Located in the twin town of Boabeng and Fiema in the Nkoranza North District of the Bono region is Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. In the early part of the 1970s, the sanctuary was built and covers a total land area of about 4.5 km2, with about 650 monkeys of different species living in the forest. TheBoabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary even though is mentioned as being in the town of Boabeng-Fiema, is actually a few meters away from the town, lying just at the outskirt of the two twin communities.
Inhabitants of the community take responsibility for the welfare of the monkeys wholeheartedly and regularly provide them with foods such as banana and other edible fruits. Aside monkeys, Boabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary is also quite famous for its variety of tree species, Deer, reptiles, and birds. More than eighty percent of the monkey population is the Mona and Pied Colombus monkeys. There is a tradition in the community which prevents individuals from hunting or killing the monkeys and i must say this has helped preserve the monkeys for decades, making the community the safest place of abode for the monkeys as their survival is guaranteed through the community’s traditions.
One interesting thing also is a special burial by the chief priest of the town is given to any monkey that dies either through accident or a natural cause because the people believe the monkeys are sacred animals in whom friendly spirits reside. In terms of accommodation after a long day trip, worry not because the sanctuary also has a guesthouse for tourists who intend to stay beyond a day and would need a place to stay for the night. There are also Tour Guides at the sanctuary who are always available and on standby to take visiting tourists on a tour of one of Ghana’s most famous and modern eco-tourism destinations.