MGAHINGA GOLDEN MONKEYS
Mgahinga national park golden monkeys are beautiful primate species that live in the Bamboo forests of the Virunga ranges only. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has a troop of about 40 – 60 golden monkeys’ groups being habituated and ready for visitors to hike higher altitudes within the bamboo zones where they mostly stay all the time. Golden monkeys strike to photograph because of their golden and silvered black fur, 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 only 1 hour. golden monkey habituation can only be done in Mgahinga National park.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) habituates golden monkey troops for an experiential tourism experience. The activity is very new travelers should never miss encountering the rare golden monkeys either in the morning or in the afternoon hours depending on everyone’s interest. This experience is done by a well-trained tour guide who will take you to the higher slopes of Virunga ranges where these Golden monkeys live.
Mgahinga national park golden monkeys can easily be seen because they don’t move too long distances instead move up in the bamboo trees in this thick forest where they can easily be seen. On encounter with the normal golden monkeys, visitors are only allowed to spend only 1 hour for observations and photography with these primates then return back.
Uganda Wildlife Authority Experts estimate that there are over 3000 golden monkeys inhabiting the bamboo forests of Mgahinga national park at 2,000 meters above sea level, and habituated above40- 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.