Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park- Gorillas News
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours offers the next –best opportunity to trekking mountain gorillas and this worthwhile chance is trekking the golden monkeys which are also considered to be the species of Old World monkey found in four national parks i.e. Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda, Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda .Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga. The endangered golden monkey is endemic to the Albertine Rift, and Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris provides a rare chance to track these unique creatures which are striking in colour, high in the dense bamboo forests on the Gahinga trail in Uganda’s small but gifted with rare primate species national park Mgahinga. There are an estimated number of 3000-4000 individual golden monkeys which are habituated in Mgahinga National park.
The golden monkey which has black and a golden-orange patch on the upper flanks lives in social group of 30 individual members being led by one adult male .What is more impressing about this rare species is that it’s an opportunistic feeder and its diet can easily be influenced by the availability of fruits, leaves of bamboo trees, shoots of bamboo, shrubs, flowers, invertebrates and these makes it to be restricted to highland forest, mostly the bamboo forest.
Taking safaris with Uganda gorilla Safaris presents a unique –impressive experience to visitors because golden monkey trekking is a gentle steep interesting activity which takes tourists through former farmland to the forest full of bamboos in search of the attractive bright orange-gold body, tail and pretty monkey.
The two hours trek in search of golden monkeys is so much rewarding period to the trekkers because the trekking trails through green bamboo forest avails the visitors with the chance of seeing the hand some regal sunbird, kivu grounds, interesting bird species such as the olive woodpecker, African hill babbler and other wild life. This makes golden monkey trekking a must do activity since it provides memorable experience which no visitors should miss on his or her safaris in Uganda.
Taking your safari tour with the Gorilla Tracking Safaris and Tours in Uganda to Mgahinga’s dense forests to trek the golden monkeys will also enable the visitors to have cultural encounter with the indigenous Batwa who are hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors have for so long depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine and the interesting and most rewarding experience here is having chance to take Batwa Forest Trial which is a unique cultural trail led by local guides from the Batwa community, and visitors will learn about the historical life of the Batwa as a hunters-gatherers in the forest, and watch ,participate in the wonderful performances done by the Batwa in the sacred Ngarama cave. The memorable experience can only be got here in Uganda so for any potential tourists looking for destination to visit in Africa should book his or her safari with the Uganda gorilla Safari Tours in Uganda.
While trekking the golden monkeys at Mgahinga gorilla Park, one should not worry about where to stay because Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours can arrange and book for tourists accommodation places in the various nearby lodges and hotels suitable for relaxation and overnight. Some of these accommodations places are; Mount Gahinga Safari lodge, Kisoro Tourists Hotel, Kisoro Travellers Rest Hotel, Amajambere Iwacu camp, Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge. These unique hotels and lodges have stunning scenery around them and they provide world class accommodation facilities and services which makes the visitor’s stay more interesting and enjoy full while in Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
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