West Africa's best wildlife parks
Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants r...
Places in Sierra Leone
Strung between the mountains and the sea, Sierra Leone's capital is a cheeky, quicksilver capital bubbling with energy, colour and charm. One minute it's calm, offering up quiet beaches, friendly Krio chat and warm plates of soup and rice. The next it's frenzied and playing dirty, throwing you into the back of a shared taxi and hurtling you up and down its pretty little hills.
Freetown's tongue stretches out along the coast, kissing beaches lined with tall, elegant palms and iced with sand that's white as snow. River No 2 shot to fame after the Bounty bar ad was filmed here, and the sugary white sands don't disappoint. The eponymous River No 2 Guesthouse is a community-run spot that has simple, clean rooms and red wooden tables sunk into the sand.