1 Day Golden Monkey Tracking
Looking for the cheapest primate safari in Rwanda to visit volcanoes National park ? Book the golden monkey tracking tour with Rwanda Safaris the leading Tour operator in Rwanda that offers Day trips to various National Parks of Rwanda and Uganda!
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National park in Musanza District.
Note: Departure time is 4;30am in Safari landcruiser.
Destination to Explore on Golden Monkey Watching.
Volcanoes National Park is located within the virunga Mountains that are shared between Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo. It covers 160 km2 (62 sq mi) of rain forest , its having 5 volcanoes out of the 8 volcanoes that make up the virunga Massif which include Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo.
Volcanoes National Park shares its border with Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda which are all home to the mountain gorilla and golden monkey hence the reason for the visit to the Golden Monkey in Rwanda on 1 Day Golden monkey watching as the alternative for the 1 day golden monkey habituation tour in Mgahinga National Park.
It was formally one big park known as Albert National Park and later it was gazetted in 1925 by the Belgian, as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno, intended to protect the gorillas from poachers. its the second national park to be created after the oldest Virunga National Park in Congo.
Golden Monkey watching is sure deal once booked with Rwanda Safaris the leading Rwanda Safari company operating in Rwanda, Uganda and democratic republic of Congo managed by Primate Safari Experiences.
About Golden Monkey
The Golden monkey in Rwanda are found within the virunga Mountains that are shared between Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo . Its among the primates found within the virunga Massif, and only habituated for trekking in Rwanda & Uganda at the moment.
Unlike the other monkey species, the golden monkeys are gorgeous in appearance and their watching is unique from others as they have bright colored fur with long golden hair mixed with orange.
Golden monkeys live in troops of about 100 lead by an Alpha male, and mostly feed on bamboo shoots, a variety of seasonal fruits, bamboo leaves, lichens, sprouts, flowers, leaves and small invertebrates.
Rwanda Safaris recommends golden monkey trekking in Uganda & Rwanda as those of Democratic Republic of Congo is not sure deal like the case for the two destination . In D R Congo, its stated that they can also be found in Kahuzi Biega National Park & Virunga national park but we never saw them on our study visit in 2016, 2018 and not recommended but we recommend gorilla trekking in Congo.
Golden Monkey Tracking