Do you want to have a friendly interaction with monkeys? Then the right place to be is Boabeng-Fiema Sanctuary. It is a famous example of traditional Africa conservation. Boabeng-Fiema is the only place in Africa where monkeys can be easily be viewed in this high numbers.
Location: It is nestled in between the two communities of Boabeng and Fiema near Techiman. in the Brong Ahafo Region
Size: It is a small protected area of 4.4 km2
Vegetation: The vegetation type is that of a forest type.
Key fauna: Though the sanctuary is small, it’s the home of about 500 Campbell’s Mona Monkeys, 200 Geoffrey’s Pied Colobus, variety of butterflies, birdlife and over 90 identified species of trees.
Other Features: The monkeys come home to interact with the local communities in the morning and late afternoon.
Tourist Site nearby:
Traditional cloth making at Boama, 20km from Techiman
The centre of Ghana close to Kintampo town
The Ancient Amowi Caves is close by
Bui National Park
Guided Tour: Available
Camping Facility: Available
Apoo festival is celebrated by the chiefs and people if Techiman and Wenchi
Kwafie Festival is a week long celebration which is held in November and December
Access: By road, the sanctuary is reached by Techiman on the main road north from Kumasi
Time for Visit: Throughout the year
Accommodation: 6 bedroom Guesthouse at sanctuary
Visitors must accord the indigenous people respect
No visitor must harm any animal
Light clothing is advised in the dry season
Heavy clothing is recommended in the raining season
Health facilities: There are about 6 government hospitals, 10 mission hospitals and about 9 privately owned clinics in the region