Where Can I See Golden Monkeys In Uganda



Mgahinga national park golden monkeys are a beautiful primate species that live only in the bamboo forests of the Virunga ranges. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has a troop of about 40–60 golden monkey groups that are habituated and ready for visitors to hike higher altitudes within the bamboo zones, where they mostly stay all the time. Golden monkeys are striking to photograph because of their golden and silvered black fur. Because golden monkeys move swiftly, you have to be good at taking pictures.


Mgahinga National Park offers chances of golden monkey habituation where travelers can spend the whole day with these golden monkeys, compared to the normal golden monkey trekking, which only allows travelers to take 1 hour. Golden monkey habituation can only be done in Mgahinga National Park.


The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) habituates golden monkey troops for an experiential tourism experience. Travelers should never miss encountering the rare golden monkeys, either in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on everyone’s interest. This experience is done by a well-trained tour guide who will take you to the higher slopes of the Virunga ranges, where these golden monkeys live.


Mgahinga national park golden monkeys can easily be seen because they don’t move too far, but instead move up in the bamboo trees in this thick forest, where they can easily be seen. When encountering the normal golden monkeys, visitors are only permitted to spend one hour observing and photographing these primates before returning.


Uganda Wildlife Authority experts estimate that there are over 3,000 golden monkeys inhabiting the bamboo forests of Mgahinga national park at 2,000 meters above sea level and habituated to above 40-60 golden monkey groups for visitors led by an experienced guide to closely encounter the rare primates that are not seen anywhere else within Uganda.


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