Africa - Sierra Leone (Chapter)
This is the Sierra Leone chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
Sierra Leone rises from the Atlantic, dressed in sun-stained hues, rainforest green and the red roads of the north. Freetown evokes the days when freed Caribbean slaves were resettled here, national parks and rainforests shelter endangered species, while sun-seekers can island-hop and explore the archipelagos.
- feel the white sand between your toes on River No 2 Beach and other Freetown beaches that line the stunning peninsula
- track colobus monkeys and join the search for the elusive pygmy hippo on Tiwai Island
- push through the cool mist as you scale, Mt Bintumani West Africa’s highest peak this side of Cameroon
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Freetown & around, Beaches, Banana Islands, Bunce Island, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, The North, Makeni, Mt Bintumani, Outamba-Kilimi National Park, The South, Bo, Turtle Islands, Tiwai Island, Gola Forest Reserve and Kenema.
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