Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the many wildlife conservatory sanctuaries in Ghana and houses a lot of animals ranging from the biggest to the smallest animals.
The wildlife is very common to animals like Buffaloes, antelopes crocodiles, baboons ,bush pig, Duikers and of course our close friends the monkeys. These are just a few of the many animals i could remember as the ranger walked me through the vast land of the forest .
My journey started as early as 9am with a lot of annoying stop overs by the trotro driver which gradually landed me on the town of Kumawu.
Per the information i received from a friend who knows the Bomfobiri wildlife sanctuary, i boarded a taxi from the station to my destination only to realize half way a 45 minute drive that i was totally off course and where i was heading to has no place of my description so we made a comeback journey and made some enquiries which i was later given a correct description of the place as the Bomfobiri wildlife sanctuary..At first i only knew it as the place with buffaloes and antelopes. i went with a blind eye of the area….don’t try this because you might actually get lost .
So i was finally sure of the place i was going and we were supposed to go the wildlife sanctuary to register and have a tourist guide to take me to the wildlife sanctuary. We took off and got to the office after 15 mins and luck out of my side that day, no one was at the office as at 1pm so we sat down waiting for any of the officers to come around but we waited forever.
I guess luck had pity on me and sent a passerby who told us to go straight to the Bomfobiri wildlife santuary if no one is here because they have workers staying there so we took off and luckily we got there and they welcomed us but yet again luck left my side as i was told to still wait for the tour guide to come from the previous office i went .
I waited close to an hour before one of the workers decided to take me on the tour because the real tour guide was no where to be found .
I was sad an amateur was going to take me around but when i saw his gun and and cutlass in hand i said oh this guy can protect me …Lol, I mean who wants to get eaten by a lion or getting pinned down by the horns of raging bull…Yeah no one.
Along with my new tour guide we tarried on with him telling me interesting tales about the forest and the animals and i was shocked to find out that buffaloes and baboons actually roam here daily and as my excitement grew stronger to see those animals around he turned around and said ” But you wont see any animals today because you came at the wrong time ,the rainy season drives the animals deep into the forest so the best time to see them is to come around November which is the dry season.
With sadness all over me i looked away and blinked away the almost dropping tears in my eyes and then he said again dont worry lets go see the Rock lion and the water fall then you come back on November for the animals and then immediately my face brightened with excitement again. Yipeee !!!!
After close to an hour walk in the forest we came to the water fall where i sat rested for sometimes while enjoying the breezy wind from the waterfall and the protective claws of the rocks .
My journey ended with them charging me 15cedis only and some peanuts as take home diet…The place is totally siren and really good for sight viewers and if you want to really enjoy this place then go there around November because that’s the time you will see all the different type of species .