Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary is a traditional sacred grove conservation established in 1996 under the direction of a Peace Corps Volunteer as a community-based ecotourism project. Tafi Atome is the home of Mona and Patas monkeys. The sanctuary is located in the south of Hohoe in the Volta region of Ghana.
The monkeys were found living in the tropical forest around the small village of Tafi-Atome and had been sacred because it was believed they were messengers to the gods. In 1996, the village began broader efforts to protect the forest and monkeys, as well as to offer tours for visitors.
Established in 1996
A community – based ecotourism project
The home of different monkey species