Day 01: Transfer from Freetown to Boma
Today we will pick you up for the trip to Tiwai Heritage Trail. There are 8 communities surrounding Tiwai Wildlife Sanctuary and the Trail was designed around the heritage of these eight forest edge communities and includes experiences linked to the cultural, historic and natural heritage of the Mende people that are its stewards. Karma Cola, a leading soft drink brand got their cola nuts (used in making the drink) from these communities. Due to the limited time you will visit 2 of these communities during your trip.
Depart Freetown for Boma, departing 8AM, taking an early lunch in Bo. Arrive at Boma at 3pm, with time to rest at camp. After a bit of a rest, take a late afternoon walk into the community to visit the heritage site and meet the community people.
In the evening eat dinner cooked by camp staff and rest at camp.
Overnight in a tent at the campsite.
Day 02: Transfer from Boma to Nianiahun & Kambama
Wake up to the sound of the stream and birds. After breakfast, you will then walk off the breakfast over the 1.5hr walk from Boma to Nianiahun. You will interact with community members to understand their culture & you will also visit the Heritage site ‘Koto-wule‐hun’ which looks like a formation of stones.
After lunch, you could make a quick stop at the waterfall before continuing your journey to Kambama where you will pass the night.
You will be welcomed at Kambama with a cultural performance.
Overnight in a tent at the Campsite.
Day 03: Day trip to Tiwai Wildlife Sanctuary and depart to Freetown
After breakfast, take 5-minute walk to the dock at Kambama and another 5-minute boat ride to Tiwai island Wildlife Sanctuary. Upon arrival at the island, you will walk the forests of Tiwai Island accompanied by a local guide, experiencing the thrill of tracking the 11 different species of primates, 135 species of birds and some 800 species of butterfly, as well as the footprints of mammals such as mongoose, wild pigs and that Pygmy Hippo. Not to mention the incredible plant life.
After the Forest walk, you are transferred back to Freetown.
Prices are subjected to changes at any moment if there is a rise in park entry fees, or changes in accommodation but in cases like that, we will inform the clients/agent as early as possible.
Lodges, hotels, and tented camps base their prices on double occupancy and charge an additional fee for solo travelers. If you are traveling alone but would like to share a room/tent, every effort will be made to match you with a roommate. You will be charged for the single occupancy, but refunded if you are matched with a roommate.
- 2 people $700/person
- 3+ people $600/person
- Accommodation at the Hotel/lodge in double/twin rooms.
- Meals and water as indicated
Not included in price:
- International or domestic flights
- Covid-19 test or vaccination
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel Insurances.
- All personal expenses