Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour

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Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour

Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour: Leave Kigali city behind as you embark on a full-day safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park – the closest Golden Monkey Trekking site in Uganda from Kigali – to Rwanda.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is in the Southwest Corner of Uganda on the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Park is Uganda’s smallest park, yet the best place for Golden Monkey Trekking. It is the only park in Uganda where you can Trek Golden Monkeys and there is an estimate of around 3000 to 4000 Golden Monkeys.

Golden monkeys live in big numbers whereby a group has a range of 60-80 members. One of the features of this park is that unlike other parks in Rwanda, there are no crowds. Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park from Kigali is a 3 to 4 hours drive (including border crossing time).

Guests track golden monkeys and stay with them for a period of 4 hours depending on where they nested the previous night and how far it is from the beginning point. The session of Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park begins with a briefing from the park rangers early morning at the park headquarters at 0700 Hours.

Trekkers are put in different groups for the tracking which starts at around 8:00 am. The golden monkeys are easier to spot considering that they tend to stay in bamboo sections of the forest not far from the base because they enjoy eating the young bamboo shoots and always move in large numbers.

A maximum number of 8 guests can track a golden monkey family per day. Bookings for Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be done through African Spice Safaris.

Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour Itinerary

0400 Hours: This morning we take our breakfast boxes + lunch boxes from our hotel in Kigali and depart by road to Ruhengeri – a 2-hour drive. After crossing the Cyanika border (border processes can take a maximum of 30 minutes) we proceed to Kisoro Uganda another 20 minutes drive.

Proceed to Mgahinga Gorilla National park located in South West Uganda about 10 km south of Kisoro town. The maximum time from Kigali to Kisoro is about 4 hours.

0800 Hours: Golden monkey tracking briefing (on the dos and don’ts of tracking the golden monkeys) starts at the Park headquarters. It’s a good idea to take with you a daypack, a snack such as dried fruit, a large bottle of water, and binoculars for bird watching.

After the briefing, we begin the trek up into the forest along what is referred to as the Gahinga Trail. Hiking through the forests to sight the golden monkeys is not so strenuous as gorilla trekking because golden monkeys live in lower areas, so tourists do not track for more than 3 hours.

When we encounter the golden monkey family, we spend about an hour with them (taking photographs and observing their behavior). There is no minimum number of tourists who track each group and the age limit is 12 years.

After the Golden monkey tracking, we will return to Kigali Rwanda via the Cyanika border and connect to Ruhengeri, and finally to Kigali arriving in the evening. Drop off at your hotel or at Kigali International airport.

Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour Prices

Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour includes;

Lunch + Park entry fees + One Golden monkey trekking Permit + Services of our professional driver-guide + You may also want to take a snack, for extra energy Round trip transport from Kigali – Mgahinga – Kigali (including Tour Vehicle, Driver Guide, Fuel) + A bottle of water while on safari. Take plenty of water with you for the trek – your guide will provide extra for you – as it’s easy to become dehydrated

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What to bring for Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

* Lunch Box
* Insect repellent
* Waterproof hiking boots
* Drinking water and snacks
* Long-sleeved shirts, trousers
* A porter to provide extra support
* Hiking boots, Safari Hat, and rain jacket
* Hire a walking stick from the briefing point where the hike begins to support you during hiking in slippery places

Kigali Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park 1 Day Tour includes;

* Porter fees
* International Airfare
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* If you wish, your lodge will provide a packed breakfast to take with you – ask the day before
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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