Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary is not only one of most favorite tourism spot in Volta region but also in whole Ghana.
You can play with lovely monkey and spend funny time in wildlife and nature in Volta region.
It is thought that about 200 years ago when the ancestors of current inhabitants of Tafi Atome arrived at the village, the monkeys were believed to be messengers of the gods and their protectors.
However, when Christianity became the main religion in the 1980’s, the villagers lost their reverence for the animals. To protect the monkeys and the forest they live in, this sanctuary was created in 1993 by a coalition of villagers , public institutions and NGO.
Tafi Atome Visitor center is created at that time.
When you reach Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary , you visit this visitor center first.
You can get many information on activities to enjoy monkey sanctuary.
Of course you can play with the monkey , for example , feeding , petting, and even taking a walking tour around the village as well as the mountains.
Visitors also have the opportunity to see the daily activities of local people through cultural village tour, and partake in activities such as kente weaving palm oil production or fufu pounding and so on.
There are many tourists at the Monkey sanctuary from all walks of life, private tourists , local Ghanaians visitors etc.
Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary is located 45min far away by car from Hohoe.
There are buses from big cities like Kumasi , Ho, Accra etc to Hohoe.
It takes 5 hours from Accra to Hohoe. Trotro is also available from Ho it takes 1and half hours.
Mainly, When tourists visit Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary , they stay at a Guest House close to the monkey sanctuary , it costs around 35GHS per a person for one night. Another way is to stay at Hohoe. Hohoe has many accommodations.