Golden Monkey Habituation In Uganda : For travellers interested in watching the endangered primate species in Uganda, visiting Uganda will lead you to some of the most rewarding endangered primate species like the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys. The golden monkeys in Uganda have started to gain as much popularity as the gorillas in Uganda and this has attracted more travellers to visit Mgahinga national park to embark on Golden monkey habituation in Uganda which will give you more time with the species observing a number of their rewarding features and how they co-exist for a memorable wildlife safari experience in Uganda. Continue reading the article to find out more about the rewarding primate safaris in Uganda.
Golden monkey habituation in Uganda will lead you to Mgahinga national park where you will get to access to the golden monkey troops. It should be noted that the golden monkeys in Uganda can only be seen in volcanoes national park and travellers will get to access the species in their designated troops once you embark on hiking the Virunga mountains in mountains in Uganda since the species can be seen in the bamboo trees in the high elevations of the mountains.
The activity starts very early in the morning starting with the briefing session about the rules and regulations to follow so that you’re able to have the most rewarding safari experience while you set out to search for the species in their natural habitat. After the session, you will join a team of researchers, park guides and rangers and then start on your hike to the troops. The safari experience will lead you through the jungle watching a number of rewarding species in the wild like the different primates for instance the Hamlyn’s monkey, black and white colobus monkey, vervet monkey and many other rewarding species in the wild. Hiking to the species can take about 2- 5 hours depending on the movement of the species and when you get to them, the researchers will start the habituation process which involves training them to get used to human presence which will give you the opportunity to monitor the behavior of the species with the different training sessions, get ready to take pictures of the species in the wild enjoying the time you get to spend with them.
Cost of a golden monkey habituation permit
For travellers interested in participating in the gorilla habituation in Uganda, it should be noted that the permit will only be issued to travellers that are 15 years and above and this can be confirmed by travellers sending their passport details/ identification details. Once they are of age to participate in the activity, you will then book for a gorilla trekking permit at a price of 100USD but travellers will have to pay the park entry fees that are 40USD per person making the price for the foreigners 140USD, 110USD for foreign residents and 120,000UGX per person for East African citizens. The golden monkey habituation in Uganda can be obtained through the trusted tour operator who will then apply the permit from the Uganda wildlife Authority.
Best time for gorilla habituation in Uganda
Gorilla habituation in Uganda can be carried out at any given time of the year because it is an all-round activity however the best time to participate in the activity is during the dry season to avoid inconveniences from the rains that can cause visibility issues and the slippery trails. So participating in the activity during the months of June to September and the months of December to February will ensure you have the most rewarding safari experience as you embark on tracking the endangered primates.
After your golden monkey habituation experience in Uganda you can embark on other safaris like the gorilla trekking experience in Uganda that will lead you to the endangered mountain gorillas, the big five safari in Uganda among other rewarding activities in the country. Book with us and let us take you on an adventure you’ll live to tell.