Tafi Monkey Sanctuary and Wli Waterfall, Ghana

Tafi Monkey Sanctuary and Wli Waterfall, Ghana

If you have read my post-How to travel around Ghana, you will know people told me all the Monkey in Tafi is Dead! And they don’t know where is Wli Waterfall. So, the other day, I had my 2nd attempt to go there and this time I finally met some local who knew something about their country:P It’s a LONG DAY afterall because it took me 3 1/2 hours from Somanya to Wli.

wli waterfall, ghana

A girl told me I didn’t need to travel all the way to Hohoe to get to Wli waterfall and there’s a shortcut on the way. The trick was I need to take a motorbike(around 10 Ghanian Dollars) at a junction through a dusty road to get there! Well, I took my chance because it’s faster(definitely not cheaper) and got to see the waterfall finally!!

wli waterfall at ghana
edgymix at wli waterfall, ghana

The waterfall..like I expected was JUST OK and I had seen better but it’s definitely an experience to get there. You can see some big trees on the way and it’s very interesting:)

at wli waterfall

Some local Ghanian family traveled all the way from Accra to there and they shared with me their local cusine-Apapransa.

girl from accra

I tried to google this local food but failed. I think they told me it’s a mix of maize with pepper and meat. If you know the exact name of this food and know what it is, please let me know.


Afterward, we tried to head back to the junction with the motorbike but the driver discovered there’s a puncture of the back tire of his bike. He tried to pump air to the tire every 10 mins so we can at least get back to the junction but we are JUST too heavy! So at the end he needed to call his friend to pick us up to the junction!

motorcycle at ghana

And I had to tell you guys when I traveled with Tro Tro that morning to get to Tafi, the Tro Tro broke down also so we had wasted a lot of time through out our journey! So, whenever you guys want to travel around Africa, just relax, this things always happened and if you do not chill out, you will just have a heart attack sooner or later:P At the end of the day, you will still reach your destination, it’s just you do not know how long………

tafi monkey sanctuary

Next we headed to Tafi Monkey sanctuary to see this unique monkey call Mona monkey. Please note on the internet , there’s so many fault information regarding how to get to this place. The sanctuary is NOT located in Hohoe, it’s located in Tafi which is closer to the south! When you arrived Tafi junction, you need to take another motorcycle(around 4 Ghanian Dollars) to get there!

mona monkey--ghana
mona nonkey at ghana
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mona monkey-ghana, africa

The Monkey was just so cute and if you go there in the morning while they were hungry, they would jumped into your arm and graped the bananas from you. Ahhhhh, I wished I got there earlier:P

edgymix at tafi monkey sanctuary

And I had been wasting time to drink my Guinness and watched the girl having her hair extension:P

Guinness at ghana

Anyway, it’s a fun day to relax. Until next time. Cheers

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  1. Such a fun adventure Tammy!
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  2. Manases Andrea says:

    Interesting places. Love the pictures with the monkey!

  3. How exciting!!! Great pictures!!!
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  4. The waterfall looks really amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  5. Dearest Tammy,
    That was yet another adventure for you. Those monkeys are cute and the waterfall is not spectacular. Getting there seems to be quite a challenge with the present infrastructure.
    What you ate…? You write ‘Maze’ but you mean of course Maize/Corn. Maybe here you get ideas about the Ghanaian cuisine: http://news.charlesayoub.com/index.php/article/7091/Ghanaian%20cuisine
    Stay well!

    • yea…it’s maize and the local people spell that word-aprepresan for me. I just tried to google the ghanian dish now and the word “aprapransa” come up and the food look exactly the same as what I ate there!!! I think that’s it-Aprapransa:)

  6. You travel to some of the most interesting places in the world. What made you pick Ghana?

    • I love Africa and I want to travel around west africa….Ghana is just on the way:) It’s definitely NOT my favorite country:P

  7. Lol Tammy it looks so amazing!! Love the photo of you with the monkey!! So funny! Kisses! xo

  8. Food looks nice.:)
    I liked the money in the first picture …
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  9. the pictures say it all FUN!!! that monkey looks great, its a pity i dont know the name of that ghana food but looks nice. great pictures tammy. enjoy!!!
    miss u loads.

  10. ha ha ha, Tammy – I admire you!!! I don’t know if I’d be enough perseverance to do it…
    I’m not so funky, I think or just the other way ;P

    Greetings from Berlin


  11. I would love to get as close to the monkies as you are! WOW, what a trip . . .

  12. I love West Africa, my father is half Ghanaian and they used to make jollof dishes and kenkey a lot. It’s a beautiful country. As always love your photos that you shared.
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  13. Aww, the monkey is so cute! Looks beautiful over therem with the big trees and the waterfalls and stuff. Great photos!

  14. amazingly beautiful, It reminds me of a place I visited in Costa Rica

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  15. So great pictures Tammy! Love the Monkeys ! And the waterfalls are just Breathtaking !

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