Golden Monkey Trekking Vs Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda


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Golden monkey trekking experience Vs Gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda; Tourists interested in viewing the endangered primate species that are endemic to the Albertine rift, which occupies Mgahinga Gorilla national park of Uganda, Virunga national park in Congo, and the Volcanoes National park in Rwanda, tourists can choose Rwanda as the best destination for viewing these endangered primates such as golden monkeys and mountain gorillas.  Tourists who are interested in engaging themselves in either Golden monkey trekking or mountain gorilla trekking should opt for the primate safaris in Rwanda, this favorite article will help you explore all these two activities for you to learn more about the differences between Golden monkey trekking and gorilla trekking that may enhance your amazing safari experience in Rwanda. 


 Golden monkey trekking and mountain gorilla trekking can be done in volcanoes national parks in Rwanda and in Uganda you can also observe in Mgahinga Gorilla National park where tourists can see Golden monkeys as well as mountain gorillas.


For the mountain gorilla trekking Permit in Rwanda and the golden monkey trekking permit, tourists can book it directly from the Rwanda development board or your trusted tour operator in the country. tourists should note that for those interested in the gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the gorilla trekking permit costs $ 1500 per person per trek and the golden monkey trekking permit cost $ 90 per person making golden monkey trekking cheaper than mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda therefore the price sensitive tourists, golden monkey trekking experience is the best primate safari you should participate in watching the endangered primates in the jungle.


Golden Monkeys

While differentiating between mountain gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in Rwanda with the ease to locate the habituated mountain gorilla family and the habituated golden monkey family, tourists should be aware that it is easier to access the golden monkey troops because they always move within the lowland areas of the Virunga chained mountains which may not the case with the mountain gorillas, Mountain gorillas always move in the higher elevation of between 8000 feet to 13000 feet high. Making mountain gorilla trekking much more hectic compared to golden monkey trekking in Rwanda, Golden Monkey Trekking Vs Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.


The number of tourists that engage in either mountain gorilla trekking experience or golden monkey trekking differs which may also help tourists in choosing whether to trek mountain gorillas or golden monkeys. Mountain Gorilla trekking experience is limited to only a maximum of 8 tourists per Gorilla family habituated as well as golden monkey trekking experience.


The golden monkey trekking experience in Rwanda is active in that tourists get a chance to track golden monkeys as they move along the different trekking trails because Golden monkeys are so active, that they swing from one tree branch to another which is not the same as mountain gorillas that can be trekked in the same area because mountain gorillas are gentle primate species when they are not provoked.


Tourists should note that golden monkey trekking also helps them discover more attractions within Volcanoes national park because they offer an active activity. Some of the other tourist attractions in Volcanoes national park include bird watching, some of the bird species which may be spotted include the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, paradise flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, archer’s ground robin, marsh harrier, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, grey throated tit, Ruwenzori turaco, red-faced woodland warbler, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, the dusky crimson wing, and many others.


When you are done with your mountain gorilla safari or golden monkey trekking safari in Rwanda, you can also engage in other Rwanda’s tourist attractions for an amazing lifetime experience and these are some other activities.


Game viewing at Akagera national park gives tourists an opportunity to watch the big five animals of Rwanda and other rewarding wildlife species such as elands, gazelles, African Rhinos grazing within the savannah plains, and impalas, and many more. Akagera national park also offers tourists a chance to enjoy the boat cruise on Lake Ihema which allows tourists to eye catch the endangered shoebill stork, and kingfishers catching their prey in the water.


Participate in chimpanzee trekking experience at Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda, Nyungwe forest national park is the only National park in Rwanda offering chimpanzee trekking that allows tourists to observe chimpanzee behavior in the wild, chimpanzees are also playful primates in the jungle, Nyungwe forest national park also offers the only Canopy walk in a high built bridge in East Africa which is among the most rewarding experiences in Africa.


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