Here you will find everything you need to know about visiting the golden monkeys of Rwanda, including where to stay, how much a permit will cost, when to visit, and general information about these apes.
About Golden Monkeys
Golden monkeys are a rare species that are currently threatened with extinction and are known to have distinctive personalities. They can currently be found in Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains, like at Volcanoes national park where also gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda are done. The yellow spots that are visible all over their bodies make them easy to identify. The only way to distinguish the Golden Monkeys from other primates is by their noses, which are also known as “the Old-world monkeys.” The golden monkeys have a distinctive feature, which is that while most monkeys have nostrils that point to the sides, the nostrils of the golden monkey’s face upward.
The Virunga Mountains’ volcanoes are where the majority of Rwanda’s golden monkey trekking takes place, and there is only one session per day that begins in the morning. The headquarters is only fifteen minutes from the park, so those who want to participate in the golden monkey trek are advised to arrive there by … Read the rest