Golden monkey trekking in Uganda is among the most rewarding activities during your primate safaris in Uganda that you will have an amazing time during your Uganda safari. Among the primate activities that can be carried out in Uganda include gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park, chimpanzee trekking in queen Elizabeth national park, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, chimpanzee habituation in Kibale national park among other top activities in that tourists should not miss out on participating in for an amazing experience.

 It should be noted that although the country is facing the problem of covid-19, there has been a number of covid-19 safety measures and standard operating procedures in Mgahinga national park that have been put in place to ensure that tourists have a safe experience in the park without being at risk of contracting the virus and spreading it among one another. Some of the safety measures that are exercised by the tourists taking part in the different activities in the country include; tourists are advised to maintain a distance of 2 meters away from the tourists to avoid spreading the virus to each other in case they get in contact with contaminated surfaces on your way to the park, you are advised to maintain distance away from the golden monkeys to avoid spreading diseases to the highly vulnerable species that can easily contract the disease which can be fatal, tourists are also advised to  wear their face masks while taking part in golden monkey trekking in Uganda so as to avoid the contracting and spreading of the virus in case it is undetectable among other safety measures for covid-19 in Uganda for a safe experience during the activity.

Golden monkey trekking in Uganda can be carried out in Mgahinga national park and just like gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, tourists can access the habituated golden monkey troops in Uganda by hiking the Virunga mountains in the country namely mount muhabura, mount Gahinga and mount Sabyinyo where you will access the habituated golden monkey troops within the bamboo forests which act as their habitat.

Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda starts after tourists participate in a briefing session about the rules and regulations to follow to have a safe activity in the park for an amazing experience and memorable Uganda safari, you will get to see a number of attractions in the park while participating in golden monkey trekking in Uganda like the numerous bird species for instance; the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler .

Golden monkey trekking in Uganda
Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga National park

When you reach the habituated golden monkey troops, you will get to see a number of rewarding features of the primates like; you will get to understand that golden monkeys settle in places in areas where food is readily available and because the golden monkeys ‘ food are the bamboo trees that  they  use as their main sources, they can be found  in the trees. However they can also be found along the slopes were fruit is readily available.

The golden monkeys are usually found in different groups of many members and usually an adult male is the dominant member of the group that exercises mating with the different adult females in the group. You will also get to understand how different the golden monkeys are from the golden monkeys because to differ from the gorillas that construct the different nests every night, the  golden monkeys on the other hand sleep in the same nests as they establish a specific territory for themselves to settle in among other rewarding features that will make you activity quite rewarding.

Golden monkey trekking permit in Uganda

 For an tourist interested in having an amazing experience while they take part in golden monkey trekking in Uganda, they can obtain a golden monkey trekking permit from the different tour operators form a trusted tour company or from the Uganda wildlife authority the tourism body of the country to receive the permit in order to miss out on participating in the activity.

Golden monkey trekking in Uganda
Mgahinga Golden Monkeys

Interesting about the permit is its flexibility during the covid-19 pandemic which has affected tourists’ flights which can lead to missing out on participating in the activity and in such scenarios; tourists are advised to reschedule to take part in the activity at a more convenient time.

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