West Africa - Sierra Leone (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Sierra Leone chapter from Lonely Planet's West Africa guidebook.

Sierra Leone rises from the soft waters of the Atlantic, dressed in sun-stained hues, rainforest green and the red roads of the north. Join the island-hoppers, explore the archipelagos and crack open fresh lobster under the shade of palms.

  • feel the white sand between your toes on River No 2 Beach and other Freetown beaches that line the stunning peninsula
  • maps
  • track colobus monkeys and joining the search for the elusive pygmy hippo on Tiwai Island
  • transport
  • push through the cool mist as you scale, Mt Bintumani West Africa's highest peak this side of Cameroon
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Understand Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Today, History, Culture, Food & Drink, Environment, Directory, Transport, 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, Kenema.

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16 pages

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