4 Day Short Liberia Safari Tour
4 Day Short Liberia Safari Tour
Sierra Leone is known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point during the slave trade.
- Historical site visits
- Visiting chimpanzees
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Roberts international airport and transfer to Monrovia city
Arrival in Liberia After immigration procedures welcomes to Liberia. You will enter into the oldest African Republic declaring independence in 1847 after fiercely resisting colonization by foreign powers. We get the opportunity to discover its unparalleled history and magnificent culture. On arrival at Roberts International Airport, a representative from Wilderness Explorers Africa will meet and greet you after customs and assist with your transfer to the city of Monrovia. Overnight at Royal Grand Hotel or Similar, Monrovia.
Day 2: Explore Monrovia – Gbarnga – Ganta – Yekepa
After breakfast, drive to Gbarnga the capital City of Bong County, lying northeast of Monrovia. During the Liberian Civil War, it was the base for Charles Taylor’s National.
Patriotic Front of Liberia. First, we enjoy a tour of Cuttington University; The Cornerstone of Tertiary Education in Africa. After, the next stop is Gboata Magical Fish Village – A Traditional Mystery. Drive down to Kpatawee Waterfall – the Waterfall is a pretty picnic and swimming destination. At the heart of Bong in Suakoko District, sits Kpatawee Waterfalls, a natural wonder of slimmest paths of segregating streams from plummeting valleys on the Mein River. The hidden ecotourism attraction holds a tempting potential and is managed by the local community. Being enclosed by a dense forest, Kpatawee Waterfalls possess an attractive combination of natural beauty and local friendliness. Two cascades exist, the smaller being the closest to the road and the larger one reachable by roughly an hour of trekking. Enjoy the scenic view of the falls and indulge in swimming and other activities. Afterward, drive to Nimba County in northeastern Liberia that shares borders with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the North. Its capital city is Sanniquellie and its most populous city is Ganta. Ganta, also known as Gompa City is located south of the Guinea border. It is the second-most populous city in Liberia. While in Ganta we will visit the Liberia – Guinea Border before driving to Sanniquellie City, Nimba County. Next, we visit Redemire in Ganta to see their small-scale chocolate production that is fuelled by social entrepreneurship. Sanniquellie is a city and the capital of Nimba County.
Day 3: Explore Yekepa
After breakfast, hike to Summit of East Nimba Nature Reserve, Nimba County, The East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR) was established on October 10th, 2003, and covers an area of 11,553 hectares. Located in the North of Liberia, the Reserve borders both Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire and covers much of Liberia’s share of the Mount Nimba Mountain Range. The Mount Nimba Range is recognized for its high animal and plant species diversity and is considered both internationally and nationally an area of highest conservation importance. At the same time, however, the Range is also known for its high-quality iron ore deposits, resulting in high levels of extraction especially in the second half of the 20th century, accompanied by serious environmental destruction, including mountaintop removal, road construction, and forest clearing. In ENNR, you can still see those past impacts today, for example, the Blue Lake.
Day 4: Explore Yekepa – Harbel – Marshall – Roberts airport
After Breakfast, morning departure from Yekepa, Nimba County to Harbel, to visit the second-largest rubber plantation in the world (Firestone) covering, 400 000 hectares, created in 1926 and watch the tappers extract latex from trees skillfully. Lunch on the deck of the clubhouse overlooking the vast golf course or indulge in a game of golf. Drive to Charlesville to take a boat cruise to the Chimpanzee Islands sanctuary and have a chance to view chimpanzees feeding. This is home to the six (6) Islands where more than sixty (60) chimps permanently live. Take a glimpse into their world of anguish from a safe distance as they roam free on the island’s edge. Watch on as they welcome you and harmlessly extend their gratitude for your visitation. You will also be treated to sights of birds, and photographic opportunities. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will be directed to our visitor’s Centre where you will be introduced to the project, its history, our residents, and their plight. You will receive a personal orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view the feeding of the chimpanzees. During your visit, you will experience: chimpanzee viewing & feeding, bird watching, experiencing other wildlife encounters, visiting a neighboring fishing village, or simply sunbathing and relaxing. Our day visitors can also ‘get their hands dirty by being part of the feeding team. This is an opportunity for you to feed the chimpanzees from the boat. On top of being able to feed your favorite chimp, you will also watch as the chimps excitedly try and gain your attention to receive food.
Drive to Marshall in Margibi County for viewing of the city and exploring the remnants of American influence in Liberia. Take a tour of Marshall City which is engulfed by various lagoons, and a bay where three rivers converge and flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Transfer to Roberts International Airport for Departure.
- Meet and assist on arriving and departure
- Accommodation & Breakfast
- Standard hotels rooms with private facilities
- Vehicle & Fuel for all ground transport according to the itinerary
- Local English/ French-speaking tour guide/ tour leader
- All Entrance fees, Sightseeing, Guidance
- Rates for above mentioned itinerary: 2 PAX 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on twin sharing basis USD 1,750.00 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on single basis USD 2,000.00
- 4 PAX 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on twin sharing basis USD 1,500.00 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on single basis USD 1,750.00
- 6 PAX 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on twin sharing basis USD 1,250.00 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on single basis USD 1,500.00
- 8 PAX 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on twin sharing basis USD 1,000.00 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on single basis USD 1,250.00
- 10 PAX or more 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on twin sharing basis USD 750.00 3 Nights / 4 days USD per person on single basis USD 1,000.00
When to book this safari package
This trip can be booked anytime.
Best to visit Sierra Leone for a safari
The best time to go to Sierra Leone is in the dry season, which runs from October to May. January and February tend to be the hottest months. Birders will find December or January most rewarding.