Travelling to Sierra Leone and...
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 25, 2012 4:43 AM Last Post By: towol
May 10, 2012 9:41 AM
Travelling to Sierra Leone and......I just want some advices, i'm going to Sierra Leone in July with my girlfriend and it's our first time in Africa, we decided to rent a 4x4 vehicle to explore the country but we´re thinking about hiring a guide. What do you guys think? Anyone knows contacts?
May 11, 2012 9:54 AM
1Since you are new to the boards, I just want to point out that you can receive private messages (upper left) and I sent you one.
Depending on political situation in the region and timing, I might be in SL in July and would love to see the chimps on Twai island. If we are there at the same time (I'm alone and budget traveling) and you want to lower the costs of your rental, please contact me at my email because I would be interested in splitting the costs if you don't mind an extra passenger.
May 20, 2012 3:01 PM
I went to SL last year for 2 weeks. I went around on public transport and mostly taxis. Not sure about driving, it's mental, seriously. And it's not recommended to travel at night either.
It's worth while when you get there picking up an SL mobile sim, best thing I got, mainly handy for chartering taxis. But public transport is good fun also.
Good luck and have fun, is an incredible country and incredible people, and you will be one of the only tourists there.
Any questions feel free to message me.
May 24, 2012 4:20 AM
I am currently in Freetown and my recommendation is to rent a car. I have traveled a lot all over Africa and if you want to explore this beautiful country I would definitely not rely on public transport - it is definitely not safe (there was a major accident in Makeni 2 weeks ago with 2 buses slamming into eachother) and the standard is low. Driving by yourself however is not really safe either as the bus drivers here seem to be half a sleep while driving, but definitely safer than actually being in the bus. Gas is ridiculously expensive here and so are guides.
Be aware that rainy season is coming up though and some roads turn into a quite muddy affair.
May 25, 2012 4:43 AM
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