Golden Monkey Safari
Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park. The Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari will start and end in Kigali.
Imagine an ‘eyeball’ with the ‘little primates,’ that is what is on offer on this African safari tour in Rwanda. The 3 day Rwanda golden monkey safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park.
Rwanda Golden Monkey Trekking Safari
Rwanda golden monkey safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park. The Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari will start and end in Kigali. You will be looking for the golden monkeys on Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari. The golden monkeys are also referred to as the ‘little primates’.
Rwanda Golden monkey trekking will be in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. This is an exciting adventure that offers an epic encounter with a rare and beautiful primate. These species of monkeys called “Golden Monkeys”.
As the name suggests, the monkeys have a striking golden fur coat. They are quite lovely to watch and offer excellent photograhy.
Rwanda golden monkey trek is overshadowed by the popular gorilla trek. It is often best done as an add-on to the Rwanda gorilla tour in Volcanoes National Park.
Highlights of the 3 Day Rwanda Golden Monkey Safari
the highlights of the 3 day Rwanda Golden Monkey trekking safari includes:
- Forest walks
- Watching the golden monkeys
- Beautiful landscapes
- The hikes and the treks
Find the Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari itinerary below:
Detailed 3 Day Rwanda Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali - Volcanoes National Park
You will be met by our Rwanda safari rep at Kigali International Airport. After introduction, you will enjoy a briefing on the Rwanda golden monkey trekking safari. This will be followed by a departure driving north.
You will enjoy the scenic drive through Rwandan countryside to Ruhengeri Township. The township is located in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. You will arrive in time for lunch at your Volcanoes safari lodge.
Afternoon will be spent at leisure with the option of a nature walk. Return for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
About Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park runs along the border with the DRC and Uganda. This is home to the Rwandan section of the Virungas. The Virungas are utterly spellbinding. A few would argue that this is not one of the most exciting national parks in Africa.
Golden monkeys trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park. This starts at the same time 7:00 just like gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
These rare species are also listed as endangered. Volcanoes national park currently has two habituated golden monkeys’ troops. They 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. This is towards the base of the volcanoes. Habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness. It allows them accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.
Trekking golden monkeys and gorillas is a similar experience. It is in a small group of no more than eight people, and you can spend one hour with the monkeys once you find them.
The endangered species are active creatures, and jump from tree to tree. This is quite interesting and a little difficult to photograph!
The golden monkey trek is worth going for while in Volcanoes National Park. If you’re interested in wildlife, this is a rare and delightful experience not to be missed!
Day 2: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
You will start your Rwanda golden monkey safari day with an early breakfast. This is to be followed by drive with picnic lunch boxes to the park headquarters.
Enjoy some moments of briefing by the rangers. In groups of six and accompanied by an armed ranger embark on the trek. The “Little Primates” of the Virungas, the Golden Monkey is endangered. Their numbers have been on the decline. On meeting your group, you have an hour or so with them.
Watch them feed, pet and play with each other. You will have a break for lunch. This will be followed by a trek back to the starting point. You will meet your driver guide here. You will be transferred back to your lodge for an afternoon at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park - Kigali
wake up on this Rwanda golden monkey safari day to an early breakfast. It is time for a leisure drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival, you may visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.
You can also have a city tour of Kigali. You will later be dropped off at your Kigali hotel. For those flying out, you will receive a transfer to Kigali Airport. This will be in time for your departure flight.
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Rwanda Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Costs:
What is included in the Rwanda Golden Monkey Safari cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on the Rwanda Safari
- 1 X Golden Monkey permit per person
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
Rwanda Golden Monkey Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda
- Sun glasses
- Hiking shoes
- Long pants
- long sleeved shirts
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes