Golden Monkey Tracking takes place in the Virunga area, specifically in Volcanoes national park Rwanda and in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. Tracking golden monkey in both national parks starts at the same time just like that of gorillas. These rare species are also listed as endangered and Volcanoes national park currently has two habituated golden monkey troops that are available for visiting by tourists in the park. Both of which make about 80 members.
Golden monkeys in Rwanda live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.
Trekking golden monkeys and gorillas is a similar experience – in a small group of more than eight people but no more than 13, and you can spend one hour with the monkeys once you find them.
They are very active creatures, and jump from tree to tree which is really interesting and a little difficult to photograph as they are also habituated to human presence.
The golden monkey trek is worth going for while in Volcanoes National Park and and Mgahinga gorilla national park if you’re interested in wildlife, this is a rare and delightful experience not to be missed!
Golden monkey live in the bamboo forest, they feed on bamboo shoots. watching and photographing monkeys, you must be so fast as they jump between trees and there playing is so fast unlike peaceful gorillas. They live together in a group called troop, which is comprised of many individuals of different sizes.
Golden monkey tracking is spacial for primate lovers and is one of the easiest activity in the park compared to gorilla trekking and other hiking experiences. The preparation for this tracking and dressing code is the same as gorilla as trails sometimes becomes muddy and slippery.