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Sierra Leone

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

These days Guinea’s uncertain political future and Liberia’s tenuous security situation present bigger challenges to Sierra Leone’s newfound stability than anything internal. Be sure to check on the condition near the borders if things in either neighbouring nation deteriorate.

Except for in Bo and Kenema, electricity is either sporadic or nonexistent, and even these towns suffer occasional shutoffs at the end of the dry season. Just about all hotels have generators, though most budget places will only run them from around 7pm to 1am.