Golden Monkey Trekking Rwanda
Golden monkey trekking Rwanda is majorly done in one of Rwanda’s prime National Parks Volcanoes national park . This trek stars early in the morning at 7:00 am just like gorilla trekking. Golden Monkeys are among the animals listed under the endangered species in the whole world, in Rwanda we have two habituated golden monkey troops that are available for visiting by tourists in the park, both of which make about 80 members.
Golden monkeys reside in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the forest in Volcanoes National Park. The process of habituation helps golden Monkeys to overcome their shyness and they are able to accept the daily visits by researchers and tourists. Golden monkey trekking and gorilla trekking have alot in common because they are both done in small groups of not more than eight people, and you can spend only one hour with the monkeys once you find them which is the same case for gorillas. The golden Monkeys are very active creatures, they keep jumping from one tree to another which is really interesting and a little difficult to photograph but rather record in a video to keep for your memories.
Golden Monkey Trekking Rwanda Permit & Costs
The golden monkey trekking is worth going for while on your safari in Rwanda and if you’re interested in wildlife, this would be a good experience not to be missed!. Besides Volcanoes national park, Golden Monkeys also reside in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro district, south western Uganda which is close to Rwanda.
How much is a golden monkey permit in Rwanda?
Like it was earlier mentioned, mountain gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking are similar activities and therefore both require trekking permits. Fortunately, golden monkey permits are cheaper compared to gorilla trekking permits costing $100 per person in both Uganda and Rwanda. Golden Monkey trekking Permits can be bought from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Uganda.Travelers are reminded to book for permits at least 3 months before the trekking date to secure permits and ensure timely planning. The cost of a golden monkey permit involves park entry fees, ranger fee and government taxes.
How long does it take to reach golden monkeys?
The time to spend in the jungle is not specific. It can be as short as 30 minutes to several hours depending on the speed of movement for the monkeys. However, golden monkeys do not go into higher altitudes like gorillas hence sparing travelers several hours of hiking.