Backpackers – not just from Europe but from West Africa, too – could provide the boost Sierra Leone’s tourism needs, if enough natural beauty remains.

Once prized for its pristine beaches, Sierra Leone used to be an attractive destination for tourists from around West Africa and beyond. Today, competition from other countries, poaching, deforestation, sand mining and poor infrastructure hamper the fledgeling sector.

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