Besides tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park, rare golden monkeys have been sighted in the magnificent Virunga Mountains for quite a long time. Golden monkey trekking is one of the most done activities within the Volcanoes National Park alongside gorilla trekking, however, golden monkey tracking is not as hectic as gorilla tracking and you will be through in just a few hours if not one. The golden monkeys are a few fascinating creatures that are worth tracking while on safari in Rwanda, a glimpse of these creatures is considered to be a wonderful lifetime experience. They are largely found within the Great Virunga Mountains ranges of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. There are several large groups of Golden Monkeys that have been habituated for visitors, to see them flit about in the bamboo forest regions of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Where to find Golden Monkey in Volcanoes National Park

Golden monkeys in Rwanda live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists. These rare species are also listed as endangered – and Volcanoes national park currently has two habituated golden monkeys’ troops that are available for visiting by tourists in the park, both of which make about 80 members. The trekking adventure begins at 7:00am local time. For lifetime experiences with these striking creatures, permits can be purchased at $100 per visitor.

How long is Trekking activity in Volcanoes National Park

The trek can last up to four hours with only one hour of face-to-face encounter with the primates, to observe their social life, such as feeding, grooming, and mating if you’re lucky. Like mountain gorilla trekking packing list, if you are interested in this tremendous adventure, you will need to come with long trousers, long sleeved shirt or T-shirt, hat, light rain jacket or poncho, waterproof hiking boots but should be light weight for you to hike, waterproof daypack, energy giving snacks, a bottle of drinking water, camera, insect repellent, first aid kit, walking stick (this can be got from the park headquarters) and many others

For any inquiry regarding golden monkey trekking in Rwanda, do not hesitate to contact Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris or Beyond Kigali City Tours they will design a trip around you, to match your interests, tastes and budget, and created with an absolute commitment to quality.