Museum in Freetown

Sierra Leone National Museum

The Sierra Leone National Museum has a small but fascinating collection of jujutrinkets and historical artefacts, including Temne Guerrilla leader Bai Bureh's drum, clothes and sword.
National Park in Sierra Leone

Outamba-Kilimi National Park

This is a beautiful tract of savanna and jungle, with very diverse wildlife: primates such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and sooty mangabeys; hippos, bongo antelopes, buffalo, elephants and perhaps even lions can …
Museum in Freetown

National Railway Museum

Visitors to the National Railway Museum are rare, but the short tour around these restored engines and cars is fairly interesting. You don't have to be a rail fan to enjoy this Clinetown museum, where there's a sur…
Wildlife Reserve in Freetown Peninsula

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Up and over Sugar Loaf Mountain, Sri Lankan founder Bala created Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a leafy, waterfall-framed hideaway set up with the purpose of educating humans about one of our closest relatives. This…
Island in Sierra Leone

Tiwai Island

Wildlife Reserve in Tiwai Island

Gola Forest Reserve

Gardens in Freetown

Cotton Tree

Freetown's most famous landmark is the fat Cotton Tree in the centre of the old part of town. Nobody's sure if it can be quite that old, but some say the city's Black Poor settlers rested in its shadows when they la…
Historic Site in Freetown

King's Yard Gate

The ancestors of nearly all present-day Krios passed through King's Yard Gate, atop Tower Hill in the strategic military Martello Tower, built in 1805. Now the site of Connaught Hospital, this is where the British b…
Notable Building in Freetown

Law Courts

The ornate Law Courts have been beautifully restored following considerable war damage. Located immediately east of the Cotton Tree.
Beach in Freetown

Lumley Beach

With every patch of beachfront property purchased and many construction projects underway, it's not hard to imagine what Lumley Beach will look like in a few years, but for now development is pretty much limited to …