Sierra Leone has 15 of the 16 most unusual birds of the Upper Guinea forest endemics. We arrange bird watching tours in three different sizes and budgets. The number of travel days determines how many places you can visit and thus also which species you have a chance to see.
Read more about which species to look out for here.
Birding Tour Large
16 days around the country: 3800 USD
Read about the program here
Birding Tour Medium
11 days within the peninsular and to Tiwai island: 2950 USD
Read about the program here
Birding Tour Small
9 days within the peninsular: 2800 USD
Read about the program here
All the tours have the possibility to add more days at the resort. The prices are calculated based on 4 customers. With fewer customers the price increases. You can set the date yourself. All tours include local bird guide, entrance fees, hotels, camp fees, boat trips, transportations back and forth to the airport and within the country, all meals and water.
Booking, payment and cancellation policy for birdwatching tours
Booking fee: When booking a tour, you pay a booking fee of 500 USD, which is part of your payment for the tour. This commitment fee is not refundable in the event of cancellation by the customer, as it covers part of the costs of booking of the guide and rooms. If the tour is canceled by us, you will of course get this money back.
Payment of tour:
Alternative 1: 60 days before departure, full payment of the tour cost is paid of which 30% is not refundable in the event of cancellation by the customer, as we have expenses that have arisen at the time of your booking. Should we as organizers be forced to cancel the tour, you will ofcourse get all your money back.
Alternative 2: 60 days before departure, you pay 30% of the remaining tour cost. The rest of the tour cost will be paid in cash in US Dollars at your arrival.
Payment method: To make it comfortable for you we have made three different ways of payments.
Alternative 1: You pay directly to the bank transfer account. We will send you the payment information.
Alternative 2: You can pay with a VISA or Mastercard through PayPal. You do not need to have a specific PayPal account to be able to pay with the card. We will send you the payment information.
Alternative 3: Pay some of the payment in cash in USD at arrival.
Note! Flight ticket is not included: You book your flight ticket yourself, after you have been in contact with us and received confirmation that we have received enough bookings. We recommend you to book a rebookable or refundable ticket. We do not refund any flight tickets as it is not included in the price of the tour and we do not have the right to arrange flight tickets.
Note! The VISA is not included. The fee is 80 USD and you can pay at the arrival in the airport.
Sierra Leone is the home of the second biggest population of chimpanzees, and now you have the opportunity to visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.
Read more about the sanctuary here.
120 USD / 2 Persons
160 USD / 4 Persons
This includes car, driver, guide, entrance fee and a stop in waterloo on the way home to do some shopping. We leave the hotel by 9 am.
See the historical slavetrade Island, Bunce Island, where thousands of slaves were taken to America 1670-1807.
We take you to a 2 hours drive through the rural area to the village of Tombay. We take a boat over the river to Bunce Island and get a tour around the slave castle. We eat our lunch we have brought with us, before we head back to MAFILTON GREEN RESORT.
Read more about Bunce Island here.
300 USD / 2 Persons
400 USD / 3 Persons
500 USD / 4 Persons
The price includes transportation by car and boat, lunch, entrance fee, tour guide.
A four day trip to Bo and Tiwai Island wildlife sanctuary.
Bo is the second biggest city in Sierra Leone and situated in the center of the country. The center has a colonial style that is a heritage from the english colonial time.
Tiwai Island has a very rich and special wildlife. You can see the animals in their natural habitat.
You travel in a 7 seat pickup with a driver. It’s a total of 8 hours drive to Tiwai Island, so you stop in Bo where you stay overnight. In Bo you have opportunities to explore the town on your own. The next day you continue to Tiwai Island and drive through the rural area with small villages. We will arrive sometime in the afternoon, depending on when you leave Bo. The staff on Tiwai will pick you up and take you over the Moar river and make dinner for you. You will also decide what activities you will participate in. You will spend two nights on the island. We will leave after breakfast on the last day and drive all the way back to MAFILTON GREEN RESORT and arrive in the evening.
Read more about Tiwai Island here.
550 USD for the rent of the 5-7 seater suv including petrol.
The price doesn’t include food, the hotel in Bo and the costs on Tiwai Island.
We arrange a very special 4 day trip to a traditional gold mining village. You will experience village life in Sierra Leone. The Village is situated in the center of the country and gold mining is a common trade. You will experience gold mining yourself and interact with the local people.
You will be accommodated in a house with a toilet and bed. You will spend 3 nights in the village.
800 USD / 2 Persons
1200 USD / 4 Persons
The price include all food, water, driver, car, petrol, accommodation, gold mining fee.
Rent a car with a driver and arrange your own trip wherever you want.
Within the western and urban area: 100 USD / day (fuel included)
To the provinces: 100 USD / day (fuel excluded)
We can also arrange transportation within the area of Waterloo and York to a reasonable price. You book on place at MAFILTON GREEN RESORT.