Golden monkeys trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park and at the same time 7:00 just like gorillas. These rare species are also listed as endangered – and Volcanoes national park currently has two habituated golden monkeys’ troops that are available for visiting by tourists in the park, both of which make about 80 members.
Golden monkeys in Rwanda live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.
Trekking golden monkeys and gorillas is a similar experience – in a small group of no more than eight people, and you can spend one hour with the monkeys once you find them.
They are very active creatures, and jump from tree to tree which is really interesting and a little difficult to photograph!
The golden monkey trek is worth going for while in Volcanoes National Park and if you’re interested in wildlife, this is a rare and delightful experience not to be missed!
From $1,900 (USD)
Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country).
This tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park for an encounter with the endangered giant apes (mountain gorillas) as well as golden monkeys or Dian Fossey's tomb and later allows you time to rest at the magnificent beaches of L. Kivu. You may as well get a chance to visit the markets and genocide monuments in Kigali on the last day depending on your flight schedule.