VSL Sunset Boat Cruise Party: A Review

“We woke up very late because we ushered the new year awake and eventful. We rushed through breakfast and left, we were thirty minutes early for 1pm hence we had time to rest and interact with other beautifully dressed “tourists” before the cruise finally started. As soon as we got there Jonathan stole the show, […]

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4 Amazing Places to have a staycation around the Freetown Peninsula

A staycation could mean different things for different people but everyone could agree that it means, having a vacation somewhere very close to home. In the wake of Covid-19, many far from home vacation plans have been distorted. Hence, there’s no greater period than this for us to explore what’s nearest to us.

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Bunce Island gets an overdue and much needed upgrade [with photos]

Bunce Island is one of the most significant heritage sites in Sierra Leone and a unique cultural monument to Africa’s intersection with the United States and the wider Atlantic World. Located about 17 miles upriver in the Sierra Leone River the island was a center of British slave trade in West Africa from about 1670 […]

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Memories of a Hard Rock – Lakka Beach

At the end of a yellow sandy beach dotted with coconut trees and framed by forested green hills is a small island surrounded by rocks, aptly named Hard Rock, in Sierra Leone on the coast of West Africa.

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The Budapest-Bamako Rally is coming to Freetown, Sierra Leone

The world’s largest amateur rally – the Budapest-Bamako! Is giving teams more than they bargained for as they will get the opportunity to drive beauties and beasts on roads darkened by the legendary Lion Mountains of Sierra Leone where this year’s rally will be finishing.

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Excursion to what was once “The island of no return”

Coming face to face with the enchanting relics of the mastery architectural display that once defined the merciless economical “glory” of the Bunce Island, you’ll know thereon, that this is a place that warrants the visitation of everyone, at least once in our lifetime

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The wonders of Outamba-Kilimi National Park

Paddle down the mirror-calm Kabba River, get up close to majestic hippos and hike the wildlife-filled trails of Sierra Leone’s first National Park. Over the coming weeks, VSL Travel (Visit Sierra Leone) is touring the country to set up new day trips, short-breaks and tours for you to enjoy come the dry season. We’re on […]

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Discover Sierra Leone, Before everyone else does

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The Rogbonko-Bumbuna Experience

The brainchild of Sheka Forna, brother of celebrated author Aminatta Forna, Rogbonko Village Retreat is unlike any other accommodation available in Sierra Leone, offering not just the chance to wind-down in a truly magical forest setting, but also to live and immerse yourself in all aspects of rural village life. Following a stop for lunch […]

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Banana Islands – Dublin, Ricketts and Mes-Meheux

The Banana Islands lie southwest of the Freetown Peninsula in Sierra Leone. The Islands are about a 20 minutes boat ride from Kent, and offer good opportunities for snorkeling and fishing or if you fancy it, a canoe trip around the Island. The Banana Islands are comprised of three Islands: Dublin, Ricketts and Mes-Meheux. The […]

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