Amazing Cottage Rental for a Rainforest Getaway near Hastings, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Western Area (Sierra Leone)
1 unit
2 guest capacity

Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

This charming cottage located on a chimpanzee sanctuary is nestled in the lush rainforest near Hastings, Sierra Leone, and can accommodate up to two guests for the perfect getaway. This loft-style getaway features a double-size bed appointed with comfortable linens and a mosquito net on the second floor. The stunning private balcony offers awe-inspiring forest views and a cozy hammock perfect for getting lost in a good book.

On the ground floor, glampers will find a bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Towels are kindly provided by the host. This floor also houses the kitchen and a barbecue grill for cookouts. Other amenities include free parking on the premises, private tours of the chimpanzee sanctuary on which the rental is located, and complimentary breakfast each morning. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Double bed
  • Dining room
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock

Glampers will be able to immerse themselves in the tranquility of their rainforest surroundings while still enjoying access to modern amenities and conveniences during their stay. The property consists of six separate accommodations, each of which has mosquito nets, a barbecue grill for cookouts, and a private balcony overlooking the lush forest and its abundant native wildlife. There is a lounge on site where glampers can order delicious lunches and dinners, and breakfast is included each day. Other amenities include free parking and hammocks for lazy afternoon naps.

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Guest Services

Breakfast and sanctuary tours are included.

Add-on meals need to be requested in advance along with dietary restrictions.

Self-catering is available with gas and charcoal if needed.

Water, soft drinks, beer, wine, and snacks are for sale in a shop on the premises.

Location + Surroundings

  • Museums

This one-of-a-kind retreat is nestled in the heart of the forest on the outskirts of Freetown in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. The property is a 100-acre working chimpanzees sanctuary that cares for around 80 chimps and offers glampers the unique opportunity to spend time with these majestic creatures during their stay.

With easy access to the vast Western Area National Park, this is the ideal setting for glampers seeking a peaceful nature getaway with plenty of nearby options for outdoor recreation. Glampers will find themselves perched among the treetops with birds, butterflies, and of course wild chimpanzees. The property features numerous marked nature trails where guest can stroll through the rainforest viewing its many waterfalls and natural attractions.

While this site is very private and feels like a remote paradise, glampers will be close to numerous friendly Krio villages for glampers to explore. Additionally, Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown, can be reached in just 40 minutes by car. There, glampers will find beaches, dining and shopping options, rich history and museums, and many family-friendly sites of interest. With close proximity to the forest, the beach, and the city, there is something close by for everyone to enjoy. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Scuba diving
  • ATV/Quads/4x4

Surrounded by the rainforest landscape of the Western Area National Park, glampers will have a plethora of options for outdoor activities to experience together during their stay. The non-hunting forest reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of diverse birdlife, lush rainforest flora and fauna, and idyllic waterfalls. The Guma Trail, starting from the Guma dam, is a popular road that provides excellent opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. Glampers can go hiking, off-roading, mountain biking through the mountains. Additionally, glampers will be just half an hour from the pristine sandy shores of Sierra Leone's picturesque coast. Glampers can go swimming, boating, sea kayaking, snorkeling, or simply relax on the beach with a book or tropical cocktail.

For a break from the great outdoors, glampers can visit the vibrant capital city of Freetown known for its historical role in the transatlantic slave trade. On the city's waterfront, glampers will find the King’s Yard Gate, through which former slaves walked to freedom. Other notable attractions include the Sierra Leone National Museum, the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, and the Sierra Leone Peace Museum.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12:30 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Smoking and pets are not permitted.

All proceeds from the accommodations and tours go directly towards the animals and conservation projects of the sanctuary.

Check-in is from 14:00 to 18:00.

Sanctuary tours are daily at 10:30 and16:00 and last approximately 90 minutes.

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