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Are you planning to trek golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, what is the age limit for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park? Golden Monkey tracking refers to visiting the rare and very beautiful golden monkeys in their natural environment. Volcanoes national park is the only place in Rwanda where you can see golden monkeys.it has two habituated golden monkey communities for trekking every day, these communities have about 80 members each and the number of visitors is not limited. The activity starts at the park headquarters at 7:00am with briefing on dos and don’ts by the park wardens and later the park guides and rangers lead you to the forest to find them, you can walk for 30minutes to hours depending on the location and movement of the golden monkeys, once you find them you are allowed to view and stay with them for only one hour and after you return.
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is also known as Parc Des Vulcan’s in French and Pariki Yigihugu yibirungu in Kinyarwanda (Local language) which is found in North-Eastern in a small town called Musanze, Rwanda in East Africa. It is the only destination in Rwanda where you can trek golden monkeys. Volcanoes National park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda and East Africa and one of the oldest parks in Africa, it is a home to the endangered apes and primates that include the Mountain Gorillas and golden Monkeys, there also many species of birds, Monkeys, trees, forest hogs, bushbucks among others in the forest as well as the unique culture. Volcanoes national park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area including five extinct volcanoes namely; Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Karisimbi and Mountain Bisoke. Gorilla tourism in Volcanoes National park has earned Rwanda economic development as it has attracted more visitors every year. Gorilla trekking is a life time experience of seeing the endangered gorillas in their natural environment and half of the population of the remaining gorillas is found in East Africa.
Volcanoes National Park is managed by Rwanda development board which is a government body governing all tourism activities in Rwanda as well as volcanoes national park. The tropical forest boarders Uganda’s Mgahinga national park and DR Congo’s Virunga National park and these primates have always crossed either sides, this has enhanced conservation efforts from these three countries to protect the endangered Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.
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What is the Minimum and Maximum age for golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes?
The Age limit for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park is 15 years. The authorities at the Park in Rwanda are very strict on this, so kindly make sure all the travelers for this trek are 15 or older. There is no Maximum age for golden Monkey trekking provided you are an adult and able to trek.
In cases of Minors, we always encourage our clients to provide us with copies of their pass port, before booking and securing the gorilla permits. Children being under age does not stop you from coming along with them for your golden monkey trekking, as you engage in the trek, we can get them busy through variety of activities such as nature walk around the hotel, Games, or community visit to keep them busy as they wait for you.
What is the cost of golden monkey trekking permits in Rwanda?
The permits for golden monkeys trekking in Rwanda cost USD100 per person per trek for Non-foreign Residents, USD65 for foreign residents and the beauty about the trek in Rwanda is that it does not limited the people who are to participate in the trek. The golden monkey tracking permits allows you to view the monkeys, take photographs and stay in their environment for one hour once you find them in the forest. The monkeys are easily found since most of them live just right below the Volcanoes Mountain and can be seen swinging from the bamboo trees in the forest. The monkeys also move out in the open and feast on the cones and food in the fields owned by the farmers near the forest making it easy for the tourists to see them as they swing back and forth. You will be guided by forest guides and armed rangers on the day of the trek in the forest.
How to get to volcanoes national park?
Age limit for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda. To trek golden Monkeys in Rwanda in Volcanoes national park, you are required to secure Rwanda visa at USD30 at Kigali international Airport or any of the boarder points into Rwanda. The park can be accessed by road and its only 2 hours’ drive from Kigali city and about an hour drive from Cyanika boarder of Uganda and Rwanda. We use 4×4 vehicles for our all-inclusive packages that are very comfortable for your road trip to Volcanoes national park. For entry into the park, you will need to have secured permit for any of the activity of your choice or paid park entrance fees. Our safaris start in Kigali at 8:00am and anywhere in Rwanda as we can customize your trip.
Where to stay to trek golden monkeys in Volcanoes?
We ensure you stay in a good, clean, comfortable and beautiful lodge/camp is ideal for an incredible golden monkey safari. There are many lodges and hotels in volcanoes national park ranging from budget to luxury, namely; Bisate lodge and Virunga lodge are luxury options, Sabinyo silverback lodge, five volcanoes lodge, Le bamboo Mountain gorilla lodge are Midrange options to consider, Kinigi guesthouse, Hotel Muhavura and gorilla volcanoes lodge are some of the budget hotels. The hotel rooms can sell out quickly especially during the high season, your accommodation choice needs to booked in advance for your visit to volcanoes national park.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris to see golden Monkeys in Rwanda
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing golden monkey trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about what is the age limit for golden monkey tracking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park.