Before booking a Uganda safari to see golden monkeys in their natural habitat, it is important to check the availability of permits. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a small but beautiful park located in the Virunga Massif region of southwestern Uganda and is home to a variety of primate species, including mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkeys. It is important to note that Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the only place in Uganda where you can participate in the Golden Monkeys Habituation Experience, as the golden monkeys in this park are habituated and can be observed by tourists. Some have referred to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park as a place where “gold meets silver,” as the park is home to both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. In this article, we provide information on how to obtain your golden monkey permits for Mgahinga National Park and tips for planning a successful holiday to Africa.
To participate in the Golden Monkeys Habituation Experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you will need to obtain a permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). These permits can be booked at any time, including on-site, and there is no minimum number required, unlike gorilla permits which must be booked in advance. This means that you can book your golden monkey permit even if you are only planning to visit the park on a whim, without having to worry about meeting a minimum number of participants. To book your permit, you can contact the UWA or work with a tour operator that can assist with the process.
The cost of a Golden Monkey trekking permit for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is USD 60 per person per trek, while the cost of the Golden Monkeys Habituation Experience is USD 100 per person. This fee includes park entry to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, as well as a ranger guide who will lead you to the habituated golden monkeys in the park and provide a one-hour experience with the animals. The permit fee allows you to observe and learn about the golden monkeys in their natural habitat and includes a one-hour stay with the animals once you have located them. Please note that the cost of the permit may vary and it is recommended to check with the tour operator or park authorities for the most up-to-date pricing information.
For those interested in spending more time with the golden monkeys, it is recommended to book a Golden Monkeys Habituation Experience permit. The cost of this permit is USD 140 per person per trek, and it allows you to have a longer and more immersive experience with these endangered primates. If you would like more information about the Golden Monkeys Habituation Experience, you can contact Trek Africa Tours, who can provide you with updated and relevant details to help you plan your golden monkey tracking safari. Please note that the cost of the permit and the duration of the experience may vary, and it is best to check with the tour operator or park authorities for the most accurate information.
Booking Golden Monkey permits is generally less complicated than booking mountain gorilla permits. To obtain a Golden Monkey permit, you will need to present identification at the park offices or Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters and pay the required fee. Trek Africa Tours is a tour operator that specializes in organizing safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, including transportation, accommodation, meals, and Golden Monkey permits. If you contact them, they can provide you with the best rates and help you plan a memorable safari experience to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Please note that the requirements for booking a Golden Monkey permit may vary and it is recommended to check with the tour operator or park authorities for the most up-to-date information.