9 Events to check out in Sierra Leone this December

December in Sierra Leone is always the highlight of the year, overloaded with fun events and activities. This December is no exception and the list of December 2022 events in Sierra Leone only keeps increasing. Find out all that you are looking for from our curated list of December 2022 events in Sierra Leone and […]

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Budapest-Bamako 2022 crosses the finish line in Freetown

Freetown was the final destination for the Budapest-Bamako Rally (the World’s largest humanitarian rally) again this year. Great news for destination Sierra Leone. This year’s event took approximately 19 days journeying through Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, West Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and into Sierra Leone via Gbalamuya and Madina Oula entry […]

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7 Festivals you should definitely check out this December

Take part in colorful festivals and lively traditions, explore bustling markets, and sample the local cuisines. There are numerous festivals happening this December, but these are some of the best lined up for you. Try not to miss them! 1. Food Fest Get ready to have a taste of Sierra Leone once again at the […]

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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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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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4 Amazing Places to have a staycation around the Freetown Peninsula

A staycation could mean different things for different people but everyone could agree that it means, having a vacation somewhere very close to home. In the wake of Covid-19, many far from home vacation plans have been distorted. Hence, there’s no greater period than this for us to explore what’s nearest to us.

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A guide to the Loma Mountains (Mount Bintumani ‘The Big B’)

If accepting extreme challenges and taking risks never made sense to you, don’t go near Mount Bintumani. ‘Big B’ as our crew called it, has beautiful plant life! Thick rainforests with all the sound effects. Not missing the occasional chimp stalking you from a couple meters up. Flowers and trees that could get you to […]

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Procedure/Protocol for Travelling to Sierra Leone during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Guidelines evolve, please refer to the FAQ on the Government’s official portal for more current information. EFFECTIVE 8 July 2022 Key points All inbound and outbound passengers to register on the travel portal https://travel.gov.sl before travelling into or out of Sierra Leone. All inbound and outbound passengers 12 years and above are strongly encouraged to […]

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