Golden monkey tracking in volcanoes National Park Rwanda

These are items that you should pack for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

What You Should Pack For Golden Monkey Tracking In Volcanoes Rwanda

What you should pack for Golden monkey tracking in volcanoes Rwanda: Visitors for golden monkey tracking in volcanoes in Rwanda need to know a couple of key items that they need to pack to have a memorable experience provided that tracking golden monkeys is a bit challenging and strenuous. Rwanda is known as one of the destinations with several tourist attractions and activities that visitors can engage in while on vacation to Rwanda.

There are numerous activities in Rwanda for tourists which include the ultimate gorilla trekking safaris conducted in Volcanoes National park, Chimpanzee tracking done in Nyungwe Forest National Park, hiking safaris to Virunga mountain ranges, Kigali city tours, genocide memorial site tours, Rwanda cultural village tours, sport fishing on Lake Kivu, game drive safaris in Akagera National park among several attractive touristic activities.

In addition to the above activities, there comes a unique Golden monkey an amazing activity that you can participate in on your Rwanda tour. Golden monkey tracking happens in Volcanoes National Park, a park that is also famous for endangered Mountain gorillas. Volcanoes national park also offers hiking safaris as it harbors. Different dormant Volcanoes including mount Karisimbi, Muhabura, Gahinga,  Bisoke, and Mount Bisoke where the habituated golden monkey troops in the park can be traced.

Visitors hiking the Virungas mountain ranges will get a chance to access the habituated golden monkeys. Tourists are given only one hour as they see the golden monkeys and here they can learn how they behave, eat, copulate, and many other activities associated with golden monkeys. For tourists intend or wishing to participate in this unique activity, you will need to pack different items to ensure that you are well equipped to not miss out on any action of this amazing activity and these are items that you should pack for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park;

Well-made comfortable hiking shoes: Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National park involve hiking in forested areas in search of habituated Golden rare golden monkeys, you can also hike the Virunga Mountains. This means that visitors will need comfortable hiking shoes that won’t disturb you during hiking. Hiking mountains such as Sabinyo and Karisimbi in search of golden monkeys is very strenuous because of the steep that tends to be slippery and therefore having comfortable hiking shoes will enable you to navigate through the mountains to the peak in the shortest period possible, hiking shoes can as well prevent you from being pierced by thorns and being hit by stones you may encounter on trails though this is not common.

Insect repellent: The fact volcanoes national park harbors different wildlife species, we cannot rule out that some of the wildlife especially insects inhabiting the forests might be disease-causing insects which might infect you the visitor when taken for granted while on your Golden monkey tracking safaris. The forests and conditions of Volcanoes National park favor the breeding cycles for mosquitoes which are many and can bite you and cause you malaria sickness and thus we recommend that the visitor or tourist carry the insect repellant to avoid such insects that might at the end exploit your travel experience.

Bird watching equipment such as binoculars and cameras: Volcanoes National Park is also one of the best birding destinations in Rwanda with over 370 species of bird species which you can see while participating in bird-watching safaris.  Birding safaris in Volcanoes national park is most amazing and rewarding with the potential of seeing more than 90 specifies of birds per day. However, you will need a camera and binocular to enable you to see the distant birds and also take pictures of your favorite bird species. The common bird species in Volcanoes National Park include Rwenzori turaco, African Ruwenzori,   Ruwenzori nightjar, red-faced woodland, Handsome Francolin, Grey-throated tit red-faced woodland warbler among other different bird species.

You need also to pack painkillers: With a lot of Hiking needed for you to engage in Golden Monkey trekking in Rwandans Volcanoes National park, there is a possibility that you may get exhausted and get some muscular pain and joint pain stretch. By carrying pain killers you will be able to treat these pains individually and the safari continues without necessarily sitting back and wait for your recovery.

Best hiking/ tracking attire: With hiking being common in volcanoes national park, visitors, particularly for hiking, should pack the right clothing for hiking such as long-sleeved shirts and trousers, hiking gumboots, gloves, and waterproof bags and coats. Such a pack will prevent you from piecing bushes, landing in muddy waters, and prevent you from biting insects and ants. Weather in Volcanoes national park is hard to predict and anytime it can rain and thus you must be well equipped with raincoats just in case to avoid inconveniences during your safari tours in Volcanoes National park.

Packing of lunch/snacks: It is important to acknowledge that while participating in gorilla trekking safaris, golden monkey tracking safaris, and mountain hiking safaris in Volcanoes National Park you pack your lunch or any other snacks on your back. Such safaris in Volcanoes National park take a long time and they may last for about 7 to 9 hours. Without lunch, you can feel hungry because of the physical demanding of the activities involved. Have the best moments and experience Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park by packing such items.

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