Golden monkey Trekking in Rwanda is another much loved highlight for any adventure lover that takes on a Safari in Rwanda. This amazing safari activity is conducted in the Volcanoes National Park. Golden monkeys are seen within the forests on rather a higher altitude of the forest canopy and are an unusual species listed among the world’s most endangered species.
They are playful, inquisitive
and spend most of their time jumping from one bamboo branch to another.
These monkey species have over time overcome shyness and now are not
interrupted by daily visits by researchers and tourists. Volcanoes
National Park has 2 Golden Monkey habituated groups and one of the
groups has between 80-100 members and this group has established its
home at the bottom of Mountain Sabinyo.
Just like mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda,
the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) offers golden monkey treks in
volcanoes national park that run daily, beginning early in the morning
at 7:00am at the park headquarters in Kinigi from where visitors depart
within the company of park ranger guides. There is no limited number for
visitors who go for this activity however visitors are allowed to spend
only one hour with the golden monkeys. Each trekker is required to have
a Golden Monkey Trekking Permit and permits costs $100 per individual.
The Permits can be booked earlier through your travel agents or even
bought at the park headquarters on the day of trekking.
Monkeys are active creatures, always jumping from a tree to another and
they are a bit challenging to take photographs. However, all you need is
to set your camera shutter-speed fast for better photographs.
case you are interested in trekking golden monkeys, please contact prime
safaris and tours limited so that we can organize a nice itinerary for
you and also book a golden monkey tracking permit for you.
While trekking the golden monkeys at Volcanoes national Park, one should not worry about where to stay because Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours
can arrange and book for tourists accommodation places in the various
nearby lodges and hotels suitable for relaxation and overnight. Some of
these accommodations places are; Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Hotel La
Palme and Muhabura Hotel Camping. These unique hotels and lodges have
stunning scenery around them and they provide world class accommodation
facilities and services which make the visitor’s stay more interesting
and enjoy full while in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills.
uniqueness of tracking these species in volcanoes national park is that
these species are active creatures and they keep jumping from one tree
to another which is really very experiential to everyone who spares time
to trek these special primates. The golden monkey treks in the famous
volcanoes national park is a must do activity to every tourist planning
for safaris in Rwanda. Golden monkey trekking offers
pleasurable experience which no visitor interested in wildlife watching
should miss while on his gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda.