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The Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (BFMS) 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.

BFMS location in Ghana

Satellite image of BFMS and trail system

The sanctuary shelters two species of diurnal monkeys (Colobus vellerosus and Cercopithecus campbelli lowei) and one species of galago (Galagoides demidovii), a nocturnal primate.

Colobus vellerosus

Cercopithecus campbelli lowei

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.

Lush forest at BFMS

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.