Guided tours can be arranged on request for visitors with special interests, such as bird watchers, amateur botanists and nature enthusiasts who simply love the outdoors. Visitors who are interested in seeing specific mammals, birds and plants can contact the Gola Rainforest National Park headquarters in Kenema for their special requirements.
Visitors should keep their eyes peeled for the rare pygmy hippo when visiting Sileti Substation, located in Gola South. This area offers two half-day nature trails with opportunities to see diana monkeys, and several species of colobus monkey. There is also an overnight camping trip along the Mahoi River, as well as a three-day trek through Gola South to Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary.
Keen trekkers should visit Lalehun, just 40 km from Kenema. A network of established trails offer opportunities for trekking and camping in the forest, perhaps with luck views of wildlife and birdlife species, such as the white-necked Rockfowl, Gola Malimbe and African buffalo. The panoramic viewpoint overlooking the primary forest is a must-visit, while the Lalehun villagers may also perform their Gola masked devil dance on request.
Visit the Belebu community overnight in Gola Central, renowned for its panoramic views and mountainous landscape. The local village guides have extensive knowledge about the local medicinal plants and wildlife and guests will enjoy insights into the local culture, as well as a relaxing stay in the community guesthouse.