Historic sierra leone, 6 days

6 Days | Freetown, Sierra Leone
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DAY 1:ARRIVE FREETOWN

Welcome to Sierra Leone. On arrival at Freetown’s Lungi International Airport, you will be met, assisted and transferred to the city. Our Expert Cultural Guide will await your arrival in Freetown to transfer you to your hotel.

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 2:FREETOWN

After breakfast, we will depart for a tour of the City of Freetown. We will show you some historic sites around the center of the city. Highlights of the tour include:

·         National Museum: A tour of Sierra Leone’s history and culture. A wonderful display of our various ethnic artifacts can be seen.

·         Famous Cotton Tree: This proud landmark holds great significance to the freed slaves that settled in this country.

·         Maroon Church: The oldest church in Freetown built by former Jamaican Slaves in 1808.

·         State House formerly known as Fort Thornton: the office of the Governor during the years of colonial Administration.

·         Martello Tower (1805): A replica of the towers as in the south of England during the Napoleonic ears.

·         Old Fourah Bay College (1845): The 1st university in Sub - Sahara Africa which was the citadel of learning that won Sierra Leone the reputation “the Athens of Africa”.

·         Railway Museum (1896): Displays an array of 2ft 6in gauge trains that were commuting the 277 miles railway from Freetown to Pendembu.

·         Big Market: Arts and craft market, masks, batiks, beaded necklaces, etc. This market is a treasure trove for souvenir buyers. Be warned! Bargaining is the name of the game.

·         Peace Museum: Shelters the ancient U.N Tribunal where war criminals from Sierra Leone and Liberia was judged.

 We will have lunch in a local restaurant and then continue via Mount Aureol to Leicester Peak where you will see a magnificent overview of the city of Freetown.

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


DAY 3:  BUNCE ISLAND

After breakfast, you will be picked up for transfer to Bunce Island by boat. Bunce Island was the largest British slave castle on the Rice Coast of West Africa. Founded in 1670, it exported thousands of captives to North America and The West Indies until the British Parliament closed it in 1808. The Gullah people of South Carolina are thought to have come from ships boarded at Bunce Island. While there, take a look around the old fort wall, the slave quarters, the ruined fort, the ancillary buildings, the gravesites and check out the remains of the canons.

 Return to Freetown to visit River Number 2 located in the Western Peninsula region of Sierra Leone. It is one of Sierra Leone’s finest white sand beaches backed by luscious tree-covered mountains that slope down to the sea. You can play around in the shallow current of the river before it meets the sea, sunbathe, take a guided walk in the forest, go on a boat trip, buy some arts and crafts, or chat with the friendly locals.

 

OPTIONAL: For a full day trip to Bunce Island, you can continue to Tasso Island for lunch and free time to explore on your own. Visit to River Number Two will be skipped.

Tasso Island is one of the most unique tourist destinations the continent has to offer. With its touching colonial history, outdoor activities that leave your heart pumping, and stunning views of the ocean and tropical forest, Tasso Island has gained the interest of a myriad of travelers, historians and preservationists.

Afternoon free time at leisure on the beach or motorized pirogue ride (optional).

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


DAY 4: TACUGAMA & THE BANANA ISLANDS

After breakfast, depart to Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The sanctuary which covers 100 acres was created in 1995 to save and rehabilitate chimps before freeing them. Most of the chimpanzees live semi-wild inside large enclosures. Right before the road that leads to the chimps’ sanctuary, on the bridge, you can see the Charlotte Falls. On the way, we will pass through the village of Regent where we can find many Krio style houses including some that date from the 19th century.

 Continue to Kent Village for your transfer by boat to the Banana Islands. During the tour, you will discover the role of the Banana Islands during the slave trade and see the structures of the first European settlers in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone was one of the countries heavily involved in the slave trade between the 16th and 19th century. Many strongholds have been created by the European powers to gather large numbers of slaves and keep them to be sold and transported to the Americas. Two major centers to assemble slaves were Bunce Island and the Banana Islands. The Banana Islands was the smaller one where it is said that up to two thousand slaves could be on the island simultaneously.

 Lunch will be served in Bafa Resort.

 Afternoon free time at leisure on the beach or motorized pirogue ride (optional).

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


DAY 5: THE BANANA ISLANDS

After breakfast, we will start the historical tour of the Banana Islands. We will visit the ruins of the Slave Hole, the Old Fort, the old St. Luke’s Church, and a small museum with tools and chains from the slave trade are reminders of the vivid activities of the prosperous slave trade. A tour to these historical sites is combined with a leisure stroll through the village of Dublin with a glimpse of the past and the present of the Banana Islands.

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


DAY 6: SIERRA LEONE

After breakfast, return to Freetown for your transfer to the airport. You will be assisted by our representative at the airport with all check-in procedures.

 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast 

Useful informations

Details

Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
English
Strict: Partial refund if cancellation is within 1 week of booking

Good to know

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  - Cancellation made 45 days or more prior to the start of the tour will be charged a cancellation fee of 15% of tour cost with a minimum payment of $400 per traveler.

  -  Cancellations made 44 to 30 days to the start of the tour will be charged as a cancellation fee of 20% of tour cost with a minimum payment of $475 per traveler.

   - Cancellations made 29 to 17 days prior to the tour start date will be charged a cancellation fee of 25% of tour cost with a minimum payment of $700 per traveler.

    -Cancellations made 16 days or less prior to the tour start date will be charged cancellation fee of 100% of tour cost, No refund.

   - We reserve the right to impose additional penalties as imposed by hotels and other suppliers for peak periods such as but not limited to, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year and such other periods which are high season for a particular destination or property.

 

 Claims & Refund Policy

 - Except for verifiable documented extenuating circumstances, there are no refunds whatsoever, for any unused tour services, including, but not limited to, accommodations, meals, internal flights or sightseeing.

 As our prices are based on contract rates, if the traveler cancels while the trip is in progress, there will not be any refund for the unused portion.


 

TOUR INCLUDES

         Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

         Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers

         5 nights hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

         Transportation in private vehicle 

         Experienced tour guide

         Admission to listed sites

         Meals indicated (Breakfast daily, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners)

         Assistance with visa application

 

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

         Flight to/from Ghana

         Cost of visa

         Meals not listed

         Travel Insurance

         Gratuity to driver and guide

        Personal items such as laundry, internet and telephone

Meeting Point

Pick up at your hotel

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Up to 10 peoples
Durée : 6 Days
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