Volcanoes National Park goes beyond Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris. Perched on the slopes of the Volcanoes, the Volcanoes National Park is a home to the endangered golden monkeys which have been habituated to form a ground for golden monkey tracking in Rwanda.
monkeys can be considered as one of the highlights of park and
scientifically referred to as Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti, the golden
monkeys dwell in the high altitude landscapes of forested hills of
Volcanoes National Park that is always visited by travelers on safaris in Rwanda.
Known to be sub species of Sykes Monkey also referred to as the Blue
Monkey, the golden monkeys are believed to thriving only in the high
slopes of the Virunga massif on a world scale and being among the rare
specs, they have been listed as endangered. It is such a life time
encounter viewing these impressive species as they leap from the
branches of the bamboo by Rwanda safari undertakers on leisure and research.
Volcanoes National Park contains two (2) habituated gorilla families
where by one contains about 80 – 100 members residing on the foot hills
of Sabyinyo Mountain where it is explored by travelers on Rwanda safaris and tours. The trek to explore the golden Monkeys commence in the morning just like the mountain gorillas.
The trekkers are given the opportunity to view the golden monkeys for
one complete hour. Unlike the mountain gorillas, the number of
participants for the day’s golden monkey tracking encounter in not
limited. The encounter starts at Kinigi Park headquarters at 7:00am and
one is required to secure a golden monkey permit at $100 per permit per
person. The golden monkey tracking permit can be secured way back in
advance or can be acquired at the Volcanoes Park headquarters on the
morning of the golden tracking encounter. Travelers interested in porter
services can also secure them at the park headquarters.
Monkeys are entertaining creatures and present nice views as they leap
from one branch to the other making it difficult to take settled
pictures. Thus, most of the travelers opt for fast shutter speed for
their cameras in order to get the golden monkeys on film and also allow
for the low light in the dense undergrowth. The golden monkey has
presented a perfect supplement for a second night in the Volcanoes
National Park for travelers on safari in Rwanda.
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