Golden Monkey Trekking Permits in Rwanda 2024 : Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is carried out in Volcanoes National Park, a park famous for the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda which are among the most sought-after attractions in Rwanda for travelers interested in primate safaris in Rwanda but it should be noted that the country has gained popularity among travelers interested in the primates in Rwanda which has also highlighted other activities like golden monkey trekking inclusive it has become an alternative for travelers interested in the gorilla trekking but are low on money to spend to opt for it.

It should also be noted that golden monkeys are cheaper and with this, it has attracted more people to take part in it. Continue reading the article to understand more about a golden monkey trekking permit in Rwanda 2024 and what you will get to observe the species in their natural habitat for a memorable safari experience.

Golden Monkey trekking permits in Rwanda can be obtained from a trusted tour operator from whom you will make a booking and through a trusted tour operator who will get to purchase for you one from the Rwanda Development Board website.  To purchase a permit, you will have to send a copy of your passport details like your country of origin, and your name which will be written on your permit which you will get to present to your guide for verification before you participate in the activity.

A golden monkey trekking permit in Rwanda can be obtained at a price of 100USD and this will give you access to a guide who will give you all the relevant information about the species in the wild, you will also have the chance to have access to a ranger who will ensure you have a safe safari experience in the country as you get to hike along the Virunga mountains in Rwanda where you will access the habituated golden monkey troops.

Golden Monkey Trekking Permits in Rwanda 2024
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With golden monkey trekking in Rwanda, you will have the opportunity to hike mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo, mount gahinga, munt bisoke and mount karisimbi where you will access the habituated gorilla families. Interesting about the activities the fact that you will also have the chance to watch several different attractions form the Albertine endemic bird species like; the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long-tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola to the primates in the wild like the mona monkey, hamlyn’s monkey, vervet monkey, the Rwenzori colobus, the black and white colobus monkey among other rewarding attractions in the wild. Which will make your golden monkey trekking experience quite memorable.

Packing list for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda

  • A camera to capture all the different features of the primates as they go about their day in the wild
  • You can carry insect repellent to prevent being bitten by several insects
  • Carry some sunscreen for when you participate in the activity during the dry season
  • You should also pack some binoculars although they are optional and these will allow you to watch the different bird species including the migratory species from the guinea-Congo biome all from afar.
  • Carry a water proof jacket because it can rain at any time in the park which can lead tp inconveniences.
  • You should also carry some long trousers to avoid bein pricked by nettles
  • You can also pack some pain killers for when you fall sick during the weather changes
  • Carry the best hiking shoes to help you navigate through the impenetrable forests and also during your hike along the Virunga mountains because theu tend to get slippery during the wet season.
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