Rogbonko is in Kholifa Rowallah Chiefdom in the heart of Tonkolili District in northern Sierra Leone.The village lies in a forest bounded on three sides by rivers. Monkeys are frequent visitors and dwarf crocodiles can be found in the nearby swamps. The surrounding area comprises grasslands and boli (flood plain) lands, where rice production is the major activity.

Rogbonko’s population is Temne and the village is predominantly Muslim with a Christian minority. Both religions live harmoniously and families will often be of mixed faith. The village has a small mosque and also a church. 

As with the rest of Sierra Leone, Rogbonko experiences two seasons, the rainy season from May to October and the dry.

The villagers are mostly farmers although there are other small-scale industries such as basket weaving, bag making, palm oil production and fishing. Cassava, peanuts, cashew nuts, pineapples, maize and sorghum are also grown in addition to rice

The surrounding area offers many attractions. The forests and bush provide opportunities for walks, while the braver of heart may explore the rivers in a dugout canoe. The Bunbuna Falls are a thirty-minute drive away and the Mamunta Mayosso Wildlife Sanctuary and Kangari Hills Forest Reserve are nearby. The former is the first site to be managed as wildlife sanctuary in Sierra Leone and holds 252 species bird species, while the latter is home to chimpanzees, monkeys, antelope, forest elephants and buffalo.

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