In the seven days, you get to experience the best of Freetown, Bunce Island and Banana Island and important heritage sites in the city. From the vibrant markets in the city to the sober history of Bunce Island, this is an amazing trip.
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 VSL TRAVEL who will have a signboard with your name on it and who will escort you through customs. He will be available to deal with any immediate questions, before making sure you board the boat for Freetown. Once in Freetown you will be picked up by our driver and guide and transferred to your hotel in Freetown.
Day 2: The next day, there will be a brief introduction meeting before embarking on your tour of Freetown. 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. See the full list of historical and heritage sites for more information. You will overnight in Freetown.
Day3: After breakfast you will be picked up to catch the boat for your tour of 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 after lunch where you will spend two nights in a basic ocean front room. Breakfast included.
Day 4: Spend the entire day at River Number 2 Community Guesthouse. You have the option of taking a boat trip of river, a tour of York or going for a hike to Pickett hill. Alternatively, you can walk to Tokeh Beach or explore your surroundings. The operation at River number 2 is a community driven project, speak to the guys running to show to hear about their amazing history. You will overnight 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 to explore this amazing place. 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. Boat trips to the neighbouring island of Ricketts are also available if this is your liking. Other possible activities include snorkelling or diving, dependent on the time of the year.
Stay 1 night 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: After spending the day at Banana Islands. You will be transferred back to Freetown to spend your final night in Sierra Leone. You will overnight in hotel in Freetown.
Day 7: Depending on the amount of time you have available, you will either be transferred back to the Sea Coach dock to get your boat back to Lungi or spend some additional time in Freetown. After getting to the airport you will be assisted with checking in procedures by our VSL TRAVEL Airport representative.