Sierra Leone is an undiscovered paradise that has been a dealt a poor hand. Tourism and investments were blossoming after the end of the civil war in 2002 and then, just as it was finding its feet, Ebola struck. However, the World Health Organisation has now declared it officially Ebola free and Tailormade Africa is spearheading the campaign to develop eco-tourism in the country and reintroduce intrepid travellers to this truly beautiful corner of West Africa.
Relatively small by African standards, it’s packed with travel highlights and stunning beaches, making it an ideal alternative winter-sun destination for 7-10 nights.
In place of the ‘Big Five’ are chimpanzees and the elusive pygmy hippo; its rainforests – with over 330 species of bird – are a haven for twitchers; its communities are steeped in traditional beliefs; and its palm-fringed islands and miles of pristine sugar-sand beaches – one of which even featured in a Bounty chocolate bar advert – are ideal for those seeking to wind down at the end of an adventure.
Furthermore, by travelling to Sierra Leone you will be helping directly with the re-building process and as an added bonus Tailormade Africa will donate a portion of each booking to UK education and child welfare organisation Street Child that provides shelter and education for the 13,000 children orphaned by Ebola. We actively encourage anyone travelling to Sierra Leone to see the work they do.
Sierra Leone is not Africa for beginners, but with our strong local connections, superb guides and first-hand experience you will be well looked after and come back with memories to last a lifetime.