Forest Walks

Western Area Peninsula National Park

There are many routes around the beautiful surroundings of Tacugama offering hikers a range of day trails and paths to explore, peaks to summit and views to relish. Jungle hikes must be guided by our experienced forest rangers.

The trails vary from 1.5 – 3 hours and lead visitors through local Krio villages and past some breathtaking views, waterfalls and dams. The park has a very high biodiversity and a large number of species of both plant and animal life – including birds, butterflies, duikers, monkeys and if you’re lucky, wild chimps!

*Hikes leave daily at 9AM and 1PM and require a minimum of 2 people booking in advance*

Congo Waterfalls & Dam

A 3 km hike that takes you through the local forest around the Congo Dam water catchment area and the waterfalls along the river.

Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Grade: Easy
Cost: SLL 300 pp

Tacugama Dam & Cave

This 5.5km hike takes you to the source of Tacugama’s watershed through one of the few areas of old growth forest left in the region. Discover ancient caves with remnants of pottery and a chance to see wildlife such as monkeys, wild chimps, duiker, rare birds and more.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Grade: Easy
Cost: SLL 300 pp

Mount Benet

Hike for 3.5 km through beautiful swaths of forest following the Mount Gabon trail south for the first half until it separates.

Duration: 3 hours
Grade: Medium
Cost: SLL 300 pp

Mount Gabon

Our most challenging hike at 5.2 km takes a path heading due south, away from Freetown into the heart of the forest. A difficult hike with lots of elevation changes, it will surely keep you on your toes!

Duration:  3.5-4 hours
Grade: Difficult
Cost: SLL 300 pp

Birdwatching Tour

This hike starts early in the morning at 7AM and takes you around Tacugama’s native forests to identify the iconic and rare bird life native to the Western Area Peninsula. This tour is truly on every birder’s must do list!

Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Grade: Easy
Cost: SLL 300 pp

Added breakfast: SLL 100 pp