Golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga gorilla national park
Golden monkey trekking safaris can be taken only in 3 national parks found in East and Central Africa which include Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Uganda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Golden monkey trekking is a unique activity offering unique experiences to travelers. The primates feature striking colors involving the black and orange patch that are on their flanks. Golden monkeys stay in groups of around sixty individual’s majority living in bamboo forests because of their nature of feeding in bamboo leaves and fruits.
Golden monkeys are rare in Uganda because they are the most endangered species in Uganda and Africa in general. However, visitors to Uganda will have a chance to trek these golden species. Golden monkeys in Uganda are only found in Mgahinga Gorilla National park which is situated in the Southwestern park of Uganda. Visitors can book for golden monkey trekking safaris in Uganda though the safaris are not common compared to gorilla safari or chimpanzee trekking safaris.
Like any other primate, before you trek golden monkeys you will need a trekking permit which you can obtain from Uganda Wildlife Authority. The Golden monkey trekking permit costs cheaper compared to the prices for chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking safaris. The cost of a gorilla trekking permit goes as low as 50 united states dollars for foreign none residents and this applies to even the foreign residents while the Ugandan residents and those from the East African community will pay Uganda shillings 20,000.
While trekking to golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National park, visitors will get a chance to see other primates such as baboons, monkeys, and others. While on your golden monkey trekking trail, you may be lucky and encounter the endangered mountain gorillas and therefore you can secure your golden monkey trekking permit in Uganda for your memorable experience.
Tracking golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park starts early in the morning with a briefing of the does and the dont’s and then after with the company of rangers and trackers you will traverse the forests onlook of the golden monkeys and once you have spotted them you will spend only one hour while seeing them and knowing best how they feed and behave. Trekking gorillas is not as strenuous as trekking gorillas but you need to do serious hiking to look for them because they don’t leave footmarks behind. You can book with Vibrant Holiday safaris to a better golden monkey tracking safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.