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Historic Sierra Leone 6 Days

By Continent Tours
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About this activity

What's included, what's not

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    6x Breakfast

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    4x Dinner

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    4x Lunch

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    Accommodation included: 5 nights

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    Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

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    Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers

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    5 nights Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

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    Transportation in private vehicle

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    Admission to listed sites

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    Entry/Admission - Sierra Leone National Museum

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    Entry/Admission - Bunce Island

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    Entry/Admission - Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

  • What's excluded

    Cost of Visa

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    Meals not listed

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    Travel Insurance (can be quoted)

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    Gratuity to driver and guide

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    Immunization

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • Working with Hotels that are strictly adhering to the Health Protocols

  • Returns to original departure point

  • Departure time: 8:30 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE FREETOWN

Pass By: Freetown, Freetown, Western Area
Welcome to Sierra Leone. On arrival at Freetown’s Lungi International Airport, you will be met, assisted and transferred to the city. Our Expert Cultural Guide will await your arrival in Freetown to transfer you to your hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lac’s Villa Guesthouse or similar

Day 2: FREETOWN

Stop At: Sierra Leone National Museum, Siaka Stevens St, Freetown Sierra Leone
After breakfast, we will depart for a tour of the City of Freetown. We will show you some the historic sites around the centre of the city. Highlights of the tour include:
• National Museum: A tour on Sierra Leone’s history and culture. A wonderful display of our various ethnic artefacts can be seen.
• Famous Cotton Tree: This proud landmark holds great significance to the freed slaves that settled in this country.
• Maroon Church: The oldest church in Freetown built by former Jamaican Slaves in 1808.
• State House formerly known as Fort Thornton: the office of the Governor during the years of colonial Administration.
• Martello Tower (1805): A replica of the towers as in south of England during the Napoleonic ears.
• Old Fourah bay College (1845): The 1st university in Sub - Sahara Africa which was the citadel of learning that won Sierra Leone the reputation “the Athens of Africa”.
• Railway Museum (1896): Displays an array of 2ft 6in gauge trains that were commuting the 277 miles railway from Freetown to Pendembu.
• Big Market: Arts and craft market, masks, batiks, beaded necklaces etc. This market is a treasure trove for souvenir buyers. Be warned! Bargaining is the name of the game.
• Peace Museum: Shelters the ancient U.N Tribunal where war criminals from Sierra Leone and Liberia were judged.

We will have lunch in a local restaurant and then continue via Mount Aureol to Leicester Peak where you will see a magnificent overview of the city of Freetown.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration: 2 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Home Suites Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 3: BUNCE ISLAND

Stop At: Bunce Island, Freetown Sierra Leone
After breakfast, you will be picked up for transfer to Bunce Island by boat. Bunce Island was the largest British slave castle on the Rice Coast of West Africa. Founded in 1670, it exported thousands of captives to North America and The West Indies until the British Parliament closed it in 1808. The Gullah people of South Carolina are thought to have come from ships boarded at Bunce Island. While there, take a look around the old fort wall, the slave quarters, the ruined fort, the ancillary buildings, the grave sites and check out the remains of the canons.

Return to Freetown to visit River Number 2 located in the Western Peninsula region of Sierra Leone. It is one of Sierra Leone’s finest white sand beaches backed by luscious tree-covered mountains that slope down to the sea. You can play around in the shallow current of the river before it meets the sea, sunbathe, take a guided walk in the forest, go on a boat trip, buy some arts and crafts, or chat to the friendly locals.

OPTIONAL: For a full day trip to Bunce Island, you can continue to Tasso Island for lunch and free time to explore on your own. Visit to River Number Two will be skipped.
Tasso Island is one of the most unique tourist destinations the continent has to offer. With its touching colonial history, outdoor activities that leave your heart pumping, and stunning views of ocean and tropical forest, Tasso Island has gained the interest of a myriad of travelers, historians and preservationists.
Afternoon free time at leisure on the beach or motorized pirogue ride (optional).
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lac’s Villa Guesthouse or similar

Day 4: TACUGAMA & THE BANANA ISLANDS

Stop At: Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Regent Village turn right just past Bathurst, where the sign says 'Congo Dam/Chimpanzee Park', Freetown Sierra Leone
After breakfast, depart to Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The sanctuary which covers 100 acres was created in 1995 to save and rehabilitate chimps before freeing them. Most of the chimpanzees live semi wild inside large enclosures. Right before the road that leads to the chimps’ sanctuary, on the bridge, you can see the Charlotte Falls. On the way, we will pass through the village of Regent where we can find many Krio style houses including some that date from the 19th century.

Continue to Kent Village for your transfer by boat to the Banana Islands. During the tour, you will discover the role of the Banana Islands during the slave trade and see the structures of the first European settlers in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone was one of the countries heavily involved in the slave trade between the 16th and 19th century. Many strongholds have been created by the European powers to gather large numbers of slaves and keep them to be sold and transported to the Americas. Two major centers to assemble slaves were Bunce Island and the Banana Islands. The Banana Islands was the smaller one where it is said that up to two thousand slaves could be on the island simultaneously.

Lunch will be served in Bafa Resort.

Afternoon free time at leisure on the beach or motorized pirogue ride (optional).

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bafa Resort

Day 5: THE BANANA ISLANDS

Stop At: Banana Islands, Banana Islands, Western Area
After breakfast, we will start the historical tour of the Banana Islands. We will visit the ruins of the Slave Hole, the Old Fort, the old St. Luke’s Church, and a small museum with tools and chains from the slave trade are reminders of the vivid activities of the prosperous slave trade. A tour to these historical sites is combined with a leisure stroll through the village of Dublin with a glimpse of the past and the present of the Banana Islands.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bafa Resort

Day 6: SIERRA LEONE

Stop At: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
After breakfast, return to Freetown for your transfer to the airport. You will be assisted by our representative at the airport with all check-in procedures.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Freetown
  • Sierra Leone Western Area

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Lacs Villa, 3a Cantonment Road Off, King Harman Rd, Freetown, Sierra Leone Traveler pickup is offered Airports Lungi Intl Airport, Freetown Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone Western Area
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