Uganda Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari, just like mountain gorillas golden monkeys are also listed as endangered species, golden monkey trekking experience is more like mountain gorilla trekking once them you are only allowed to spend one full hour, golden monkey trek is an exciting adventure which is worth going for while on safari in Uganda and Rwanda, golden monkey is endangered species that are only found in Virunga mountain ranges in Africa Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo, for any interested in trekking golden monkey you can only see them in two national parks of Africa namely Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
So if planning a trip to trek with golden monkeys you don’t have any choice apart from Rwanda and Uganda, golden monkey-like eat bamboo shoots so they live in the bamboo forest zone, unlike gorillas golden monkey groups/families are called troops.
Uganda has two habituated golden monkey troops in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda also has one habituated golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park, and DR-Congo also has golden monkeys in Virunga National Park but not habituated so currently it’s not possible to trek them in Congo.
In a similar way to gorilla trekking, tourists and other visitors who trek golden monkeys are required to purchase trekking permits which allow you to access the park and also include ranger guide fees, In Uganda golden monkey trekking permit cost $90 per person in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, while in Rwanda golden monkey permit price is at$100 per person in Volcanoes National Park, the biggest population of golden monkeys are found in Uganda which means more trekking permits on daily bases.
Unlike mountain trekking Golden monkey trekking has no age limit where the age limit is at 15 years and above, those planning Uganda Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari can be booked through a local tour company like us Kisoro Tours Uganda or directly from Uganda wildlife Authority or Rwanda development board, through those government agency’s you can as well book and pay for your permit which is the first step to golden monkey trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda.
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