Category Archives: Africa

Top 15 Things to Do in Sierra Leone + 7 Day Itinerary

Top 15 Things to Do in Sierra Leone

I think it’s fair to say that Sierra Leone is not a popular travel destination, but that doesn’t mean there’s an amazing wealth of epic things to do here! From cultural and historic sites, through to idyllic Atlantic beaches and epic wildlife spots, this off-the-beaten-track beauty offers more than enough to keep you entertained for […]

Bunce Island, Sierra Leone: Visitor Guide

Bunce Island, Sierra Leone

Bunce Island is one of the most important and poignant sites to visit in Sierra Leone. A former slave colony, it has now been converted into a monument that bears witness to the tragedies that occurred here. Visitors can tour the ruins, see the former fortress and learn about the devastating reality of the West […]

Where to Stay in Freetown? Top 5 Freetown Hotels

Best Hotels in Freetown

Looking for somewhere to stay in Sierra Leone’s capital? Then here are the best Freetown hotels! Almost everyone travelling in this West African country will spend at least a bit of time in Freetown, so knowing the best places to bed down, in advance of your arrival, can really help you to relax here. After […]

Top 15 Things to Do in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Things to Do in Freetown

The capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown, has a surprising number of great things to do and I’m going to bring you my pick of the bunch. After all, no visit to this country is complete without spending at least a couple of days in Freetown and, with some great historical attractions, some pretty impressive wildlife […]

What to Pack & Wear for a Sierra Leone Trip

What to Pack & Wear For Sierra Leone

Honestly, before I visited Sierra Leone, I didn’t have a clue what to pack or wear for this country! And that’s given the fact that I’d already travelled extensively through Southern, Eastern and North Africa before. But honestly, what do you wear to one of the least travelled and most economically under developed nations on […]

Banana Island, Sierra Leone: Full Travel Guide

Banana Island, Sierra Leone Full Travel Guide

Voted by me as one of the top beaches in Sierra Leone, (which boasts some of the most incredible coastline in the world by the way), there’s no question Banana Island needs to be on your list if you travel to this West African country. Located just off the Freetown Peninsula, this small archipelago is […]

Visiting Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary: All You Need to Know

All You Need to Know About Visiting Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary is undoubtedly one of Sierra Leone’s best attractions. Located just outside the capital Freetown, this wonderful rescue and rehabilitation centre not only cares for these incredible creatures, but also allows visitors to view them safely and enjoyably too. And let me tell you, staring at our closest living evolutionary ancestor makes […]

6 Best Sierra Leone Beaches

6 Best Sierra Leone Beaches

If you weren’t in the know already, then let me tell you Sierra Leone’s beaches are some of the world’s most beautiful! Who knew?! Well not me, until I visited this incredible country and saw for myself how gorgeous the white sands, blue Atlantic and palm tree-fringed shores of this country’s coastline were. And you […]

Sierra Leone Airport: All You Need to Know About Arriving & Departing

Sierra Leone Airport All You Need to Know About Arriving & Departing

The main Sierra Leone airport sits just outside the country’s capital, Freetown. It is the country’s only international airport and therefore the main gateway to the country for the vast majority of travellers heading here… which is why I’m bringing you this post with all the info you need for your arrival into, and departure […]