GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING UGANDA
GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING IN UGANDA
In Uganda, Golden money trekking is conducted in Mgahinga National Park. Mgahinga National Park is located in far south western Uganda- it is known to be home for mountain Gorillas with one Gorilla group/ family known as Nyakagezi group.
Golden Monkey trekking starts in the morning after briefing which starts at 7:30Am and end at 8:00am. Thereafter, Golden monkey trekkers are led by the ranger guides to search for them in their natural environment. Mgahinga National park is composed of tropical and bamboo forests where golden monkeys are found.
Unlike Gorillas, Golden monkeys are easily found and their trekking is not as much strenuous as for Gorillas. Therefore, clients can do Golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park and then departure on the same day – for this case, clients are advised to fly out through Kigali International Airport which is 3-4hours drive from Mgahinga National park.
Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga is amazing since you are also rewarded the view of themighty Gahinga Volcano. It’s the rangers’ responsibility to offer informative and enjoyable Golden Monkey trekking.
GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING IN RWANDA
Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is conducted in Volcanoes National park. It is the second thought for activity in Rwanda after Gorilla trekking. Volcanoes National park is situated in northern region of Rwanda – approximately 2-3hours drive.Golden monkey trekking is among the shortest safaris and can be done in one day!!
1 day Golden monkey trekking safari itinerary
At around 4:30am, our safari guide meet you at your Hotel in Kigali – transfer to Volcanoes National park. Meet fellow trekkers at Kinigi headquarters – be briefed and then move to trekking Golden Monkey trekking. Golden monkey trekking approximately 3-5 hours and you are given only one hour charting, studying and photographing. Return for lunch and then transfer back to Kigali to fly out.
The current cost for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is US$ 100 per person
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Similarities between Golden monkey trekking in Uganda and Rwanda
In Uganda and Rwanda, both experiences are second thought after Gorilla trekking.
In both countries, golden monkey trekking currently cost US$ 100 per person per trek.
In both countries, golden Monkeys co- exists with Mountain Gorillas. Uganda’s Mgahinga national park hosts one Gorilla group while Rwanda’s volcanoes national park hosts ten Gorilla families.
Golden monkey trekking is done in mountainous region.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING IN UGANDA AND RWANDA
In Volcanoes National park, Golden monkey trekking takes place in bamboo forests while in Uganda, they are found in tropical forests.
In volcanoes National park, Golden monkeys co-exist with ten habituated mountain gorillas while in Mgahinga National park, there is only one habituate gorilla group known as Nyakagezi.
In Rwanda, Golden monkey trekking can be done in one day (2.5hours drive from Kigali to volcanoes National park) while in Uganda, it can minimally be done in two days.
Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is more popular than in Uganda. This is because; Rwanda has put much emphasis on marketing their potentials/ tourist attractions.
GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING RULES AND REGULATIONS
A distance of 7 metres should be left between trekkers and Golden monkeys.
Flash cameras are not recommended- this is because, light from flash camera and scare golden monkeys and they take off to far areas.
A maximum of 1 hour is allowed to stay with Golden monkeys. Use one hour to take photos, observe and study Golden Monkeys’ behaviors.
Dumping rubbish in the park is strictly prohibited.
Trekkers are given one hour to stay with Golden monkeys
Keep silent at the meeting of golden monkeys.