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In East Africa, golden monkeys reside in Uganda and Rwanda and if one wants to trek them, he/she will have to go to Mgahinga National Park in Uganda or Volcanoes National Park where gold meets silver to give you an everlasting safari experience. In this issue, we will illustrate golden monkey trekking FAQ so that those interested in trekking them can get an idea of what to expect.

More about golden monkey trekking FAQ

One of golden monkey trekking FAQ is at what time does golden monkey trekking start? Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park begins at 7:00am just like gorilla trekking and in Uganda, it starts at 8:00am. One is supposed to be at the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with golden monkeys and thereafter, they trek into the forest to look for them.

How long does one stay with golden monkeys?

Just like gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking is a one hour activity. Once you have found the golden monkeys, you will be allowed just one hour to observe their behavior, take photographs and then return back to your lodge. This therefore should settle one of the golden monkey trekking FAQ

What is the maximum number of people to trek a golden monkey family

Unlike gorilla trekking that requires a maximum of 8 people per gorilla family, there is no limitation on the number of people for a given golden monkey family/community. A group of golden monkeys can thus be trekked by as many people as present on a given trekking day in either Rwanda or Uganda.

How much is golden monkey permits

Another golden monkey trekking FAQ is the price of a permit. In Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park), a permit to trek golden monkeys costs USD100 (2016) and USD60 in Uganda (Mgahinga National Park). This included, park fees, services of a ranger guide, and spending one hour with habituated golden monkeys. Golden monkey permits can be booked in advance or on ground since there is no limit on the people to trek them. Age limit for those interested in trekking golden monkeys is 12 years much as it is not as strict as gorilla trekking. Encounter Africa safaris organizes tours and holidays to see Golden Monkeys in Uganda and Rwanda and for those interested do not hesitate to contact us

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