Golden Monkey Trekking In Uganda

Golden Monkey Trekking In Uganda

Golden Monkey Trekking In Uganda.

Golden monkey trekking safari is a delightful and thrilling activity to do in Uganda, and it’s one of the main things you shouldn’t miss on your safari there. Mgahinga gorilla national park is where golden monkey trekking safari takes place. It is the smallest protected area and is in the southwest, in Kisoro district. The safari activity involves walking on foot through the tropical rainforest to find the habituated golden monkeys and then spending an hour with them in their natural environment once spotted.

Golden monkey trekking experience in Uganda

Golden monkey Trekking safari experience is an active activity that starts early in the morning at the park offices with a briefing about the rules, regulations, and what to expect. After the briefing, you’ll start trekking through the jungle, following trails made by bamboo shoots and leaves that have been left behind. Golden monkey Trekking safari takes about 30 minutes to three hours, based on where they are. This is because they like to move around in search of food, which means they are in different places at different times. During trekking, you’ll be able to see L’Hoest’s monkeys, bird species, and plants, among other things. Once you find the golden monkeys, you’ll be able to spend an hour with them in their natural habitat, where you can learn about their habits, watch them go about their daily lives, take photos, and record videos of the moment.

Mgahinga gorilla national park additionally provides golden monkey habituation experience and intrepid safari activity where the golden monkeys are trained to get used to human presence for trekking. The golden monkey habituation experience is run by a group of researchers, scientists, park guards, and guides, and it gives visitors the chance to spend four hours with the golden monkeys.

Cost of a golden monkey trekking permit in Uganda.

A golden monkey trekking permit is a legal card that is given out to any visitor above the age of 15 years permitting him or her to visit the habituated golden monkeys in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Golden monkey trekking permit is provided by Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge tourism and it costs 60 USD per person for foreign nonresidents, 60 USD per person for foreign residents and 40,000 UGX per person for East African citizens. A golden monkey habituation permit in Uganda costs 100 USD per person for foreign nonresidents, 100 USD per person for foreign residents and 100,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.

How to book a golden monkey trekking permit in Uganda.

You can book a golden monkey trekking permit in Uganda directly through the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) by calling or emailing the head offices in Kampala. Golden monkey trekking permits in Uganda can also be booked through a tour operator like us, by contacting us with the dates when you want to visit the golden monkeys. After you call us, we’ll check to see if there are any permits left, and if there are, you’ll be asked to put down a deposit. As soon as we get the money, we’ll buy the golden monkey trekking permit for you and give you a scanned copy of the receipt as proof.

Best time to go for golden monkey trekking in Uganda.

Golden monkey trekking safari can be done at any time of the year, but the best time is during the dry season, which is June, July, August, September, December, January, and February. This is also called the high season. During the dry season, the park gets less rain, so the golden monkey trekking trails will be dry and easy to navigate. There will also be less vegetation, so you can see the golden monkeys and other animals clearly.

golden monkey trekking in Uganda

Where to stay in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

During your golden monkey trekking safari, you can stay in one of the many places in Mgahinga gorilla national park. The accommodations include luxury, midrange and budget including Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mount Gahinga Rest Camp, Mucha Hotel, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Montana Guest House, Muhabura Motel among others.

How to get to Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda and can be accessed by both road and air transport means.

When people take the road option, they drive from Kampala to Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, and Kisoro, and then to the park offices. The whole journey takes about 9 to 10 hours.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can also be reached from Kigali, Rwanda. Visitors will fly to Kigali International Airport and then drive about 4 to 5 hours to the park offices via Cyanika border.

Air option: You can also get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park by booking a flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Kisoro Airstrip. From there, you can take a road to get to the park offices which is the quickest way to access the park.

You can combine golden monkey trekking safari with gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park or wildlife watching in Queen Elizabeth national park, which will make your safari intriguing with unforgettable memories.

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