Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Wildlife Sanctuary is found at Boaben and Fiema, twin communities 22 kilometers away from the Nkoranza North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana. The 4.4 kilometer square (km²) forest, believed to have been created in the 1970s, houses many trees, birds, reptiles, deer and monkeys. It is a home for about 700 monkeys. The village is a community where monkeys and human beings live together. The inhabitants in the village always leave food outside their homes for the animals. The monkeys see human beings as their own. The monkeys in the sanctuary are protected by the traditional laws on the area. The sanctuary serves as a national tourist site and is accessible by road.
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Emory_III
Andice, TX195 contributions
Mar 2021
There are lots of real hotels within an hour's drive of the refuge, but we just rolled the dice and showed up at the hostel. Not much is written about it. The hostel was similar to cabin-camping in the US, with a nearby shared shower and toilet. This was very very rustic but unforgettable because the friendly ranger gave us a black scorpion tour - the 6 inch bugs come out after a rain and are attracted to light. Each room was $10 - fans but no A.C. We had no reservation - but were the only party to stay there on a Monday evening. Because it is under s-l-o-w renovation, we did not really believe we arrived. One small sign announced that we had arrived. There is concrete rubble on all of the steps. Maybe only 6 back rooms functioning? But I slept just fine. In retrospect, it was just so memorable.

In the morning, we drove over to the Ticket Office the next morning, and started the tour. Only the tour guide feeds the monkeys - but he will place some food in your hand. The wild monkeys will jump onto your shoulder. Amazing. We brought extra bananas, and the ranger also fed these to the monkeys by our side. The souvenir shop offered hand made crafts at half the price you find in the cities. Good opportunity to support the local economy.
Written 4 April 2021
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Amanda S
Sacramento, CA25 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I arrived about 12 pm. I was alone with the tour guide which I enjoyed. We easily saw Monas and black and white Colobus monkeys. The Monas approached for food while the Colobus kept their distance.

The guide showed me how to hold the banana and peanuts so the monkeys were near me longer which was great! I could easily observe babies clinging to their mothers. The guide was kind and patient but couldn’t answer all my questions about the monkeys.

I was able to do another tour through the sanctuary by myself, but a local person ended up joining. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions plus told me more. With him I experienced the monkeys in an thrilling amplified way!

On a whim I decided to stay in the guest house and this was also a huge delight. The room was basic but clean and nicer than any place I have stayed while volunteering. The firm mattress was comfortable.

The caretaker, a young lovely lady, made my stay so very comfortable! Firstly and most importantly, she loaned me soap, slippers and a wrap so that I might shower while she washed my clothes. I gave her a donation though she didn’t ask for one. For about $3 US, she prepared a healthy dinner that was enough to feed me for breakfast also. I enjoyed hot tea in the shaded sitting area in the morning while watching monkeys and chickens roam and swing.

For just US$12 a night, this was a lovely quiet rural refuge that is beautiful and well taken care of. A highlight was also the soap provided at the sinks.

Very highly recommended tour and guest house experience!
Written 19 November 2019
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tobi7894
Osnabrück, Germany8 contributions
Aug 2019
The monkey sanctuary is a nice place, the forest and the monkeys are a good attraction. On the weekends they just open a small office in Boabeng Fiema. Our young guide was not talking too much, but thanks to our ghanian freinds he was giving some informations in Twi and they translated them.
Written 23 August 2019
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Legend
Damongo, Ghana4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Best African Tradition, They Monkeys are the best.
They are best Tour Guides over there who will help u in your tour.
Written 24 July 2019
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YellaBreezy
Tamale, Ghana12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This Monkey Sanctuary is a home for about 700 monkeys. The village is a community where monkeys and human beings live together. It was awesome I must say.
Written 12 April 2019
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Maria Ignacia Vergara
Concepcion, Chile3 contributions
Jan 2019
Went with a group of exchange students and despite the place is not the easiest to find and the road to get there is not the best (no road in Ghana is so don't be surprised), it was totalky worth it. We got student discount and a nice guide that walked us through the flora and fauna of the place. The monkeys are in their natural habitat so there's no human intervention besides luring them with bananas and penuts.The monkeys are wild but totally friendly and used to people, so don't go if you don't want them near you, but if tou do (like me), this place is a must see
Written 19 February 2019
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70ava
Beijing, China1,002 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Arrival to this place is quite complicated, especially if you insist on getting there by tro tro and/or shared taxis. They have no real solution for that and they do not really care. However, the place is amazing, the story behind the place is one of those strange African legends that you never know and do not care whether they are historically correct or just based on imagination and belief. The monkeys - both the Mona and the Black and White Colobus are amazing. The Mona are friendly and will jump and touch you. The Colobus are shier, but much easier to get close to than any other location in Africa I have met them. It is a place where you can spend hours just watching those beautiful wild animals playing, fighting, stealing food, breast feeding , Truly fascinating place.
Written 29 January 2019
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Akosuashirley
Accra, Ghana303 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Went to Boabeng from kintampo waterfall. It was about an hours drive. The road is rough and very long but it was worth it.

Although it isnt impossible to go by public transport its probably best you rent a taxi esp if time isnt on your side

Entry fees: 5, 10 and 15ghc

There are only 2 types of monkeys there. They are a bit aggressive when grabbing food from you but are super friendly and fun to be around

The history/story around the first appearance of monkeys is super interesting and how well they live with the community is fun to watch

There are interesting trees (one you can climb) and different trails you can walk on.

There is a monkey cemetery as well and a beautiful story on how the monkeys always come home (community) to die
Written 7 September 2018
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Akriti Mattu
Bengaluru, India122 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary isn't just a place where monkeys habitat. They are considered sacred by the natives and even influence a considerable amount of life and death traditions of the nearby villages.
Written 28 August 2018
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jaryee
Adenta, Ghana25 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The ride from Sunyani was not easy , the road really bad and google map even got lost but when we finally made it, it was really worth it. The monkeys are really part of the community and were visible right from the parking lot. We could see them in the trees but also on top of houses . There is a short (20mn) and a long tour (45 mn) available. We took the short one and a very nice guide took us to the forest, just a few meters away. We started by buying some bananas and groundnuts . Our guide put much suspense in his story telling about the history of the place . In brief the monkeys are related to deities and harming them is forbidden and would ( and has) attract a curse. There is even a cemetery for them in the forest. We saw at least 20 monkeys and they jump gently on visitors if offered bananas. It was really pleasant and we had a lot of fun.
If it wasn't for the bad road I would give it a 10/10.
Written 13 May 2018
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