Sierra Leone / Liberia

Our second Sierra Leone and Liberia tour is now sold out but we have a 3rd group set for 7th-16th November 2018.

 

Contact us for pre trip options in Guinea and Guinea Bissau.

November 7th: Arrive at Lungi International airport and make your way on the speedboat across the Sierra Leone river to your hotel where the group will all meet together. Spend the day at leisure to explore Freetown, including the famous Cotton Tree in the city centre.

Freetown


November 8th: After breakfast we travel to one of Sierra Leones's famous and unspoilt beaches; River Beach Number 2. Free day around the beach or option to take a boat cruise up river and further hike. Evening free to relax on the beach with meals of fresh fish and beers!

River Beach number 2

November 9th: After breakfast we take a boat ride to Banana Island. The island was initially inhabited by the Portuguese and later by freed slaves. Return to River Beach Number 2 in the late afternoon and rest of the day at leisure.

Tiwai Island

November 10th: Depart the beach in the morning and start the journey to the city of Bo - the centre of Sierra Leone's diamond mining industry. It's also known as the 'Manchester of Sierra Leone' due to it's music scene and nightlife! We arrive here early afternoon and the rest of the day is free to wander around the city or relax in the hotel resort.

Robertsport

November 11st: After breakfast we depart to Tiwai Island Sanctuary. We will enjoy local meals prepared by community cooks. We will  also take nature walks where we will hopefully spot red, black and white colobus monkeys. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a river cruise around the island.

Bomi Lake

November 12nd: In the morning we will take a wildlife walk of Tiwai before departing and heading to the Liberian border. Cross the border and join our new transport to take us to Robertsport, a city previously settled by African American freed slaves and was later an allied forces airbase in WW2.

Grand Bassam

November 13rd: We spend the morning around Robertsport taking a walking tour. Visit churches, schools and the abandoned African Center  of Culture. Return to our accommodation for lunch before spending the afternoon at leisure or taking optional surf lessons.

Lady of Peace Basilica

November 14th:  After breakfast we travel to Liberia's capital Monrovia where we will spend two nights. On the way we visit and swim at Bomi Lake, at Tubmanburg; a 100m deep blue lake suspended midway between the peaks of surrounding mountains. Depending on accessibility at the time we will also visit an abandoned UN base  which was use to deal with the Ebola outbreak in 2015.

Grand Bassam

November 15th: Today we take a walking tour of Monrovia. Stop for lunch in the Embassy District before returning to our hotel in the late afternoon.

Cape Coast

November 16th: Today tour ends. Leave for your flight home or continue your travels through West Africa!



Prices

Sierra Leone & Liberia tour: 1245 EUR


Includes:
- all accommodation: single rooms in Freetown, single tent in Tiwai, twin rooms elsewhere except Robertsport - mix of triples and quads.
- all breakfasts and all meals at Robertsport
- all ground transport during tours
- all entry fees and permits
- experienced English speaking local guides
- Two Special Destinations guides accompanying
- Visa support

Not included:
- International flights
- visas (Sierra Leone £109, Liberia £60)
- airport transfers
- most meals, personal expenses and optional extra tours
- single supplement (except Robertsport) 240 EUR

What visas do I need?

Sierra Leone and Liberia both require visas in advance. We provide you with support paperwork for each visa. You will also be required to have a yellow fever certificate. The visas take 1-2 weeks each to process.

Are Sierra Leone and Liberia safe?

Both countries are now free of civil war and ebola! There are very few tourists in each country but those who do visit find very warm and welcoming people in both.

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