An itinerary that will take us on a journey into the past and present of this country of many chiaroscuros, which holds landscape, natural and ethnographic wonders of absolute importance. There are paradisiacal beaches, ancient fortresses, colonial sites, gold and diamond mines and dense, impenetrable vegetation that conceals the secrets of the forest and the people who inhabit it.
Those who love culture and history will find many sites of great interest in Sierra Leone. Places that bring to mind the painful past of the slave trade and villages that seem suspended in time. Here, the population accords its daily routine to the dictates of secret societies, ancient guarantors of community stability, and dances to the rhythm of sacred drums that anticipate the entrance of imposing masks that can only be worn by women in this part of Africa. But you will also have the chance to enjoy the beauty of nature, waking up to the call of the chimpanzees after a night spent in the heart of the rainforest or strolling in the shade of the palm trees of Bureh Beach and River N°2, two of the most beautiful beaches in all of Africa.
Day 1 :
Day 2 :
Lungi/Bunce and Tasso Island/Lungi
The ruins of the British fort on Bunce Island, a sad memory of the slave trade.
Discovering the traditions in the Mende and Temne villages.
Towards Kenema, the “capital” of diamonds.
Day 5 :
The diamond and gold mines, the Mende villages and the initiation dances with Bondo masks.
Day 6 :
Krio villages and chimpanzees at the Tacugama Chimp Sanctuary.
Day 7 :
Tacugama/Banana Island/Bureh Beach
Tombo’s fishermen and the wild beaches of Banana Island and Bureh Beach.
Day 8 :
Bureh Beach/River n°2/Freetown
The magnificent River No.2 beach and the vibrancy of Lumely Beach.
Day 9 :
The history of Freetown, founded at the end of the 18th century by some freed slaves.
Day 10 :