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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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Alusine Kamara
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
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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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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The Place
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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Bintumani Trek
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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Travelling to Sierra Leone during Covid
Guidelines evolve, please refer to the FAQ on the Government’s official portal for more current information. ARRIVING PASSENGERS 1. All passengers shall produce a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result issued no longer than 7 days before departure (this can be uploaded on the https://travel.gov.sl/ portal) 2. At the check-in desk at the...
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Bunce Island is one of the most significant heritage sites in Sierra Leone and a unique cultural monument to Africa’s intersection with the United States and the wider Atlantic World. Located about 17 miles upriver in the Sierra Leone River the island was a center of British slave trade in West Africa from about 1670...
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Mambo Waterfall
The Mambo waterfall is an instant charmer for those who love to hike, those who love adventure, and those who would want to take a quick break from the hustles and bustles of the urban lifestyle. Located on the other side of a downward slope in the mountains of the Mambo community, it’ll take a...
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Deciding where to go get food is as hard as what to get when you’re there. If you’re looking to hangout at Lakka, then look no further than this post because we are going to give you the best three places to eat once you get there. Lakka beach is one of the best beaches...
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Alusine Kamara
Obituary: Alusine Kamara, VSL Tour Guide
September 1, 2021
Black Johnson
Black Johnson – Blight or Blessing
May 28, 2021
Despite Covid-19 Agony, VSL Pushes Domestic Tourism through Health and Fitness Hikes
March 23, 2021