Spend 4 Hours With Endangered Golden Monkeys In Uganda
Are you looking to spend 4 hours with endangered golden monkeys in Uganda? Travelers in Mgahinga national park can now spend 4 hours with the endangered golden monkeys and this process is referred to as golden monkey habituation. Golden monkeys in Uganda are found only in Mgahinga national park and when it comes to the whole of East Africa, you can meet them in the volcanoes national park too.
Mgahinga national park is the only place to habituate these primate species in the whole world and to be part of the trekkers you need to have a golden monkey trekking experience from Uganda Wildlife Authority. Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park can be done at any time of the year as well as other activities like mountain gorilla trekking, birding, visiting the Batwa as well as nature walks.
How to spend 4 hours with golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park Uganda
On the day of golden monkey habituation, the trekkers will have to wake up very early in the morning and move to the briefing point where they will meet the rangers. At the briefing point, the rangers will teach the trekkers about the rules and regulations of the golden monkey trekking activity after which armed ranger guides will lead different groups into the jungle.
While in the jungle looking for these golden monkeys, the trekkers will get an opportunity to see different park animals such as elephants, hyenas, buffaloes, duikers, giant forest hogs, birds, and different plant species. On meeting the golden monkey troop, the trekkers will be given 4 hours of being with golden monkeys and during these hours they will be able to make the monkeys get used to human beings, learn to know about habits, watch them do daily activities like nesting, hunting, playing, and take photos.
How much are the permits for golden monkey habituation in Mgahinga national park?
Uganda wildlife authority sells golden monkey habituation experience permits at a fee of $100 for both foreign non-residents and foreign residents while residents of East Africa pay shs100,000. The golden monkey trekking permits allow trekkers to be around 4 hours, includes ranger guide fees but excludes park entrance fees.
Booking golden monkey habituation permits for Mgahinga national park
Africa adventure vacations limited does help tourists intending to visit Mgahinga national park for golden monkey habituation on booking the permits. All we expect from you is an email containing the dates you would want to habituate the golden monkeys and using these dates, we do check for the availability of the permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Once we have found the golden permits available, we shall send you an email containing the different ways of payments and once you have paid and we have received the money, we shall go ahead and book the golden monkey habituation permits for you. We normally advise tourists around the world intending to visit Mgahinga national park for golden monkey trekking to book their permits in advance of 3-4 months in order to avoid inconveniences.
Tourists can also book the golden monkey habituation permits themselves online by simply searching Uganda Wildlife Authority. They will use the email on the website and send the dates they want to habituate golden monkeys and once the UWA people have seen the email, they will check for the availability of the permits and get back to you. Once the permits are available on that day, you will be asked to send money for the permit and once they have received it, your golden monkey permit will be booked.
What is the best time to visit Mgahinga national park to spend 4 Hours with endangered Golden Monkeys In Uganda
Mgahinga national park can be visited at any time of the year for golden monkey trekking but there are some months that are better than the rest. The drier months are the best for golden monkey trekking and these occur from June to September and December to February. During these months, there is little or no rainfall in the park, the trekking trails in the park are dry, the vegetation is thin giving clear views of golden monkeys and the roads leading to the park are passable.
Accommodation on a golden monkey habituation safari in Mgahinga national park
Tourists on a golden monkey habituation safari in Mgahinga national park have several accommodation options where they can stay. The accommodation facilities in Mgahinga national park do ranger from luxury to mid-range to budget options and some of the include Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge, Amajambere I’wacu Camp, Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Lake Chahafi Resort, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Mountain Gahinga Rest Camp, Ikoro Hotel, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Traveler’s Nest Hotel, Mountain Gahinga Lodge, and Chameleon Hill Lodge among others.
Accessing Mgahinga national park to spend 4 Hours With Endangered Golden Monkeys In Uganda
Mgahinga national park can be accessed in just one day using either road transport or air transport. By air transport, tourists going for golden monkey habituation can use chattered flights to Mgahinga national park. To use a chattered flight to Mgahinga national park, you will need to inform your local tour operator about this so that they book you a seat in advance. The flights to Mgahinga national park start from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport and end at Kisoro airstrip.
By road transport, tourists can get to Mgahinga national park from Kampala/Entebbe via Masaka – Mbarara – Kabale – Kisoro. The journey is a bit long because it takes 8-9 hours of enjoying beautiful views of the countryside, beautiful people, hills and mountains. Travelers from Kigali can get to Mgahinga national park for a golden monkey habituation experience in just 4-5 hours using Katuna border in Kabale or Cyanika border in Kisoro.