Rwanda Golden monkey trekking - volcanoes national park
Rwanda Golden monkey trekking, the volcanoes national park is a home to other primates, and the more common one is the golden monkeys and these can be found in two other countries namely; Uganda for and the democratic republic of Congo and they are endemic to the Virunga region. volcanoes national park rwanda hiking is a great opportunity golden monkey trekking Rwanda.
Apart from trekking gorillas in Rwanda, the golden monkey trek Rwanda has become iconic activity done at volcanoes national park, rwanda golden monkey trekking cost is cheaper compared to gorilla trekking thus we recommend Rwanda budget travellers to opt for golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park.
The golden monkey is a subspecies of the Sykes monkey which is also known as the blue monkey which tend to live in big groups up to 60 individuals in a family and they can easily be differentiated by the bright orange fur spread out all over their bodies. These monkeys feed on fruits, bamboo shoots and small insects and also spend their time swinging from one tree branch to another. golden monkeys in volcanoes national park Rwanda are listed as an endangered species on the international union of conservation of nature like the endangered mountain gorillas, whose numbers are estimated to be around 1,000 only left in the world. Golden monkeys facts about 5,000 individuals left in the entire world living and existing in the Virunga ranges.
Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda
Trekking golden monkeys in Rwanda is equally a great choice and option as the activity is fully developed for tourists to partake in. Rwandan government and the volcanoes national park are well organized and the country is secure making you not worry about the activity. Rwanda golden monkey trekking has no age limit, meaning anyone can engage in Rwanda golden monkey’s compared to the Rwanda gorilla trekking tours.
Golden monkey trekking is a full day activity that starts as early as 7:30am with a morning briefing done at the volcanoes national park offices on about what to expect from the trek and expected code of conduct while in the forest. Tourists with extra luggage have a chance to hire a porter at an extra cost in order to hike in peace and freely.
Rwanda golden monkey trekking is faster since tourists meet the monkeys in short time in the forest of the golden monkeys compared to chimpanzees trekking uganda and mountain gorillas (gorilla trekking in rwanda vs uganda) To track the golden monkeys in Rwanda is by spotting fresh leftovers of the bamboo shoots and when you meet them, you will notice them swinging from one tree branch to another. These golden monkeys in volcanoes national park are habituated, meaning there will be less frightening to human presence and you will enjoy them.
Rwanda golden monkey trekking prices
The golden monkey permit in volcanoes national park Rwanda goes for 90$ per person and per trek for foreign non-residents gives you an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the golden monkeys in volcanoes national park. Owning golden monkey permits in Rwanda can be done directly by booking them through Rwanda’s development board or through a trusted tour operator in Rwanda. Chances of seeing golden monkeys in volcanoes national park is 98% in their natural environment.
Best time for golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park.
Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park can be carried out all year round although the best time is during the dry season also called the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less rainfall in the park therefore the trekking rails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when rails are muddy.