Outamba-kilimi national park Travel Guide

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Outamba-Kilimi National Park is Sierra Leone’s lone National Park located in the extreme North, approximately 296 Kilometers from Freetown. Here is an extensive Outamba-Kilimi National Park- Travel Guide that offers tourists a well-informed snapshot of this charmingly wild, natural and visibly untouched destination. 

Description

Outamba-Kilimi National Park is a stunning medley of expansive grasslands, enveloped woodlands and a stretch of other genres of lush, dense woods. Outamba and Kilimi are two distinct areas with a huge mass of land bifurcating the forest patches. Outamba sports grasslands and woodlands and a more closed canopy forest look and Kilimi is an expanse of comparatively open grasslands that are easier to figure out and are frequented by a lot of travellers. The River Idrissa that plays host to tourists visiting Outamba is a pleasant sight to catch along with hundreds of rare birds and animals inhabiting this rugged and unpretentiously rough park.

Activities

The favorite tourist activity in Outamba-Kilimi National Park is Bird Watching and spotting other wildlife species in all their natural splendor. Grab a binocular, good photography equipment and snatch glimpses of the Pigmy Hippopotamus, Red Colobus Monkey, Chimpanzee, Savanna Buffalo, Leopard and an entire army of other naturally thoroughbred creatures. Take a canoe trip or the best option is to go on a guided day tour. The Wildlife Conservation Staff is extremely well-informed and friendly and will help you unveil the true beauty of this region. There are several walking trails that can be taken through jagged paths winding around both Outamba and Kilimi.

Accomodation and Facilities

As mentioned earlier, Outamba-Kilimi National Park will not pamper you and is not the best place to go to if you want a pseudo natural getaway with lots of luxury trimmings. There is no tap water or electricity in the park, however there are a few multi-functional camps that offer basic albiet clean accomodation options along with cooking arrangements and a decent visitor center. Visitors can also book one of the quaint and attractive thatched huts that adorn the riverside and request for cooking facilities. The huts can cost you around $4 a night.

Outamba-Kilimi National Park presents a gamut of nature viewing activities and gives you a wild account of nature’s glory minus fancy amenities.

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