Virunga National Park is one of the most diverse tropical rain forests and oldest national parks in Africa mostly famous for mountain gorilla trekking in Congo, among other activities done in the Virunga park include golden monkey trekking, Nyirangongo volcano hike, bird watching, Nature walks, Chimpanzee tracking and Habituation Is golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park worth the money?
YES, golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park is worth the money, it is one of the unique activities to do in Virunga National Park for any traveler visiting Congo and is interested in seeing golden monkeys in their natural habitat. Golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park, this takes 3 to 4 hours, half day or full day depending on the movement of the monkeys in the forest, once they are found you will stay for one hour with these amazing shy monkeys to watch them eating, resting and playing great experience and worth the money.
How is golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park worth the money?
Golden Monkey trekking is one of the major activities mostly booked by travelers visiting Virunga National Park and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable worth the money spent.
What you pay for golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park that is for the golden monkey permit and park entrance fees, this gives you an opportunity to learn more about how the endangered habituated golden monkeys that are still surviving in Virunga National Park as this gives you a great travel and learning experience. Money spent on golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park through your golden monkey trekking permit and park entrance fees also helps to benefit the local communities that leave around Virunga National Park this in turn encourages the local communities to conserve and protect these golden monkeys since their importance is known by the local communities through the percentage of the money they receive every year off the permit and park entrance fees paid by tourists who do golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park. This money goes directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park worth.
Below are the popular golden monkey trekking safaris in Virunga National Park for you to choose from;
3 Days golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park
4 Days golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park
How to book golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park
You will need to have your golden monkey trekking permit secured in advance to confirm that you are booked for golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of golden monkey trekking permits online with the Virunga National Park once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your golden monkey permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park. It is advised to book your permits in advance atleast 2-3 months prior your visit given the fact these sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
Best time to do golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park
The best time to do golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Congo with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in the Forests, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the golden monkeys offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear and its is muddy and slippery in the forest however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact golden monkeys don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons.
Where to stay on your golden monkey trekking safari in Virunga National Park
Where to stay in this park ranges from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Bukima Tented Camp and Kibumba Tented Camp among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Tchegera Island Camp and Lulimbi Tented Camp among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include Mikeno Lodge fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you according.
How to get to Virunga Gorilla National Park
Golden monkey trekking in Congo is done in Virunga National Park which is located in the Eastern Part of Congo. You will fly to Kigali International Airport then connect to Gisenyi town; from Gisenyi town you will cross the Rwanda-Congo boarder to Goma town in DR Congo then drive towards the park headquarters of Virunga National Park from where you will do start the golden monkey trek from, it is approximately a 2 hours drive from Gisenyi town to reach the park headquarters.
Why book your golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla safari experiences to Congo, 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.