Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga Uganda – Gorilla and Golden monkey tracking safaris from Kigali Rwanda – Budget Uganda safaris
Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga National Park – Golden monkeys resides in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park – tourists who would like to trek the golden monkeys, will have to travel to south western Uganda where gold meets silver to give you a magical memory of a safari experience.
How to get to Mgahinga National Park?
- BY AIR
Travelers intending to travel to Mgahinga gorilla national park for golden monkey experience can fly from Entebbe to the nearby kisoro airstrip which is 30-40 minutes’ drive
- BY ROAD
Mgahinga gorilla national park can be accessed from Kigali in Rwanda or from Entebbe in Uganda
Its 4 HR drive from Kigali mean while it’s a 10 hour drive from Entebbe or Kampala
Staying with golden monkey in Mgahinga National Park
Like Gorilla Tracking, Golden Monkey trekking is a one hour activity. Once you have found the Golden monkeys, you will be allowed just one hour to observe their behavior, take photographs and then return back to your lodge.
Maximum number of people to trek golden monkeys in Mgahinga National park
Unlike Gorilla tracking that requires a maximum of eight people per Gorilla family, there is no limitation on the number of people for a given Golden monkey family/Community. A family of Golden monkeys can thus be trekked by as many people as present on any trekking day in either Volcanoes National Park Rwanda or Mgahinga National Park Uganda.
Golden monkey tracking permits
Another Golden monkey trekking FAQ is the price of a permit. In Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park), a Golden monkey permit costs USD100per person per trek, including Park entry fees services of a Ranger guide, and spending one hour with habituated Golden monkeys. And USD60 in Uganda (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park). This excludes, Park entry fees but it includes services of a Ranger guide, and spending one hour with habituated Golden monkeys. Golden monkey permits can be booked in advance or on ground since there is no limit on the people to trek them. Age limit for those interested in trekking Golden monkeys is 12 years much as it is not as strict as Gorilla trekking. Great Adventures Uganda organizes tours and holidays to see Golden Monkeys in Uganda and Rwanda and for those interested do not hesitate to contact Great Adventure Safaris.
What to pack
Being a rain forest and a mountainous terrain trekkers are advised to wear hut, long sleeved shirts, long paints, bag pack, gloves, drinking water and pair of binoculars.
How difficulty is golden monkey tracking in Mgahnga National Park
Its location at the foothills of MT Mgahinga which is approximately 3500 meters above sea level may require a fair level of fitness to do this activity.