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TRACKING GOLDEN MONKEYS IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is situated in the South-western Uganda bordering Rwanda and Congo at a high altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. It is Uganda’s smallest National Game Park commonly known for Gorilla Trekking safaris, but also Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the most popular activities on a Uganda Safari tour.

Golden Monkey Tracking

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There is a family of golden monkeys habituated by Uganda Wildlife Authority available for tracking in the forests of Mgahinga. Tourists can now track Golden monkeys and stay with these amazing primates for a period of up to 4 hours depending on where these gold coated primates would have nested the previous night and the distance from the starting point.

The amazing experience of Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga gorilla National Park starts with a briefing from the park rangers very early morning at the park headquarters and trekkers are allocated different groups for the tracking which normally begins at round 8:00am. The Golden Monkeys are easier to spot as compared to the Mountain Gorillas also finding home in this very game park considering that they tend to climb up in bamboo side of the forest which is not far from the base since they enjoy eating the young bamboo shoots and often move in large numbers.

A Golden Monkey tracking permit in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park costs US$100 and this is inclusive of park entry fees. With a maximum number of 8 people only allowed to track a golden monkey family per day. Bookings for Golden Monkey Tracking experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be done through a tour operator, and at the headquarters and the national game park offices in Kisoro and Ntebeko.

What is need for Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

  • Hiking boots
  • Long sleeved shirts, trousers
  • Walking stick, provided at from the briefing point
  • Insect Repellent
  • Packed Lunch
  • Drinking Water
  • A porter to provide extra support, these will also be present at the briefing point