Sierra Leone’s Tourism Minister extends invitation to RwandAir to add Sierra Leone to their list of Routes

This years Inter-Tourism Expo Ghana is Supported by World Bank – Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project. The Minister made this open request to RwandAir, when she was called to present a Mock Cheque to the Organizers of the Inter-Tourism Expo 2022. She saw the need and time to presents Sierra Leone’s RwandAir Routes. Having taking […]

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5 Things to Know Before Traveling to Sierra Leone today

Here are 5 things to know when travelling to Sierra Leone today. 1. Health & Vaccinations YELLOW FEVER: Yellow fever vaccine is mandatory and you will be asked for your vaccination card on arrival.  COVID 19: All inbound and outbound passengers to register on the travel portal https://travel.gov.sl before traveling into or out of Sierra […]

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Black Johnson – Blight or Blessing

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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Lac’s Villa – Freetown’s Hidden Oasis

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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A Word of Thanks – VSL’s Bimbola Carrol Receives Award

We are proud to announce that Bimbola Carrol, founder and manager of Visit Sierra Leone, received the Eminence Africa For Excellence award in the category of Entrepreneurship – Tourism. Receiving this award is a great honour, of course, as it shows appreciation of the efforts Bimbola has made to advance his company, as well as […]

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Freetown on a budget

There is something odd about the leone. At first, you might be impressed by the sheer volume of the currency. A 50 dollar note buys you a packet of bills that barely fit a wallet. And once you find out a taxi ride is 1,500 leones (20 cents), it seems like you’ve hit the jackpot. […]

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Travel upline – To the Provinces

You’ve heard good stories about Makeni (insert link to article) and Kabala and you’d like for to venture inland. Now, how do you get there? It is recommended to rent a car with driver (link to car rental service), especially since many roads are still under construction or full of potholes. This slows any vehicle […]

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The coffee lovers’ guide to Freetown

Imagine: you are used to ordering an Ethiopian Arabica almond milk dry cappuccino, which magically appears within three minutes, crafted by the tattood- barista on your way to work. It might cost you 4$, but hey, who said heaven was cheap? Now, on your well deserved holiday to the tropical paradise called Sierra Leone, you […]

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The best Sierra Leonean drinks

Every country has their own specialties when it comes to beverages. In Sierra Leone, the best drinks are fresh, cheap and perfect for the hot tropical climate. Here are five drinks that should try out when visiting Sierra Leone. Bissap Bissap is the Sierra Leonean name for brewed hibiscus flowers with added vanilla and sugar. […]

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Getting your Leones in Freetown – Foreign Exchange

It can be a bit complicated to get your Leones and payment options are limited. Not many enterprises accept credit card payments and debit cards are almost useless. The best way to go around is to have Leones in cash that you either get through exchanging on the black market or withdraw from ATM’s. Black […]

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