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Sierra Leone Cultural and History Tour – 7 Days

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Duration

7

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Sierra Leone Cultural and History Tour

Sierra Leone Cultural and History Tour – Discover the cultural and historical sites of Sierra Leone on the southwest coast of Western Africa. The National Museum in Freetown, the nation’s capital, as well as the Maroon Church, Martello Tower, Big Market, Railway Museum, Bunce Island, Rogbonko Village, and The Banana Island are among the journey’s highlights.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • National Museum
  • Famous Cotton Tree
  • Maroon Church
  • Martello Tower (1805)
  • Old Fourah bay College (1845)
  • Big Market
  • Railway Museum (1896)
  • Peace Museum
  • River Number 2 located in the Western Peninsula region of Sierra Leone
  • Rogbonko Village Retreat
  • Rogbonko community

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE FREETOWN
Day 1: ARRIVE FREETOWN

From Sierra Leone, greetings. When you arrive at Freetown Lungi International Airport, you will be welcomed, escorted, and driven into the city. When you get to Freetown, our licensed cultural guide will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel.


Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Hotel: Country Lodge Complex or similar

Day 2: FREETOWN
Day 2: FREETOWN

After breakfast, we'll take a tour of Freetown. You will visit a couple of the city's historic sites with us. The tour's high points include:

The history and culture of Sierra Leone are on display in the national museum. There is a great display of items from the various ethnic populations in our country.

Famous Cotton Tree: This historic site has special significance for the liberated slaves who immigrated to our country.
The Maroon Church, built in Freetown in 1808 by former Jamaican slaves, is the city's oldest church.
The State House, once Fort Thornton, served as the governor's residence during the colonial era.
An authentic copy of the towers that once stood in the south of England during the Napoleonic era is the Martello Tower (1805).

Old Fourah Bay College, the earliest institution of higher learning in Sub-Saharan Africa, was established in 1845 and served as a center of learning, earning Sierra Leone the nickname "Athens of Africa."
The 277-mile railway running from Freetown to Pendembu is served by a variety of 2 feet 6-inch gauge engines on display at the Railway Museum (1896).

Masks, batiks, and beaded necklaces are just a few of the items available at the arts and crafts market. This market is a goldmine for those hunting for treasure. Be cautious! The game's goal is to bargain.
The former United Nations Tribunal, which was used to prosecute war criminals from Liberia and Sierra Leone, is currently housed in the Peace Museum.

Before going to Leicester Peak, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Freetown, we'll make a pit stop for lunch at a local restaurant



Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hotel: Country Lodge Complex or similar

Day 3: BUNCE ISLAND
Day 3: BUNCE ISLAND

You will be picked up and taken by boat to Bunce Island after breakfast. The largest British slave fortification on the Rice Coast of West Africa was Bunce Island. Before being suppressed by the British Parliament in 1808, it was formed in 1670 and transported thousands of prisoners to North America and the West Indies. It is believed that ships carrying the Gullah people of South Carolina arrived from Bunce Island. Check explores the fort's historic wall, slave quarters, damaged fort, auxiliary structures, burial grounds, and cannon fragments while you're there.
Before returning to Freetown, stop by River Number 2 on Sierra Leone's Western Peninsula. One of the nicest white sand beaches in Sierra Leone can be found there, and it is surrounded by gorgeous tree-covered hillsides that slope down to the water. Sunbathing, guided woodland walks, boat excursions, art and craft shopping, playing in the river's gentle current before it reaches the sea, and mingling with the friendly locals are all options.
Optional: If you choose to spend the entire day on Bunce Island, you can continue to Tasso Island for lunch and some free time to explore. We won't travel to the second river.

Tasso Island is one of the most distinctive tourist destinations the continent has to offer. Due to its captivating colonial legacy, exhilarating outdoor pursuits, and beautiful views of the ocean and tropical forest, Tasso Island has attracted the interest of a wide range of tourists, historians, and preservationists.
Free time in the afternoon to go on a motorized pirogue excursion or relax on the beach (optional)





Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hotel: Country Lodge Complex or similar

Day 4: ROGBONKO VILLAGE
Day 4: ROGBONKO VILLAGE

After breakfast, we'll take a look around Makeni before traveling to Rogbonko Village Retreat. You will then eat lunch before traveling to Rogbonko.

A village in Sierra Leone called Rogbonko Mathaka, also referred to as "The Place in the Forest," is situated 30 minutes outside of Magburaka. A dirt road leads to there, winding past paddy fields and palm tree plantations.
Despite the absence of power, running water, telephones, and other modern comforts, you will stay in a traditional house, enjoy local cuisine, and engage in village life.

Discover the people's interests and get to know them.



Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hotel: Traditional Hut

Day 5: ROGBONKO VILLAGE

You will spend the entire day in Rogbonko getting to know the locals, discovering their customs, and taking part in daily life. Additionally, tours of agricultural areas like the Cashew and Sugar Cane Plantations are provided, along with brief excursions in classic dugout canoes.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hotel: Traditional Hut

Day 6: THE BANANA ISLAND
Day 6: THE BANANA ISLAND

After breakfast, bid the Rogbonko community farewell and travel to Kent Village to board a boat for the Banana Islands. You will learn more about the Banana Islands' part in the slave trade and view the buildings built by the first European residents in Sierra Leone as you travel.
Sierra Leone was one of the nations that actively participated in the slave trade between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries. To capture and hold a huge number of slaves before selling and transporting them to the Americas, the European powers constructed a number of fortifications. Other significant locations for human enslavement included Bunce Island and the Banana Islands. The smallest of the two islands, the Banana Islands, may have housed up to 2,000 slaves.
We will go to the ancient fort, the historic St. Luke's Church, the Slave Hole Ruins, and a tiny museum that houses tools and chains used in the lucrative slave trade. You can learn more about the past and present of the Banana Islands by touring these historic sites and having a leisurely stroll around Dublin's hamlet.






Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hotel: Bafa Resort

Day 7: FREETOWN – DEPART
Day 7: FREETOWN – DEPART

Return to Freetown after breakfast to arrange for your airport transfer. At the airport, a representative from our company will help you with the check-in process.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Return water taxi tickets
  • Experienced English/French-speaking Tour Guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated (Breakfast daily, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners)
  • Assistance with visa application
  • Cost of Visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance (can be quoted)
  • Immunization
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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