Sierra Leone is a West African country that's mainly untouched by tourism, making it an ideal destination for a relaxing safari with authentic cultural experiences. The country’s iridescent white-sanded beaches are well known among locals. It's also one the best places in Africa to see chimpanzees! Sierra Leone is a beautiful country that is best appreciated when African Safari Booking connects you with professional tour groups. If you’re ready to cross an epic safari off your bucket list, it’s time to start planning your own custom trip!
Flying is the way to get to Sierra Leone. You’ll most likely arrive in the country’s capital, Freetown. If you have connecting flights, you can expect your collective travels to take at least 24 hours each way. To make your long flights and wait times in the terminal easier, bring plenty of essentials in a carry-on bag.
The national languages of Sierra Leone are English and Krio. However, Krio is more widely spoken and would be useful to know for the smoothest travel experience. Thankfully, your safari guides will know English, Krio, and the culture of Sierra Leone to keep your vacation safe and streamlined.The best time to visit is between November and January. The rainy season, which occurs in May, June, September, and October, makes travel difficult because of heavy downpours.
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Sierra Leone is well-known for its wealth of chimpanzees in protected environments. The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a semi-wild rainforest where you can see many playful chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
Tiwai Island - This wildlife sanctuary, about 5 square miles in size, will introduce you to another beautiful rainforest located in Southern Sierra Leone. The Moa River runs through this park, which the pygmy hippos love to play in. You’ll also see over 135 species of pleasant birds and 11 species of primates!
Great Food - Sierra Leone isn’t just a treat for the eyes and the adventurous. If you love fresh food and new tastes to expand your palate, you’ll enjoy visiting restaurants and buying fresh fruit at the market. The seafood here is fresh as can be and are definitely worth a taste as well.
Beaches of White Sand - Sierra Leone is still quite untouched by tourism, giving you easy access to nearly private beaches that look straight out of a resort catalog. Freetown Peninsula’s No. 2 Beach is particularly gorgeous, so visit it while tourists still don’t know about it!
Resort Accommodations - Foreign guests are encouraged to stay in vetted resorts where all their needs can be comfortably attended to. Your safari tour company will know the best places for you to rest between excursions to enhance your vacation’s value.
To start your next adventure, let African Safari Booking connect you with the best tour groups in the business. Whether it’s your first safari or twentieth, the professionals we partner with know how to create a memorable journey for you and your loved ones.