Sierra Leone Off The Beaten Path
Scuba diving off Banana Island can be an unforgettable experience. Not only because of the beautiful underwater scenery, but because the whole process of scuba diving is quite different than in touristy dive destination. In Banana Island is more like an adventure and exploration. You do not fell the routine of a busy dive center and you are always...more
The beaches! Well, it's not off the beaten path for the people of Sierra Leone. If things quite down someday, it won't be off the beaten path anymore!!!It is so many years ago since I used the beaches, but they will never go away for sure....Several old guides claim the beaches to be some of the best in the world!!more
I lived in Kailahun, Sierra Leone for 9 months in 2003/2004. Despite suffering 85% destruction to their town during the civil war, the people of Kailahun were the most remarkable people. I was impressed by their generosity and kindness during my stay. It can be argued that they suffered the most during the civil war as Kailahun was the main artery...more
Formerly a specialized slave trading center during the 1700 and 1800's. Approximately 50,000 slaves were sold there during that time. Now you can tour the island with a guide as he explains about the ruined fort and its buildings. In order to visit the island you must first go to Pepel and get permission from the curator in charge who also acts as...more
The sanctuary takes in abandoned and confiscated chimpanzees that people have had as pets and introduces them back into the wild. A newly arrived chimp starts off in quarantine from the others and over the next several months is slowly placed with other chimps into different stages of contained wooded areas. The final stage is its release into the...more
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