Attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Freetown Peninsula

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

In the dense rainforest of Western Area National Park, Sri Lankan founder Bala created Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a leafy, waterfall-framed hideaway set up with the purpose of rescuing and rehabilitating endange…
Top Choice Island in Sierra Leone

Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary

'Big Island' in the Mende language, 12-sq-km Tiwai Island certainly packs a punch when it comes to its primate population. Set on the Moa River, the entire island is run as a conservation research project. There are…
Wildlife Reserve in Tiwai Island

Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Sierra Leone's most visited natural reserve is home to over 700 different plant species, 135 bird species (including eight species of hornbill) plus otters and sea turtles. Tiwai is most famous for its primate popul…
National Park in Sierra Leone

Outamba-Kilimi National Park

This is a beautiful tract of savannah and jungle, with very diverse wildlife. You'll find primates such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and sooty mangabeys; hippos, bongo antelopes, buffalo, and perhaps even forest …
Museum in Freetown

Sierra Leone National Museum

There are two galleries inside the Sierra Leone National Museum – one housing a collection of cultural and historical artefacts, including Temne Guerrilla leader Bai Bureh's drum, clothes and sword; and another devo…
Beach in Freetown

Lumley Beach

This wide sweep of beach has lost some of its atmosphere since the 2015 demolition of dozens of bamboo and thatch food shacks; and the numerous, ugly construction projects lining the beach road don't add to its appe…
Wildlife Reserve in Sierra Leone

Gola Rainforest National Park

A short hop from Tiwai Island, the Gola Rainforest National Park is home to an abundance of creatures great and small, from rare, intricately patterned butterflies to lost, lumbering forest elephants having a hard t…
Museum in Freetown

National Railway Museum

You don't have to be a rail fan to enjoy this Clinetown museum, where enthusiastic staff guide you around a surprising collection of restored locomotives, including one commissioned for the Queen of England in 1961.…
Historic Building in Freetown

State House

The State House, up on Tower Hill and overlooking the downtown area, is an example of the Freetown's old Krio architecture, which features brightly washed buildings and higgeldy-piggeldy window frames. This building…
University in Freetown

Old Fourah Bay College

Gutted by fire in 1999, only the stone shell of the Old Fourah Bay College remains, but this 1848 building is graceful even in its decay. The World Monuments Fund lists it as one of the world's 100 most-endangered h…