Sapo National Park
Sapo National Park
Visit Sapo National Park and wander beneath the centuries-old trees within whose branches over seven different species of primates, like the endangered Diana monkey, the Upper Guinea Red Colobus and Western Chimpanzee, find sanctuary.
You’ll hear them, before you see them – their chattering adding to the Sapo symphony of birds and insects that will remind you of this rare privileged to explore a part of the world few explorers ever get to visit. From the air, Sapo’s lush Upper Guinean rainforest canopy is an impressive uninterrupted sea of green, stretching for as far as the eye can see and beyond. As the second-largest area of primary tropical rain forest in West Africa, covering over 90% of the park, it’s little wonder that the park supports one of the richest floral diversities in the country, not to mention many endemic species, including the largest pygmy hippopotamus populations in Liberia.
Keep a keen eye out for some of the rare species of bird such as the White-breasted Guineafowl and White-necked Rockfowl – there are an incredible 590 different species in Sapo as you’ll come to discover, including the African Fish Eagle, Great Blue Turaco, Specklethroated Otter and an array of bee-eaters, kingfishers, rollers and sunbirds.
For keen botanists, there so much to discover in this fascinating ecosystem, with new plant species being found to this day in the sanctuary of Sapo. Your expert rangers will share their knowledge about the local plant life, and some of their medicinal uses as you take it all in. Keep your camera at the ready as you board a raft on the Sinoe River for an exciting journey deeper into the park, which could see you spot hippo, forest elephant and other rare species for which Sapo National Park is justifiably famous.