Freetown and a taste of the country – 10 days
For those who want to see the provinces without venturing too deep into the beyond. You will experience a taste of the Sierra Leone countryside with a trip to Rogbonko Village Retreat in the North of Sierra Leone.
Day 1: On arrival in Freetown (Lungi) off your flight (flight booked by you), disembark and enter the arrivals hall. You will be met by a representative from VSL Travel who will have a signboard saying "VSL TRAVEL". He will escort you through customs and deal with any immediate issues you have before your transfer to Freetown where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Your guide will meet you at the hotel at 9am for a brief introduction meeting before embarking on your tour of the city. After breakfast you will be picked up Murray Town where you will board our boat 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 you will be transferred to spend the night at one of the eco-lodges at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary after lunch.
Day 3: After experiencing the work being done with orphaned and rescued Chimpanzees at the Sanctuary, you will head to the Rogbonko Village Retreat where you will spend 2 nights exploring life in a local Sierra Leonean village.
Day 4: Day at Rogbonko. Go on a local canoe tour, explore the village and spend some time talking to the villagers in this amazing place.
Day 5: After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kent Beach and then by boat to Banana Islands. There are various activities which can be done on the Banana Islands including snorkelling, diving, fishing and boat trip around the island. A guided tour of the island is already included as part of this package. 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 subject to availability.
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 to Kent where your driver will be waiting for you. Tokeh Sands, Tokeh Beach is your next destination and where you will spend the next couple of days relaxing on this paradise beach resort. There are various activities available locally like trekking and river boat rides in search of crocodiles, alternatively jut take the time to relax during your stay.
Day 8: In the morning you will be driven to the historic village of York to learn about the history of this place. You will head back to Tokeh for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9: On your last full day of Freetown, you will get the chance to say goodbye to the city with a historical tour. You will visit sites such as the St. Georges Cathedral, Railway Museum, National Museum, Maroon Church, Martello Tower, the Cotton Tree and Fort Thornton (where the Presidential State House now stands). You will also do any last minute shopping for souvenirs and revisit any sites of particular interest before returning to your hotel for your final night in Sierra Leone.
Day 10: You will be picked up and transferred to catch your boat to the airport. Our airport staff will be present to assist with check in procedures before boarding your flight and head back home.
Our itineraries can be customised to fit the experience that you want to have. Have a look through our one day excursions and other multiple day tours for ideas about what is possible.