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VSL ran a trip to Bunce Island on March 26th and the following article is from Memuna Forna, who runs Insight – “The only magazine for those who do business in Sierra Leone”. Very interesting and well worth a read. You can also follow her on Twitter @ft_insight On Sunday 24th March, when I visited,...
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Medview
Med-View Airline, a private Nigerian aviation firm, launched its maiden flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia, on Tuesday, December 20. Med-View Airline will be operating a regular flight to Accra, Monrovia, and Freetown, respectively, according to the Liberian Embassy in Abuja. After the maiden flight, the airline will fly to...
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During my stay in London I paid a visit to a Rainbow Tours, tour operator who have been our partners since 2009. They were probably the first operator to fully commit to marketing the Sierra Leone product, post conflict. Post-ebola, they have made enquiries but bookings are yet to come, so I thought it would...
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KLM
KLM is set to start flights to Sierra Leone in 2017. This is a much welcomed development which improve connections for Sierra Leone to other countries in Europe and beyond. KLM will operate its flights to Freetown and Monrovia using Airbus 330-200s with a seat capacity of 267 passengers. Flight KL0511 will depart on Wednesdays,...
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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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Rogbonko
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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York
York is a distinctly Krio village with a rich history though the village also comprises of various other tribes. Prior to the arrival of the liberated slaves, the Sherbro were settled in the area and the village as called Momimi. York village is over 200 years old, predominantly Christian with old churches and beautiful layout...
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Maroon Church
This church was built by the Maroons who arrived in the colony in 1800 as black returnees from Jamaica who were reputed to be accomplished stone masons. It is thought they converted to Christianity through the influence of the Nova Scotians who were already in the Colony. The church erected in 1822, was seen as...
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St Charles Church, Regent
As the Liberated African Villages grew, it was decided that structures had to be established to cater for the spiritual and educational welfare of the emerging communities. The government agreed to finance the construction of schools and churches. In 1816, the government financed the building of a stone church the Regent, one of the Liberated...
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The Martello Tower
Due to frequent attacks on Freetown in the 19th century by the Temne under the leadership of King Tom, the government became nervy about future attacks on the colony. The governor of the day instructed that a Martello Tower be built on the top of Tower Hill as a defence mechanism. Similar structures were a...
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