The Bobiri Forest and Butterfly Sanctuary is a 54-square-kilometer piece of virgin semi-deciduous tropical rainforest with one of Ghana’s greatest ecotourism visitor centers and guesthouses. Bobiri’s enormous trees, diverse bird population, beautiful butterfly garden (showcasing the sanctuary’s 400+ butterfly species), and arboretum with plant labels are all worth seeing. A different mural painting by a talented local artist may be found in each room of the guesthouse and visitor center.
The forest is beautiful at any time of year, but butterflies are most plentiful from March to June, with May being the most active and visible between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on warm, bright days. Hiking requires sturdy footwear, as well as rain gear during the wet season.
The guesthouse, which is adjacent to the visitors center, has four rooms with two double beds and a self-contained bath with a shower, as well as two single units with one double bed and shared bath flush toilets, as well as linens, towels, and mosquito netting. Camping is also an option. At the guesthouse, meals are made by an on-site cook, and beverages are offered. Hotels may be found in Ejisu and the surrounding communities of Kumasi, which are 30 kilometers away.
6 am to 6 pm daily (hikes offered 6 am – 4 pm)
Bobiri is located right off the main Accra-Kumasi Road, with signs pointing to the Kubease turnoff. Take the 3.5-kilometer unpaved route from the settlement to the visitor center. Request to be left off at Kubease on the trotro from Accra, and then rent a cab or walk the 3.5 km to the guesthouse. Take a trotro from Kumasi to Ejisu, then hire a taxi or take another trotro to Kubease.
Phone: +233 54 127 9736