Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Ghana, West Africa


About Boabeng-Fiema

The Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is located in central Ghana, near Techiman in the Brong Ahafo region. It is a large forest fragment, associated with two villages, Boabeng and Fiema. It shelters two species of diurnal monkeys (Colobus vellerosus and Cercopithecus campbelli lowei) and one species of galago (Galagoides demidovii), a nocturnal primate. BFMS is located in the forest-savanna transition zone of Ghana, more specifically in the dry semi-deciduous forest zone. The forest at BFMS is a mosaic of primary forest from the forest zone, woodland savanna, secondary forest and riparian forest. The forest shelters a sacred grove.

The Management Committee operates a small guesthouse near the forest, where visitors can spend the night. The caretaker can also prepare meals on request. The guesthouse is only 10 minutes walk from Boabeng, and about 15-20 minutes walk from Fiema.


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