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Freetown and a taste of the Country (10 days)

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A taste of the countryFor those who want to see the provinces without venturing too deep into the beyond. You will experience a taste of the Sierra Leone countryside with a trip to Makeni and Kabala. Experience the beautiful hilly terrain of Kabala and its cooler temperature, and even follow some of the walking traills around the town.

 

Day 1: On arrival in Freetown (Lungi) off your flight (flight booked by you), disembark and enter the arrivals hall. You will be met by a representative from Visit Sierra Leone who will have a signboard with your name on it and who will escort you through customs. He will then take you to the Lungi Airport Hotel where you will spend the night.

Day 2: After being transferred to Freetown, you will be met by Visit Sierra Leone representative and taken to the hotel. There will be a brief introduction meeting before embarking on your tour of the city. With the driver and car at your disposal you will visit sites such as the St. Georges Cathedral, Railway Museum, National Museum, Maroon Church, Martello Tower and Fort Thornton (where the Presidential State House now stands). Return to your hotel to spend the night. See Heritage and Historical sites.

Day 3: After breakfast you will be picked up and taken to Aberdeen where you will board a private speedboat for Bunce Island. You have the option of stopping at Tasso Island to experience life on this local fishing village island. After spending a couple of hours exploring the substantial ruins on the island, including the factory house, fortification, slave prison, watchtowers, dormitories, storerooms, and power magazine you will be transferred to  spend the night at one of the eco-lodges at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Day 4: After experiencing the work being done with orphaned and rescued Chimpanzees at the Sanctuary, you will be transferred to the River Number Two where you will spend 2 nights at the where you will spend two nights in a basic ocean front room in the Community run Guest House. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Day at River Number 2. Spend the whole day reading a book on the beach, take a Boat trip up River where you have a chance of seeing crocodiles in their natural habitat or walk over to Tokey Beach.

Day 6: After breakfast, you will be transferred by Bureh Beach where you will have lunch before continuing on to Kent Beach and then by boat to Banana Islands. You have the option of going of a guided tour of the island which is one of the earliest settling points for freed slaves to the colony. Stay 2 nights in one double chalet at Banana Island Guesthouse, all meals included (deserts and starters are charged as extra). Fresh lobster is included once per day.

Day 7: Spend the Day at Banana Islands. You have the option of taking a boat trip around the islands, going fishing or snorkelling in the waters around the island.

Day 8: After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kent where the driver and guide will be waiting for you. You will then get the chance of seeing the Sierra Leone country side with a trip to Makeni. You will spend 2 nights at the Wusum Hotel.

Day 9: Take a day trip to Kabala and explore this hilly town in the North of Sierra Leone. You will return to Makeni where you will spend the night.

Day 10:  You will be transferred to Freetown where you will make use of a day room and then Lungi Airport to board your flight back home. You will be assisted with checking in procedures by our Visit Sierra Leone Airport representative.

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