Picket Hill- not a hill

All you need to know to conquer the Western Area’s most challenging hike Picket Hill is not a hill, but the highest mountain in the Western Area Peninsula, the region where Freetown and many of Salone’s finest beaches are located. It is ideal for those who fancy a test of humanity and can keep on […]

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Make the time to visit this Freetown’s beautiful waterfall

When you feel life gets hard, you probably need the thrilling sensation of the Mambo Waterfalls as it washes over you. For in that moment, nothing else matters. On a cold and wet Sunday morning we met at Hamilton Junction at 7:00am to walk the highway leading to Mambo before heading off-road for the hike […]

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Obituary: Alusine Kamara, VSL Tour Guide

We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of our Tour Guide Alusine Kamara. This sad event took place today, 1st September 2021 in his home town of Kangbor Village, Samu Chiefdom, Kambia district. Alusine had been with VSL since 2011 and was a very knowledgeable and exemplary tour guide. His passion for tourism […]

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Black Johnson – Blight or Blessing

Sierra Leone’s chattering classes are up in arms. The focus of their online fury? Government plans to locate a fishing harbour at Black Johnson Beach. No matter that few of us could find it on a map and fewer still have been there, the issue has united disparate voices like little before it. Located in […]

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Despite Covid-19 Agony, VSL Pushes Domestic Tourism through Health and Fitness Hikes

It is no secret that the travel, tourism and hospitality industry has been decimated by the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Even though spared the worst of the pandemic, Sierra Leone has been no exception.  The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has been a nightmare for all and tremendously affected people’s livelihood, health, and social activities. […]

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Guidelines for African Diaspora accession of passports/citizenship from the Government of Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Government has created a path to Sierra Leonean citizenship for African Americans who have traced their DNA Heritage to Sierra Leone. What follows is the guideline as shared by the Monuments and Relics Sierra Leone. As a certified Tour Operator in Sierra Leone, we can assist with the process in addition to […]

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VSL Sunset Boat Cruise Party: A Review

“We woke up very late because we ushered the new year awake and eventful. We rushed through breakfast and left, we were thirty minutes early for 1pm hence we had time to rest and interact with other beautifully dressed “tourists” before the cruise finally started. As soon as we got there Jonathan stole the show, […]

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Sugarloaf Mountain: A Movember hiking story

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary When we steer through the roads of Regents, the towering procession of the Sugarloaf Mountain often falls in our view unnoticed. Albeit the unfortunate mudslide that is associated with it, the mountain’s formation is dazzling and its trails offer this abysmal forestry and steep […]

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Koba Wata to Pickett Hill to Big Wata by Philip Johnson

Keen to see as much of Sierra Leone during my short time here, I hurriedly accepted an invitation to walk up Picket Hill on Sunday 23rd September. Always one for thorough due diligence, a few search results later I quickly realised that this was far from the casual Sunday stroll I had imagined. At 09:20 […]

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Lac’s Villa – Freetown’s Hidden Oasis

Arriving at Lac’s Villa, being greeted by this panoramic display of its eco-friendly landscape instantly informed me of the tranquil gratification I was bound to experience in their arms. At that moment, I realised why it is fondly dubbed, the-best-kept-secret-in-town. The lush tropical styled establishment has this instant surge of attraction crafted within its borders. […]

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