Travelers coming from Accra have likely grown accustomed to the coastal tropics and plentiful palms. Venturing to Northern Ghana provides an amazing change of scenery as the environment transitions into savannah lands and more arid climates. A troop of monkeys, who thrive in this environment, now call Sawla View home. They are extremely entertaining to watch and typically very friendly, but as with all animals, discretion should be used when interacting with wildlife.
Monkeys are best viewed from your room's back patio during the morning or late afternoon hours.
The monkeys which can be viewed at Sawla View Lodge are patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas), also known as the wadi monkey or hussar monkey. They are a ground-dwelling monkeys distributed over semi-arid areas of West Africa, and into East Africa. It is the only species classified in the genus Erythrocebus.