Homegrown: Meet 21 yr old entrepreneur Hannah Tawarally

Meet Hannah, a 21 year old entrepreneur. She is currently studying business and finance at LICSSAL Business College, but that’s not all she does. Hannah is a budding entrepreneur and runs “Coffee Couriers” – selling authentic Sierra Leone coffee. Like most entrepreneurs, she fell out of adversity and into business. After she completed her Senior […]

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Night Life, Night Clubs, Bars

Sierra Leoneans definitely love and know how to have a good time. While Freetown is not exactly brimming with night clubs, there is a a fair amount of local bars around. Alcohol is relatively cheap in most places and the advice is to party responsibly and be safe, beware of ‘kolonkos’ (prostitutes) and also know […]

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Using your mobile phone in Sierra Leone

Mobile telephone use is high which is no surprise seeing as landlines are notoriously unreliable. This makes it a “must bring along” item. However, there are cheap handset which can be purchased locally. Tip: Providers like Airtel and Africell offer cheap handsets that you can purchase in country if you do not want to bring […]

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Things you need to know

Travelling to Sierra Leone requires a fair amount of planning and flexibility so we advise arranging as much as possible in advance. Keep in mind that Sierra Leone is still one of the poorest countries in the world, therefore do not expect everything to work as it would in more developed countries.

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Q&A BIMBOLA CARROL

Meet the 31-year old who set up the Freetown-based tourism company Visit Sierra Leone (VSL: www.visitsierraleone.org) just over a year ago Why did you decide to start VSL? There was no travel information on Sierra Leone and I wanted to provide something positive so people could see another side of the country. How big is […]

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