Golden Monkeys live in the Virunga Massif, the Virunga Volcanoes, the Mountains that cook which are found in 3 Countries, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The largest concentration of them in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Golden Monkey Trekking Uganda is a fun activity one can ever do in the wild. It is a very simple activity that does not exhaust a person. It is not as exhausting as is Gorilla because golden Monkeys do not move around to build new nests each day. They play with in the same area so it is very easy to see them.
The Golden monkey is an endemic specie of the Albertine Rift, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the only park in Uganda offers a rare chance to do a golden monkey trekking safari in Uganda. These prominent creatures live in high in the dense bamboo forests on the Gahinga trail.
Golden Monkeys were tracked first in Uganda in Mgahinga Gorilla Park which is located near other points of attraction such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda.
Mgahinga National Park Uganda is close to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park near Rushaga and Nkuringo areas. This means that tourists on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris can easily add on Golden Monkey Tracking Uganda in the park.
Uganda’s Golden Monkeys are beautiful to look at because they have various colors, including long golden hair with orange mixed into it along with its black limbs. Their playful manner is just amazing for you to look at.
Golden Monkey Trekking in Uganda begins at 8 am in the morning with an orientation from the rangers and then it is up into the forest along what is referred to as the Gahinga Trail. Tourists interested in more time with the Golden Monkey choose to do the golden monkey habituation experience.
When you get into the presence of the Golden Monkeys you will know it, the forest comes alive with monkeys everywhere, even jumping over you, the flurry of Monkey activities will be amazing.
We advise our tourists to carry packed lunch or a daypack, a large bottle of Rwenzori Water, binoculars if you enjoy birding, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, hat, rain jacket, hiking boots, and maybe a walking stick.
The Golden Monkey Habituation experience begins with your orientation and then you are of with your Uganda Wildlife Authority Guide up into the bamboo forest where you join researchers and trackers that are habituating a group of about 100.
A bit of advice is in picture-taking because they move quickly and you will need to set your camera on fast shutter speed and due to the bamboo forest on a low light setting.