Mayor Aki-Sawyerr visits Sierra Leone’s amazing national park

I had a serene Christmas break at the Outamba-Kilimi National Park in Northern Sierra Leone. So exciting to see monkeys jumping from branch to branch in towering cotton trees and to enjoy the brilliance of what seemed like a thousand stars in the night sky. The highlight was a canoe ride down the Little Scarcies River where we stopped to watch a family of hippos frolicking in the water! We followed an elephant’s trail as we hiked through the forest and I literally put my feet in the elephant’s footprints. So much to see and do! We’ll have to visit again because I am determined to catch a glimpse of the lions and leopards that the camera tracker captured. Back in Freetown now, smiling as I think of the trip, amazed at what our country has to offer.