Golden monkey tracking is one of the most booked tourist activities in Mgahinga gorilla national park after gorilla tracking. There is one habituated golden monkey group in Mgahinga gorilla national park that is open to visitors every day. Trekking the golden monkeys takes about 4-5 hours. At Kigezi Travel Guide, we highly recommend this exciting experience.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the few parks in the Virunga massif that offers golden monkey trekking tours. Other parks with golden monkeys are Virunga National Park in the DR Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Gishwati and Nyungwe forests in Rwanda. Golden Monkey tracking is almost getting traction as the mountains gorillas as more and more tourists are coming to Mgahinga to see the primates.
Golden Monkey Experiential Tourism
Tourists visiting Mgahinga also have a choice to track the golden monkeys that are undergoing a research study. The research is being conducted by Ms Sandra Gray in close collaboration with Uganda Wildlife Authority and Mgahinga Community Development Organization. The tour knowns as "Golden Monkey Experiential Tourism" will take you to the lush forests of Mgahinga where you learn about the behavioral traits of the monkeys such as feeding habits.
Golden monkey trekking in Uganda can be booked as a separate activity or combined with other activities at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These include gorilla trekking, volcano hiking, nature walks, and the Batwa cultural experience.
Please take a look at the sample 3-day gorilla and golden monkey tour below and contact us for bookings or questions.
The 3-day tour is designed for visitors interested in experiencing nature and wildlife both at Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi national park in southwestern Uganda. The highlights for the three day trek are gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in Uganda.
Day 1: Travel by road from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi forest national park
Our representative will pick you up in Kigali and drive to Bwindi forest via the Kyanika Rwanda-Uganda boarder. The trip will take about 4-5hours. Overnight at Rishaga, the southern sector of Bwindi national park.
Day 2: Trek the gorillas at Bwindi national park
This will be the highlight of the 3-day gorilla trek. You will visit the gorillas at Bwindi very early in the morning. The trek will take any where from a few to many hours.
Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi to Mgahinga. Trek the Golden monkeys and transfer to Kigali afterwards
We will drive from Bwindi early morning and head to Mgahinga gorilla national par. This is about 2 hours drive. Embark on golden monkey trekking safari. This trip will take you to trek the golden monkeys, an endemic species of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south western Uganda. The trip will take your through the jungles of Mgahinga National park which consists of bamboo and a variety of indigenous plants like giant lobelia. During the trip, your national park guide will tell you about the history of the national park and the fauna and flora that the park holds. The trek should take about 5 hours. Drive to Kigali immediately after the trek.