Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Chimps are one endangered species that has captured our hearts, because of their intelligence, closeness to human DNA, and their playfulness.
Set in the stunning boundaries of the Western Area National Park you will find the incredible Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The sanctuary opened in 1995, although the story started long before that. In 1988, the owners, Bala and Sharmila Amerasekaran, bought a sick chimpanzee on the street and nursed it back to health. This was a life altering experience as their fondness and knowledge of these animals grew. Sadly, they discovered the dangers that chimpanzees face in Sierra Leone and how they are treated in captivity. Over the years their hard work transpired into the creation of the sanctuary that stands today.
Outamba Kilimi National Park
This National Park was declared in 1995 and consists of two distinct areas separated by a 20km wide corridor (Outamba covering 74,100 ha and Kilimi extending to 36,800 ha). Vegetation comprises lowland forest and moist savannah woodland with linking corridors of grassland, closed woodland and gallery forest, used by elephants in migration. Nine primate species are present together with elephant, hippopotamus and other resident large mammals including leopards, savannah buffalo, duikers and water chevrotain. A survey in 1994 recorded 220 species of birds. Threats to the park include illegal hunting, burning and encroachment for cattle grazing.
Mamunta Mayosso Wildlife Sanctuary
The Mamunta Mayosso Wildlife Sanctuary is a game reserve in Tonkolili District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone. It is one of the few areas in the country that protects the threatened Dwarf Crocodile as well as being home to 252 bird species despite its small size. It is situated between Magburaka (30 km to the Northeast) and Yonibana (35 km to the Southwest).
Gola National Forest
The vision of Gola Rainforest National Park is to act as a catalyst for peace, prosperity and national pride in Sierra Leone, ensuring that its globally important habitats, biodiversity, environmental services and wider landscape are conserved and that neighboring communities are active environmental stewards of the natural resource base that underpins and enhances their livelihoods.
Wara Wara Mountain
The Wara Wara mountain is a magical place and ideal sport for the adventurous at heart. The mountain is located in the Kabala town in the Koinadugu district northern region around five hour drive from Freetown. The hill is made up of metamorphic and igneous rock and few shrubs that surround the hill. There are some many caves present within the Wara Wara hill. Also, there is a traditional and cultural belief existing about the hill in the Kabala town. It is strongly believe that whosoever want to be a Paramount chief of Kabala town must have to enter into the cave. Furthermore, there is also a traditional belief that a certain stone brought to the town by an old woman was used by barrel women wanting to become pregnant through just by touching the stone. However, the area is good for hiking, camping and wildlife viewing.