Golden Monkeys In Mgahinga National Park

Uganda is the only country that provides the best options for spending more time with the golden monkey

Spending More Time With Golden Monkeys In Mgahinga National Park Uganda

Spending more time with golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park Uganda is a rewarding experience to tourists on primate safaris and tours. We understand that most of the visitors would like to spend more time with golden monkeys that are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that is found in western Uganda. There are different ways of how you can spend more time with rare golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park.

At Africa Adventure Vacations, we come with several options that will help you to spend more time with Golden monkeys. Uganda, in general, is referred to as the country with most of the primate species and thus you will visit the only park in Uganda where Golden monkeys live naturally with mountain gorillas and this is Mgahinga National Park.

Therefore, visitors interested in spending more time with golden monkeys then should be planning to visit Mgahinga National Park that is found in Kisoro district at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Yes, Mgahinga National park is among the smallest national park in Uganda but rich in Golden monkey and it is the only place where these rare monkeys are found.

The experience of spending more time with golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park

Uganda is the only country that provides the best options for spending more time with the golden monkey. One of the options includes having multiple golden monkey trekking treks or prominently you can opt to book for the golden monkey habituation experience still in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

The normal golden monkey trekking permit in Mgahinga national park costs United States dollars 60 per person per trek and this will allow you only one hour of seeing the rare golden monkeys while the golden monkey habituation experience permit costs USD100 per person per trek for the whole day experience.

The normal golden monkey trekking might not be enough for some tourists and thus they decide to book for the golden monkey habituation experience where they will get more time to spend with Golden Monkeys. While engaging in the golden monkey experience, it does not stop at only seeing the golden monkeys but it continues up to photography and taking part practically in other activities that the experts and researchers engage in during the golden monkey habituation process and these activities include collecting samples, listening to experts as well as making calls. All these activities are aimed at you spending more time with rare golden monkeys.

At Africa adventure vacations, we conduct safaris to all national parks in Uganda and Rwanda, and therefore in case you’re interested in spending more time with golden monkeys in  Uganda Mgahinga National Park, don’t feel shy just contact us at for the best travel consultancy and we shall help you as soon as possible.

Our team is full of expertise in the tour and travel field and therefore you will be advised on the best route to take and how best to enjoy and spend more time with primates as well as proving information about handling your accommodation and transport options.

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga gorilla national park is found in the southwestern Uganda and this means it can be reached by both road and air transport means.

Road transport

When travelling to Mgahinga you will drive for 9-10 hours on Kampala, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro road to the park headquarters.

You can also reach the national park using public means of transport like the bus but you are not advised to use them because they may overcharge you. When you want to use public means, you can book the bus from Kampala bus station and they will take you direct to Kisoro town and on reaching Kisoro Town, you will hire a private taxi that will drive you to the park headquarters since public means are not accepted in the park.

Mgahinga gorilla national park is reached by visitors on self-drive and you will begin your journey from Kampala or Entebbe through Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro and then to Ntebeko park headquarters. The trip may take you a whole day because there are stopovers starting from the equator, Igongo culture center and among others.

The trip is tiresome and it will take you almost a full day travelling by road to Mgahinga, however it is such an exciting trip with wonderful views of homesteads, local people, Kigezi hills, local markets, and banana plantations, farmlands and among others.

Air transport

There are domestic airline companies suited in Uganda and will arrange you proper flights to Mgahinga and they include the likes of Aerolink Uganda limited. These organize chartered flights every day from Kajansi Airfield or Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airstrip. Flights from Entebbe International airport begin at 7:00am and you will reach Kisoro airstrip at 8:10 am and returning from Kisoro airstrip sets off at 8:25am and you will reach Entebbe airport by 11:25am.

Aerolink Uganda limited also arranges flights to other destinations like Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Semiliki national park and among others.  You can decide to combine gorilla trekking with other activities like boat cruise rides, chimpanzee trekking, and hot air balloon game drives, among others.

You can also access Mgahinga gorilla national park from Kigali Rwanda and this is the shortest and easiest way to reach the park. You fly from Kigali international airport and then link by road through Cyanika border to Mgahinga park headquarters and it is just 3- 4 hours’ drive. Flying from Kigali is an amazing option since it will take you such a short period of time by saving your transport and accommodation fee.

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