Golden Monkey Trekking

Reviews of Golden Monkey Trekking

Good(87%) From 20 travellers
Excellent
11
Good
7
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 20 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J & Mrs S from UK
Date: 20-Aug-2019 Based at: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Golden Monkeys

A very gentle trek and the monkeys are great fun and come very close. We did it as an acclimatisation day which worked very well

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Ms. K from Laramie
Date: 7-Aug-2019 Based at: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Overall:
Good
Good

Golden Monkey Trekking review

The Golden Monkey Trek was very fun.

The monkeys ended up coming out of the forest, so we saw them very quickly. Although at first we were disappointed we didn't see them in the forest, it ended up being great! We were able to get amazing pictures with the monkeys, and the hour with them flew by. The hike was more of a "hard walk" so is very easily doable.

The walk also had amazing scenery and backdrops with the volcanoes, and we were able to see various landscapes and the villages nearby.

So glad we did this!

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ERinSTL from Saint Louis
Date: 2-Jul-2019 Based at: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Golden Monkey Trekking review

We were lucky to hit the golden monkeys on a day when they weren’t too far away. We had about an hour – still a trek – of walking each way. It always seems longer returning because you don’t have the anticipation to spur you on.

Our hour with the golden monkeys was extremely enjoyable. The essentially ignored our presence, so we had some pretty close encounters. One monkey ran across my path and nearly stepped on my feet. Their behaviors climbing in the trees, balancing on branches, pulling leaves to eat, is fascinating, and so nearly human!

Hiring a porter is definitely worthwhile. Even if you believe you won’t need one, it’s good for the economy. The good it does is far in excess of the modest cost.

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Ms & Mr P from USA
Date: 18-May-2019 Based at: Bisate Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Golden Monkey Trekking review

While most come to Rwanda to embark on a gorilla trekking experience, the golden monkeys should not be overlooked!

They are incredible to observe!

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Mr F & family from Belgium
Date: 5-Feb-2019 Based at: Bisate Lodge
Overall:
Good
Good

Golden Monkey Trekking review

Rather easy trekking to these very beautiful primates. We found them digging potatoes in the fields next to the forest, they were not shy at all and you approach them very close, sometimes a bit strange that they are (already) so used to humans...

One big photo opportunity, no need to bring your telephoto!

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Mr P. from Stanmore
Date: 31-Jan-2019 Based at: Bisate Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Golden Monkey Trekking review

a real fun morning out

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Mrs Winnie from Geneva
Date: 15-Jan-2019 Based at: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Overall:
Good
Good

good

It was our first contact with monkeys they were very close to us and easy to film

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Mr + Mrs M from Vancouver
Date: 26-Sep-2018 Based at: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Overall:
Average
Average

Golden Monkey Trekking review

The Golden Monkey trek was well handled, but nothing special.

It would be better to do a 2nd day of gorilla trekking, as many people did.

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Jenny from Faversham
Date: 26-Sep-2018 Based at: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

a good pre-gorilla trip

The walk to 'find' the monkeys was really enjoyable. We were a big group, but that didn't negatively impact either the walk or the monkey experience. The guides are informative and fun. I'm pleased I understood that hiring a porter is a good way of contributing to the local economy.

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Mr P. from Chilterns
Date: 20-Sep-2018 Based at: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Golden Monkey Trekking review

A great visit.

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