Outamba-Kilimi National Park – Sierra Leone - Atlas Obscura

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Outamba-Kilimi National Park

This national park is home to unique vegetation known as woodland savannah. 


This national park is divided into two different areas with peculiar vegetation known as woodland savanna, a mixture between the jungle and savannah ecosystems. The park garnered its name from mount Outamba and the River Kilimi.

This massive park once hosted Sierra Leone’s last community of African wild dogs, although the current numbers of the population are unknown. The park does remain home to various species of birds, bongo antelope, warthogs, chimpanzees, hippopotamuses, and pygmy hippos.

The park allows visitors to camp on the grounds, but it is possible to sleep in a two-bed hut managed by the nearby villages. However, the huts do not contain modern amenities. 

Know Before You Go

The park is close to the Guinea border but is accessible from Makeni after a three-hour road trip. There is a river to cross via public barge. 

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