WHY TOUR SIERRA LEONE
Sierra Leone is one of the most fascinating winter escape destination in Africa with perfect nature and incredible natural views, it is a place with intriguing islands, beautiful white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula, extraordinary wildlife, vibrant culture, historical monuments, and warm climate.
The Gola Forest which is located in the Kenema District is the country’s first national reserve and the largest rain forest lowland of Sierra Leone. This part of the county is known as the green diamond of Sierra Leone. It is a place of unremitting beauty and rich in biodiversity. A number of species including the hippopotamus can be observed here. .. The forest is being given so much significance as it holds most of the threatened wildlife.
Our Country also has Breathtaking Mountains such as Mount Bintumoni, also known as Loma Mansa, considered to be the best mountains and the highest peak of Sierra Leone with 1,945 meters height; it has its own beauty which can make its different identity among others. Beneath the mountain is covered with Green rain forests and contains several animals The Country’s captivating Wild Life Reserve could be rated among the best in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary located in close proximity to the picturesque village of Regent in Freetown is one of the amazing sanctuaries of Sierra Leone. This forest reserve has been mostly visited by tourists because of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary..
This is a beautiful tract of savannah and jungle, is home to diverse wildlife; primates such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and sooty mangabeys, hippos, bongo antelopes, buffalo e.tc The reserve also has Eco huts, fresh forest breeze, rainforest, extraordinary creatures, waterfalls, surrounding villages . The Tiwai Island wildlife sanctuary which is an inland of the Moa River is an additional entertainment sector and an excellent destination for tourists. The Island offer spectacular natural views.
Sierra Leone Is Blessed With Numerous Beautiful Islands and White Sand Beaches Amongst Them Are: -
Turtle islands which are a group of eight isles situated off the southwest peninsula The Islands are known by its character. These are the nest to the hundreds of turtles. It is inhabited by the community of fishermen. The fresh air , Fishing and swimming in the fresh and clean water makes a trip to this island a truly fascinating experience for tourists. This Island can be reached by speedboat from Freetown within 3 hours. There is an option of saving money while taking the taste of the beach by waiting for the local boat to get there.
Banana Island is located near the Freetown Peninsula at southwest coast. It comprises of three islands, Dublin, Ricketts and Mes- Meheux. Dublin and Ricketts are the main islands. This place is perfect for snorkeling and diving. The churches of 1881 ad the old slave docks of the traders of slaves can also be enjoyed. The Island forests and bat caves are also recommended for tourists.
The Tokeh white sand beach located around the Freetown Peninsula which was the favorite destination of the French Supermodels in 1980s is a popular tourist attraction today. Cheerful surroundings, pleasant weather conditions, peaceful environment, clear waters, blossoming vegetation in the backdrop all attract the tourists.
This beach is a perfect place for vacations as they are assured that they will not be bored. There and resorts, and local guest house, accommodations
The Martello tower built to guard the Freetown from frequent attacks during the 19th century is of a great historical significance. The tower built on the Tower Hill in a round shape, has served as a powerful artillery for decades. It is also said that a water tank at the base of the tower served as one of the major water supplies for the town in the early 1870s. At the tower, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the city and learn more about the historic monument
The bounce Island which has now become a tourism sector was one of the early British slave stations .the slave traders arrived in Africa and made this island one of the largest slave station. They came into Africa in 1670 and start enslaving Africans.
The museum a locomotive shed that has been converted into the museum was established by Col. Steve Davies MBE and his team after the state railway was shut down in 1974.
It includes a lot of interesting collections of locomotives, which were built in UK. The collections are historical heritage asset of Sierra Leone and include hardware assets, photographs, headlamps, tickets, wage boxes, etc.
The Cotton Tree is extraordinary significant. It’s a symbol of freedom of the Africans from the slavery. At this place, the Afro-American people arrived at first. They stop at this place under the big cotton tree when they got their land as free land. They gather to sing and thank God for their freedom.
this old cotton tree has been standing there for so long. The supreme court is located near the tree.
The Outamba Kilimi National Park among several others is an Eco-tourism park in Sierra Leone. This dark green forest captured by two rivers makes a magical environment and attracts most tourists. The Rivers are Great Scarcies and Mongo Rivers. The dense bush is filled with some rare kind of elephants, buffaloes. This park was taken in consideration to be a National park in 1986.
Sierra Leone is also considered as a country with the best climate which are the rainy, dry seasons and the harmattan. The experience of these climatic conditions cannot be overemphasized.
FOOD AND DRINK
The restaurant scene in Freetown offers a wide variety of international cuisine including Lebanese, European, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. African restaurants, including Senegalese and Ghanaian, also offer a taste of continental. Rice is the local staple accompanied by sauce (plasmas) such as cassava leaf, groundnut soup,
Sierra Leoneans are well known for their love of music. It is part of the fabric of everyday live in and you’ll hear it everywhere – be it pop music belting out of bars and clubs, warm reggae in taxis or poda podas, or local hip hop across the radio waves at street side stalls and markets. For so long dominated by US and regional tunes, Sierra Leone rap and reggae artists are finding their voice and their music is growing ever more popular.