Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali International Airport, the main advantage why most tourist fly to Kigali to trek golden monkeys in Uganda is the price of permits for gorillas habituation and golden monkey habituation are affordable than the price of permits in Rwanda.
Uganda is one of the best safari destination in the whole world, with abundant wildlife, many habituated gorilla families, habituated chimpanzee, birding safaris and tree climbing lions among other safari expeditions. Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Kigali International Airport is a popular travel style adopted by many tour operators selling Uganda Gorilla Safaris and golden monkey safaris through Kigali International Airport.
Golden Monkey is a beautiful monkey with high rufous-red on the back, cheeks and tail. The monkey has black legs, crown and tip of the tail, pale patch around the nose and mouth. Golden monkeys live in groups of between 30-60 individuals; each group is led by one adult male. Golden Monkey live in bamboo forests of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - it’s diet is young bamboo leaves, bamboo shoots, invertebrates, fruits, flowers and shrubs.
In the whole world there only three countries where you can see golden monkeys namely Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. But in these three countries, only Uganda and Rwanda are the best sites for golden monkey tracking. There about 4500 endangered golden monkeys left on the planet.
Golden monkey habituation permits cost USD 100 for foreign non residents, USD 75 for foreign residents and USD 30 for East African Citizens per person-you stay with habituated golden monkeys for four hours photographing, filming, even seeing how golden monkeys play and live in their natural habitat. Contact Adyeri Creations Limited for more information about golden monkey safaris in Uganda.
Where to stay
· Luxury – Mount Gahinga Lodge
· Moderate – Mutanda Lake Resort.