3 Days Sierra Leone Birding Tour

This is a 3-day birding watching tour in Sierra Leone’s Principal Nature Reserve on Tiwai Island in the Moa River.

Highlights

  • Birding
  • boat transfer
  • primate lookout

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Transfer to Tiwai Island


Depart Freetown for Tiwai Island, departing at 8 AM, taking an early lunch in Bo. Arrive at Tiwai Island c. 3 pm, 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 neighboring mainland, looking out for some 135 species of birds and other wildlife.

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Day 2: Full day birding


In the morning, walk the forests of Tiwai Island accompanied by a local guide, to get a full-day birding and other wildlife viewings in the tropical forest with lunch in the jungle.

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, Honeyguide 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.

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Day 3: Early morning Forest Walk, Depart Tiwai


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.

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End of tour


Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included in the 3 Days Sierra Leone birding Tour


  • Accommodation
  • Tour Guide & Driver
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in the destination location
  • Meals

What’s excluded in the 3 Days Sierra Leone birding Tour


  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Extras

When to book the safari package?


Last-minute inquiries can be made but preferably 2 weeks booking is advised.

Best Time to Travel


October to May is a good time.

NOTE: Tour details are provided upon booking.

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