Getting to Gola
The GRNP headquarters is located in Kenema Town in the eastern region of Sierra Leone, 311 km (approx. 4-5 hours) from Freetown. Bo to Kenema is 68 km (approx. 1 hour), with a taxi service running throughout the day. The headquarters is located at 164 Dama Road (the road heading southeast out of Kenema) about 1.5 km south of the National Pastoral Centre entrance.
All roads leading to the park are unpaved and require a 4WD vehicle. GRNP can help to arrange vehicles or motorcycle taxis if needed. Contact the headquarters for details and updates on road conditions. Detailed directions to the main entry points will be provided upon booking.
Hiring a Vehicle
Gola can assist you to hire a 4WD vehicle or a motorcycle taxi for transportation to/from the park. Please note that the vehicles for hire do not belong to Gola Rainforest National Park and, therefore, prices may fluctuate. To request assistance in hiring a vehicle or motorcycle, please select the appropriate box when filling out the booking form. You may also consider contacting one of the major tour companies in Sierra Leone to help you arrange transportation, such as Visit Sierra Leone, IPC Travel or KTI Express Travel.
All visitors must obtain a visa before arriving in Sierra Leone. Please check with the nearest Sierra Leone embassy or consult or contact Visit Sierra Leone for assistance.