Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
This is a wonderful example of an ecotourism project that both protects the monkey population and supports the community.  The neighboring villages of Baobeng and Fiema located in the Nkoranza district was created in 1974.

How to Visit
The easiest way to visit the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is to stay a night in Techiman.  We recommend the newly established Encom Hotel which also happens to have a great restaurant serving the typical continental and Ghanaian food.  You will need to first take a shared taxi 25km to Nkoranza where you will then take another shared taxi towards Fiema which is about 25km.  The entire trip should take about an hour.

Black and white Colobus monkeys sit in a tree on the outskirts of the village.

The monkeys at the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary are protected as they are considered sacred, there is even a monkey cemetery.

Monkey tours are short walks through the semi-deciduous forest surrounding the village.  Pictured above is Rashed on our last Ghana tour.  We will visit the village on our Ghana tour in December of 2012.

The mona monkey population is estimated to be about 400 individuals living in troops of 15-50 animals.

Our 2011 Ghana Tour group visiting the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.

A traveler on our Ghana tour 'monkeys around' at the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.
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