Inspired by Sierra Leone- Drizilik’s three places that influence his music career

We all experience places differently. If a young student were to describe a country based on memories and feelings, you’d get an entirely different result than when, say, an elderly architect would. VSL has been showcasing city impressions from multiple perspectives through written articles, photographs and videos in order to attract a variety of audiences. […]

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Five reasons to visit Sierra Leone

When mentioning Sierra Leone, some might immediately think of the civil war, the Ebola virus outbreak, collapsing mountains and sad children with round eyes and even rounder bellies. All of this is/was true- let’s not act as though Sierra Leone isn’t one of the poorest countries in the world. But what I want to convey […]

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Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve – a gem for ecotourists and explorers

Many have heard of the Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve because of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. But did you know that the forest is a 17.000 acres large reserve, which stretches all over the peninsular? It’s the forest just outside of Freetown, running all through Kent over mountains and waterfalls. It is home to rare […]

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Top 5 things to do in Freetown

To most people civil war, ebola, poverty, or pot-belly kids with hungry eyes come to mind when they think of Sierra Leone. Of course, this is a very one-dimensional view of the country. In fact, Sierra Leone is very safe and an amazing country to visit. It is far from touristy and assures a unique […]

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Top 5 beaches in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s beaches have been praised by many and can be seen as its’ main tourist attraction. They have been spared from commercialization and mass-tourism and offer some of the most stunning vistas of the continent. They are desolate, quiet, peaceful and will melt the hearts even of those who hate sand. Read on for […]

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Getting around Freetown; your one and only transportation guide

Getting around Freetown can be challenging and frustrating. Endless traffic jams at Lumley roundabout, trucks crashing in the narrow streets downtown, taxi drivers overcharging you because you’re a foreigner, police officers hungry for bribes at checkpoints; sometimes it pays to hire an SUV plus driver and leave the wahala behind. Still, taking local transport can […]

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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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