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This is a 3-day birding watching tour in the Sierra Leone’s Principal Nature Reserve on Tiwai Island in the Moa River.
Depart Freetown for Tiwai Island, departing 8AM, taking an early lunch in Bo. Arrive at Tiwai Island c. 3pm, with time to rest at camp following transfer to Tiwai Island by boat from Kambama. After arrival and a bit of a rest, take a late afternoon/early evening boat trip up the Mao River in an engine-powered boat. Take in spectacular views of Tiwai Island and the neighbouring mainland, looking out for some 135 species of birds and other wildlife.
In the morning, walk the forests of Tiwai Island accompanied by a local guide, to get a full-day birding and other wildlife viewing in the tropical forest with lunch in the jungle.
In the morning, set off early into the forest with binoculars in hand to watch for birds. After your walk or at a time convenient to you, depart Tiwai Island and head to Freetown via Bo. If you wish, you can have lunch in Bo, before continuing your journey to Freetown.
Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-Tailed Hawk, African Goshawk, White-Breasted Guineafowl,Egyptian Plover, White-Headed Lapwing, Western Bronze-Naped Pigeon, Yellow-Billed Turaco, Great Blue Turaco, Levailant’s Cuckoo, Long-Tailed Nightjar, Cassin’s Spinetail, Sabine’s Spinetail, Chocolate-Backed Kingfisher, Blue-Breasted Kingfisher, Black Bee-Eater, Broad-Billed Roller, Piping Hornbill, Yellow-Casqued Hornbill White-Crested Hornbill, Yellow-Throated Tinkerbird, Cassin’s Honeybird, Little Green Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Fire-Bellied Woodpecker, White-Throated Blue Swallow, Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike, Swam Palm Bulbul, Little Greenbul, Honey guide Greenbul, Western Nicator, White-Tailed Alethe, Olive-Green Camaroptera, White-Browed Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut Wattle-Eye, Brown Illadopsis, Capuchin Babbler, Tit Hylia, Buff-Throated Sunbird, Johanna’s Sunbird, Many-Coloured Bush-Shrike, Western Black-Winged Oriole, Shinning Drongo, Forest Chestnut-Winged Starling, Black-Necked Weaver, Blue-Billed Malimbe.