9 Events to check out in Sierra Leone this December

December in Sierra Leone is always the highlight of the year, overloaded with fun events and activities. This December is no exception and the list of December 2022 events in Sierra Leone only keeps increasing. Find out all that you are looking for from our curated list of December 2022 events in Sierra Leone and […]

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Budapest-Bamako 2022 crosses the finish line in Freetown

Freetown was the final destination for the Budapest-Bamako Rally (the World’s largest humanitarian rally) again this year. Great news for destination Sierra Leone. This year’s event took approximately 19 days journeying through Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, West Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and into Sierra Leone via Gbalamuya and Madina Oula entry […]

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7 Festivals you should definitely check out this December

Take part in colorful festivals and lively traditions, explore bustling markets, and sample the local cuisines. There are numerous festivals happening this December, but these are some of the best lined up for you. Try not to miss them! 1. Food Fest Get ready to have a taste of Sierra Leone once again at the […]

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Three new places you must check out this December!

Whether you are already in Sierra Leone or heading that way for Christmas we wanted to highlight three interesting new spots you should check out. As it turns out these are all owned/run by female Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs which wasn't planned but turned out quite well. Go support! 111 RESTAURANT - “Your Inna’s African Cuisine” [...]
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Picket Hill- not a hill

All you need to know to conquer the Western Area’s most challenging hike Picket Hill is not a hill, but the highest mountain in the Western Area Peninsula, the region where Freetown and many of Salone’s finest beaches are located. It is ideal for those who fancy a test of humanity and can keep on […]

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Make the time to visit this Freetown’s beautiful waterfall

When you feel life gets hard, you probably need the thrilling sensation of the Mambo Waterfalls as it washes over you. For in that moment, nothing else matters. On a cold and wet Sunday morning we met at Hamilton Junction at 7:00am to walk the highway leading to Mambo before heading off-road for the hike […]

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Despite Covid-19 Agony, VSL Pushes Domestic Tourism through Health and Fitness Hikes

It is no secret that the travel, tourism and hospitality industry has been decimated by the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Even though spared the worst of the pandemic, Sierra Leone has been no exception.  The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has been a nightmare for all and tremendously affected people’s livelihood, health, and social activities. […]

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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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Sugarloaf Mountain: A Movember hiking story

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary When we steer through the roads of Regents, the towering procession of the Sugarloaf Mountain often falls in our view unnoticed. Albeit the unfortunate mudslide that is associated with it, the mountain’s formation is dazzling and its trails offer this abysmal forestry and steep […]

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Koba Wata to Pickett Hill to Big Wata by Philip Johnson

Keen to see as much of Sierra Leone during my short time here, I hurriedly accepted an invitation to walk up Picket Hill on Sunday 23rd September. Always one for thorough due diligence, a few search results later I quickly realised that this was far from the casual Sunday stroll I had imagined. At 09:20 […]

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