This is an alternative to the 14 day, Freetown and Islands trip. In 7 days you get to experience the best of Freetown, Bunce Island and Banana Island. Ideal if you only have a week and wish to play it safe visiting sites in and around Freetown.
Day 1: On arrival in Freetown (Lungi) at 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.
Day3: After breakfast you will be picked up and taken to Aberdeen where you will board a private speedboat for Bunce 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 River Number 2 where you will spend two nights in a basic ocean front room. Breakfast included.
Day 4: Spend the entire day at River Number 2. You have the option of taking a boat trip of river or going for a hike. Alternatively, you can walk to Tokey Beach or explore your surroundings. The operation at River number 2 is a community driver project. Night at River Number 2.
Day 5: After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bureh Beach for lunch before continuing on to Kent Beach and then by boat to Banana Island. 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 6: 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 7: After breakfast you will be transferred by boat to Kent where your driver will be waiting. You then be transferred back to Aberdeen where you will board the Water Taxi for Lungi Airport where you will be assisted with checking in procedures by our Visit Sierra Leone Airport representative.