Golden Monkeys are magnificent, and one-of-a-kind monkeys are on the inclines of the Virunga volcanoes, which are mutual in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo. They prefer to rummage around the volcanoes’ bamboo parts because they enjoy eating the immature bamboo shoots. The golden monkeys live in 30 or more individuals that wander a broad region in the Virunga highlands. The trekking of golden monkeys takes place in a mountainous environment, making it an active tour. You will need a permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority to trek with golden monkeys.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Golden-Monkey trekking

Golden monkey trekking in Uganda occurs in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda; they can also be done from Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga highlands.

The golden monkey walk begins early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters at 7 a.m., after which trekkers are divided into groups. Because golden monkeys are small and swift, tracking them is an energetic and gratifying activity. After spotting the Golden Monkeys, you spend an hour with them.

Depending on where they nested the night before, the travel can take anywhere from 3 to several hours.

Tracking Hints


You’ll need insect repellant, a day bag for lunch, plenty of water, long-sleeved shirts, trousers, waterproof hiking boots, and a pleasant attitude. Remember to pick up a walking stick at the briefing point or your accommodation; you’ll appreciate the extra support on the occasionally slick trails.

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