Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is among the most memorable activities that you can choose to participate in for an amazing Rwanda safari. The golden monkeys are among the top tourist attractions that tourists can get to see when you visit volcanoes national park where you can find the golden monkeys. Volcanoes national park was much famous for gorilla trekking with a number of travelers that visit the country in order to see the endangered mountain gorillas to understand the behavior of the primates in the wild, but with the increased number of the golden monkeys and the fact that they can only endemic to the Albertine rift, it has attracted a number of tourists to visit the park in order to participate in golden monkey trekking and this has enabled people to understand more about the primate species in the world.

Where to get the golden monkey trekking permits

For tourists interested in taking part in golden monkey trekking, they can obtain a golden monkey trekking permit from a trusted tour company or from the Rwanda tourism board the tourism board for the country which will give you access to the primate species in the wild. The golden monkey trekking permit will give you access to a guide who will offer all the relevant information about the primates and in case you have any queries about the species the guide will be there to offer help, the guide will also take you through the safest trails in the park which were you will not encounter vicious animals that may make cause accidents. The permit will also give you access to an armed ranger who will protect you against any vicious animals in case of any vicious animal attacks however with the knowledgeable guide, you will be taken through the safest trails which makes encountering vicious animals quite difficult but just in case of anything, the ranger will be there to protect you.

Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda
Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

What involves in golden monkey trekking

After you’ve obtained your golden monkey trekking permit in Rwanda you will make way to volcanoes national park where you will take part in the activity. Before you participate in the activity, you will take part in the briefing sessions where you will be briefed on the rules and regulation in the park for instance no littering, avoiding feeding the primates, avoiding getting close to the primates, avoiding taking pictures of the primates using flash mode because they might attack you and with this it will help to avoid a number of accidents in the park.

After the briefing session, you will make your way to the habituated golden monkey troops in the park to observe the behaviour of the primates in their wild setting. Tourists will access the troops along the slopes of the Virunga mountains in Rwanda namely mount gahinga, mount bisoke, mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo and mount karisimbi that will enable you to see a number of attractions like the different monkey species like Mona monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, dent’ s monkey and many other attractions. When you get to the habituated golden monkey trekking troops in the park you will have the chance to observe their different behaviours in the wild like how they co-exist with one another, you will also get to observe the adult females in the group taking care of the young ones, breastfeeding them, you will see how they construct their nests for overnight stay and if you’re lucky enough you will see the females and the males mating because they can mate at any given time of the year among other interesting features of the primates.

What involves in Golden monkey trekking

Other activities that you can take part in volcanoes national park aside from golden monkey trekking in Rwanda include hiking the Virunga mountains that will give you rewarding views of the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo , you will also get to see the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda, you can also see a number of bird species like; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and other interesting bird species all to thrill while on Rwanda Safaris Tours

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