Nature and Wildlife

These are areas in Sierra Leone which have undoubted eco-tourism potential but this still needs to be developed in a structured and responsible manner for the most economic visit for communities in the area. Unfortunately, some of these sites are also threatened by human influences such as logging, mining, agriculture, fishing and hunting. In some cases access is also an issue. If you wish to visit these sites please make arrangements well ahead of time. Please contact the National Conservation Society of Sierra Leone if you want more specific information on these areas.

Yawri Bay Yawri Bay has rich tidal mudflats and mangroves, which are home to tens of thousands of birds for a third of the year. It supports a major local fishing industry. Location of Yawri Bay Found on the southwestern coast of ...

June 24, 2009

Kangari Hills Forest Reserve The forest reserve at Kangari Hills is home to an important forest wildlife community, including forest and savanna dependent birds, chimpanzees and elephants. Location of Kangari Hills Forest Reserve This reserve is ...

June 24, 2009

Kambui Hills Forest Reserve The Kambui Hills Forest reserve, which is found in the southeast of the country, is classified as a production forest reserve for the supply of timber to local and international markets. The reserve is situated on the ...

June 24, 2009

Tingi Hills The Tingi Hills is the easternmost outlying forest in Sierra Leone. It has the second highest peak in Sierra Leone, the Sankan Birriwa. The scenic undulating nature of the topography and the rich game and plant ...

June 23, 2009

Mamunta Mayosso Wildlife Sanctuary This site is important for its variety of vegetation types and is one of the few areas in Sierra Leone holding the threatened Dwarf Crocodile. The site is important for the economy and culture of the local people and is ...

June 23, 2009

Western Area Peninsula Forest This reserve is probably the westernmost remnant of West African rain forest. Its fauna and flora are rich and are more affected by seasonal changes than those of the lowland forests in the east. Its situation close to ...

June 23, 2009

Outamba-Kilimi National Park Outamba-Kilimi is the only extensive area of savanna woodland and grass savanna, which has any protection in Sierra Leone. Its primate population, especially the chimpanzee population, is exceptional, and it has ...

June 23, 2009

Lake Sonfon and Environs This site is situated in a remote area in the mountainous northeast of the country. It is a symbol of traditional belief and place of cultural ceremonies of the local people. Location Lake Sonfon is found in the Diang ...

June 23, 2009

Gola Forest Reserve The Gola Forest is the largest area of lowland rain forest remaining in Sierra Leone, and is one of the most important sites for the conservation of threatened wildlife in the ountry. The three forest reserves, which ...

June 23, 2009

Gola Forest Reserve The Gola Forest is the largest area of lowland rain forest remaining in Sierra Leone, and is one of the most important sites for the conservation of threatened wildlife in the ountry. The three forest reserves, which ...

June 23, 2009

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