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GOLDEN MONKEY SAFARI TREKKING TOUR IN VOLCANOES PARK WITH AFRICANMECCA

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Rwanda’s elusive golden monkeys are among the rare primates that inhabit Volcanoes National Park. During your wilderness holiday in the reserve you can choose to foot travel the trail that will lead to the area populated by these beautiful creatures, who sport a striking coat of orange and black. These monkeys live in bamboo forests at the higher elevations of the Virunga mountains, as well as at the foot of Sabyinyo Mountain. Given the scientific name of Cercopithecus mitis kandti, the golden monkey is considered to be a subspecies of the more familiar Sykes monkey.

Should you hope to visit them on your primate vacation in Rwanda, do remember to work with your consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris to procure the necessary permit. Your trek to their habitat will begin after breakfast, at 7:30 a.m. Those who need the assistance of porters to carry photographic and other equipment can hire them at the base point of the trek. Guests are divided into groups of 8 each and an expert guide is assigned to each cohort. As you hike along the trail, enjoy the beauty of the flora and spot some of the stunning 178 bird species that Volcanoes National Park is famous for. As you will learn on your trip, you could be viewing one of the two troops that are habituated to human presence, the largest numbering about 80 to 100 members. These troops are used to human onlookers, and you can therefore spend time near them without frightening them away.

When you near the monkeys, your guide will point them out in the trees and you can watch as they swing above, foraging for food. Take all the photographs you want, but be warned that they are quick and active and make for challenging subjects. On rare occasions, you may even spot these fascinating creatures grooming one another on the forest floor. You’re allowed to spend an hour in their company before it is time to trek back to the park headquarters.

Other Activities Around Volcanoes National Park

1. Golden Monkey Trek

2. Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village Tour

3. Dian Fossey Grave Shrine Tour

4. Musanze Caves Tour

5. Mount Karisimbi Hike

6. Mount Bisoke Hike

7. Buhanga Forest Eco-Park Tour

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WHERE TO STAY IN VOLCANOES
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WHERE TO STAY IN VOLCANOES

Volcanoes has varied accommodations, from the forest luxuries of Bisate Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge to One&Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge. The deluxe option is Virunga Lodge to the modest Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

GUIDE ON VOLCANOES PARK
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GUIDE ON VOLCANOES PARK

In the heart of Africa is a distinctive, mountainous utopia, namely Volcanoes National Park. The rainforests on these highland slopes are home to the endangered mountain gorillas, other primates and fauna.

BEST TIME TO VISIT VOLCANOES
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BEST TIME TO VISIT VOLCANOES

Many guests who visit Volcanoes National Park to experience gorilla primate trekking pick the drier months, since trails are less muddy and there is less likelihood of getting drenched by an impromptu shower.

GORILLA FAMILY GROUPS IN VOLCANOES
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GORILLA FAMILY GROUPS IN VOLCANOES

Should you plan a gorilla viewing expedition to Volcanoes National Park, you will learn that the park has ten resident gorilla families that are habituated to the presence of humans.

SAFARI & TOUR IN VOLCANOES
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SAFARI & TOUR IN VOLCANOES

The primary activity at Volcanoes Park is gorilla trekking. Other tours are golden monkey treks, Dian Fossey Grave Shrine and Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village Tours, Mount Karisimbi or Mount Bisoke hikes etc.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • AfricanMecca Safaris offers incredibly knowledgeable and skilled services! Our travel arrangements for 2 months of volunteering with TEACH Rwanda in country were made quickly and economically. Honored to work with Raza!
    Janet Brown - TEACH Rwanda Founder - United States
  • I just returned from a month in Africa, specifically Rwanda & Kenya. I am left breathless with my experience. AfricanMecca Safaris coordinated the entire trip for me and left no detail, nothing for me to do.
    Carol Bobb - Pennsylvania, United States
  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
    Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
    Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you.
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • Rwanda was amazing. The accommodations, food, and guides AfricanMecca arranged were great. Raza also helped us through the complicated process of getting permits for gorilla trekking. AfricanMecca is a fantastic company to work with.
    Stephanie Weir - United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR VOLCANOES IN RWANDA

When visiting Volcanoes Park for your gorilla safari trek, we recommend combining it it with Akagera, Nyungwe and a city tour of Kigali. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Gishwati-Mukura ending with a beach vacation at Lake Kivu or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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