Golden Monkey Habituation Experience – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Posted by on July 22, 2017

Golden Monkey Habituation Experience in the Shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes

Spend 4 hours with the Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park


Mgahinga Gorilla National Park –the small park with many activities also is the only park in Africa that offers the Golden Monkey Habituation Experience.  You cannot do this Activity in Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo, but only in the Pearl of Africa-Uganda.


Mgahinga National Park is a small Park with many activities and golden monkey tracking has been one of them for years.  Golden Monkeys are not as well-known asMganhinga-Gorilla-Park-best-Place-for-Golden-Monkey-Tracking are the Mountain Gorillas or Chimpanzees of Uganda, however, they are all endangered species – there are up to 4000 Golden Monkeys living in the shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes – no accurate census has been taken but it is known that they are not reproducing at a rate that will mean an increase in the population of Golden Monkeys.

The live in the Bamboo Forest zones of the Virunga Volcanoes and you do have to be in reasonable shape to hike up to their habitat which is a most rewarding experience.  one of the families that has been habituated which means that they are  now used to human beings without scurrying off into the forest when humans approach.

You can spend four hours in the morning or four hours in the afternoon where you will be guided to the bamboo forest by a guide, one thing of note is that the size of your Golden Monkey Habituation group will only be six in number – this is smaller than the size of visitors to the Golden Monkey Habituation Experience Gorilla Groups that have been habituated  where 8 can visit one gorilla group each day.

The cost for a Golden Monkey Habituation is only 100 USD  plus Park Entrance of 40 USD, which is a lot less either chimpanzee habituation or gorilla tracking making it a most affordable experience and include the Park Entrance fee.

It is best to dress right for this Golden Monkey habituation Experience, light-hiking boots, jeans, long-sleeved shirt, hat,rain-jacket, daypack, 1 liter of water, something to eat, and of course your camera and binoculars.

This Golden Monkey experience can be combined with other activities at Mgahinga Gorilla Park such as gorilla tracking, volcano climbing, nature walks, and of course the interactive Batwa Walk with the original people of the forest.

Enjoy your four hours watching the amazing Golden Monkeys at Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda…


Other Habituation Experiences in Uganda:


Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience in Rushaga – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:Best Gorilla - Chimpanzee - Golden Monkey - Habituation Experiences

It is only in Uganda that you can be with a Mountain Gorilla Family for 4 hours on a Gorilla Habituation Experience along with researchers in Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest – this amazing experience – to be with a Mountain Gorilla Family as it is being habituated is a one of a kind experience in Africa.

There are presently two family groups being habituated, meaning that they becoming used to human contact and will not run away from visitors trekking them.

You can fly into Kigali Rwanda and 3 hours later be in the Rushaga Region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  You have the choice of budget, moderate and upmarket lodging and can stay either in Rushaga or scenic Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


Chimpanzee-habituation-experienceChimpanzee Habituation Experience Kibale Forest:

Kibale Forest is the best place in East Africa for the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience.  You can be all-day with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and during off-season in Budongo Forest near Murchison Falls National Park.

The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience begins early in the morning and lasts all-day long – you are with a guide, researchers, trackers and others as you are in the presence of Chimpanzees being habituated.

Not only will you see Chimpanzees, but other primates, birds, butterflies, trees and mammals.

The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – also called CHEX is one of the more popular activities for our safari clients.


If you are interested in the Golden Monkey Habituation Experience – please contact us and we will include it in your Safari with us.