Golden Monkey Trekking Uganda is only done at Mgahinga National Park. This national park is also known to host mountain gorillas even though they are not commonly trekked like it is the case Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Like the case in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga is often done in the morning hours even though it can also be undertaken in the afternoon if conditions warrant.
In Uganda, the principal destination trekking Golden Monkeys is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where you will use one hour with the Golden Monkeys or on a Habituation Excursion during which, you will spend four hours with the monkeys in the midst of researchers and trekkers plus your personal guide assigned by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to take you around of the tracking exercise.
Golden monkeys are an uncommon primate species; however, they have been given more consideration and attention by tourists to Mgahinga Gorilla Park who love trekking them as well as researchers both in Uganda and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Biologically, Golden monkeys are minor in size and they derive their name from the lengthy golden hair on the backs. These monkeys move around the bamboo forest as if they are entertainers.
Golden Monkeys have been declared an endangered primate species and even when efforts for their conservation are in place; their numbers seem to be decreasing. Golden Monkey Tracking in equally in Uganda and Rwanda consume a moment of an effort but is much easier than Gorilla Trekking. But the time spent with the charismatic Monkeys of Uganda is far much rewarding.
Golden Monkey are fine-looking with color and their full of fun ways. Since they have been familiarized or habituated, they are friendly to Human beings as they don’t scurry away as visitors arrive. However, who photo taking, you will need to put the camera on a very fast shooting speed to capture the primates since they move faster on bamboo trees.