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Primate trekking in Rwanda takes you to a number of primates in Rwanda like gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys, but they have been given more attention by researchers and by Visitors to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda who love tracking them.
Golden monkeys are small in size around 15 Kilos, get their name from the long golden hair on their backs, and move around the bamboo forest like they are court jesters.
They have been declared an endangered species and even protected their number seems to be declining.
Golden Monkey Trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda takes a bit of effort but is a lot easier than Gorilla Trekking and you will enjoy your Time with the charismatic Monkeys of Uganda and Rwanda.
Golden Monkey are simply attractive looking primates with color, their playful ways, and since these have been habituated – they are used to Humans and do not scamper off as you arrive – a bit of advice is in picture-taking – they move rather quickly and you will need to set your camera on fast shutter speed and due to the bamboo forest on a low light setting.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

Primate trekking in Rwanda exposes you to these cousins to humans that can be found and tracked in Nyungwe National Forest. A beautiful guided hike through the forest will lead you to these fascinating creatures where you can watch them play and interact up close.

Chimpanzee tracking can be done year-round in Nyungwe Forest, rain or shine, and while it is never guaranteed that you will see them, sightings are very common and guides are skillful in tracking them. The experience differs from gorilla tracking as the chimps are running around, so the sightings are a bit more sporadic and rushed, but worthwhile nonetheless.

There are three reception centers for Nyungwe National Park in Kitabi, Uwinka and Gisakura where tourists may meet their guides. Vehicles are not provided so it is best to arrange transportation ahead of time.

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Primate trekking in Rwanda takes you for the gorilla trekking adventure, you need $1500 to help you secure a permit that gets you a chance to track one of the 10 habituated families in Volcanoes National Park in a group of 8 visitors. A gorilla permit is a must to have tool when it comes to this exceptional experience and remarkably, it is what gets you the 1 hour of a magical encounter with these special creatures while they are in their natural habitat. To book one, get in touch with a reliable and trustworthy ground tour operator or contact reservationist at Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
To get Volcanoes National Park while on primate trekking in Rwanda safari, you need 2 to 3 hours to drive from Kigali and a 4 wheel drive safari car is more preferable. This means that this is the most accessible gorilla destination and amazingly, even visitors with limited time have realized their dreams. Gorilla treks in Volcanoes National Park kick start with a briefing at its headquarters at Kinigi.

Golden Monkey Trekking

Primate trekking in Rwanda takes you to another rare primate species, Golden Monkeys have been given more attention by researchers and by Visitors to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda who love tracking them.
Golden monkeys are small in size around 15 Kilos, get their name from the long golden hair on their backs, and move around the bamboo forest like they are court jesters.
They have been declared an endangered species and even protected their number seems to be declining.
Golden Monkey Trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda takes a bit of effort but is a lot easier than Gorilla Trekking and you will enjoy your Time with the charismatic Monkeys of Uganda and Rwanda.
Golden Monkeys are simply attractive looking primates with color, their playful ways, and since these have been habituated – they are used to Humans and do not scamper off as you arrive – a bit of advice is in picture-taking – they move rather quickly and you will need to set your camera on fast shutter speed and due to the bamboo forest on a low light setting.

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