when to visit, minimum age for golden monkey trekking, best time to visit, what to pack for the activity and so much more about golden monkey trekking.
What one should add on a golden monkey trekking safari.
Trekking the golden monkeys mostly take half a day so you may choose to add on some activities on your itinerary. For example you can visit the Batwa pygmies and enjoy their cultural in Mgahinga national park. The Batwa walk is so rewarding as you will get to know the history of the pygmies. They once lived in the thick forests of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga national park before they were evicted out by the Government of Uganda so as to declare the forests as national parks. The walk will show you how they used to stay, live and gather fruits as well as showing off their culture. The Batwa experience is highly recommended to our visitors.
You can also add on a gorilla trekking activity to your golden monkey safari. The experience requires a gorilla trekking permit which costs USD700.00 in Uganda and USD 1600.00 in Rwanda per person per experience. Gorilla trekking takes from one to eight hours depending on the location of the gorillas that day and you are given one hour to observe and take pictures of these shy apes before trekking back to the lodge. Please contact Adventure in the Wild Safaris for more details on gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.