Sierra Leone Transportation
There are basically three ways to get to Freetown from the International airport in Lungi. Schedules vary and often change at the last moment.1. Helicopter: Paramount Airlines runs a helicopter service to Freetown, the less than 10min. flight will run you $101,500 leones or about $35 U.S.2. Hovercraft: This recent option was added this year and...more
This could probably fall under "Packing List" also, but your most valuable mode of transportation is--YOUR OWN FEET!! When we were in the villages we walked basically everywhere. The locals don't drive and there will only be large taxis. So if you can and get the chance, especially if you're in a village or something...just walk. :-) Make sure you...more
The white vehicle is actually the Mattru Hospital Vehicle. The point of view is from ours in the "poda poda" (a 16 passenger van--African style!) We were just leaving from Freetown to travel to Mattru. The countryside is gorgeous. Most of the world's palm oil comes from this area. We used the hospital vehicle around the "bush" and then we used the...more
The West African Lorry is the only way to go. If you want to go to any other town in the country, to Makeni, Bo, Kenema, Kabala you go out to the main road and catch one of the lorries. One's first impression of the lorries is how charming and raggle-taggle they are. The lorry is a pick-up truck which had been modified by putting a metal roof over...more
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