1 Day Golden Monkey Trekking Tour

Trip overview

Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort arranges guided trips to see golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park! Enjoy this 1Day golden monkey trekking adventure in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  during your stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort  Spend an hour with the lively and playful golden monkeys in their natural habitat on this tailor made 1-Day tour.  Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the only place to see golden monkeys in the whole of Uganda. The Park has two communities of golden monkeys, which have been habituated for trekking.  Travelers who have ample time in Mgahinga normally combine golden monkey trekking and other travel experiences in the Park such as mountain gorilla trekking, batwa cultural trail, volcano climbing and bird watching among others to make a complete package. The permit to see golden monkeys costs $100 issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Detailed Itinerary

Very early in the morning, rise up, have heavy breakfast and with your packed lunch setoff from Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort headed to Mgahinga Gorilla National park in Kisoro District.  Drive straight to Ntebeko Visitor Information Centre for registration and briefing on the rules and regulations of golden monkey trekking.  You will be assigned armed park rangers to escort you on the adventure trek. At 8:00am, start up a hike into the jungle searching for the endangered golden monkeys. Interestingly, the trek to look for golden monkeys is quite easy compared to mountain gorilla trek. During the trek, you are reminded to keep the rules such as speaking at a low tone, keeping within your group and do not litter in the jungle among others.  You will be allowed to spend an hour in the presence of olden monkeys to enjoy their playful and lively social behaviors. You will beg amazed at how the endangered primates play together and jump continuously above your head across tree braches. You are reminded to hold your cameras tight since stubborn golden money can easily grab it from you.  On a good day, you may encounter other wild animals in Mgahinga on your trek to look for golden monkeys. Other wild animals you may encounter include mountain gorillas, colobus monkeys, bush elephants, African buffalos and different bird species.  You will later transfer back to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for an overnight or transfer to the respective airport for your connecting flight

End of 1-Day golden monkey trek

Tour inclusions

  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Golden Monkey trekking permit
  • Packed lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Transport in a 4×4 wheel drive
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Miscellaneous

Tour Cost Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary
  • Driver Tips
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Visa fees