Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Volta Region


Tafi Atome is located in the Volta region not far off the main road from Ho to Hohoe on a 387 acres of land. Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary is a natural habitat where True Mona monkeys are conserved.

In 1993 the land around the village of Tafi Atome was set aside as a sanctuary for the Mona Monkey population that lived in the forest that are seen as sacred.

When the people of the village first migrated to the area they carried with them their fetish beliefs that revolved around the tortoises and the monkey.

  • The biggest draw is obviously seeing the groups of mona monkeys that live in the surrounding forest. The most ideal time to see the monkeys are in the early hours of the morning, but tours can be arranged throughout the day. Bananas are provided as part of your entrance fee, and if the monkeys are willing they will take them directly from your hands. Because the monkeys are now habituated to humans, they are even willing to climb on your arms and shoulders. This is safe and the monkeys are not aggressive.
  • A tour of the surrounding forest is also included. This is an excellent chance to see some of the local flora and fauna.
  • The cemetery. Ask your tour guide to show you the local cemetery, located in the forest along the “Cemetery Trail.” Be respectful when visiting the cemetery.
The village is easily accessible along the main Ho-Hohoe road, making it a possible daytrip destination from both cities.

 

Also visit Wli waterfalls & Mountain Afadja (Highest in Ghana)

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