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     Wonderful People wonderful Beaches 

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     A little less infrastructure ....but good 

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    Kabala Transportation

    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...

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    Kabala Warnings and Dangers

    Since 1991 Sierra Leone country has faced a harsh "campaign of terror" that has torn its people apart. This conflict overflowed from Liberia and is motivated by the profitable diamond trade. This conflict in Sierra Leone, has been waged against the civilians of this country, driving them from their homes, forcing them to work as slave laborers,...

  • Outamba-Kilimi National Park

    Kabala Things to Do

    Outamba-Kilimi National Park, about 35km from Kabala, is a large, hard-to-reach park in the northern part of the country that contains rain forest and savanna. Animals to watch for include elephants, pygmy hippos, chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Kamakwie is the nearest town. This is a wild -- wild life adventure.



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    Mattru Restaurants

    There're bar-ish type establishments, but they probably aren't the same as what westerners think of them. So you can get "softs" (pop/soft drink/soda/coke--for all the different names of those types of drink)...and sometimes they're even cold! :-) It's a welcome sight after long, hard days. Mattru we ate pork, chicken, & fish, & lots of...

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    Mattru Things to Do

    The River is beautiful!! It's a pretty long river! We were there during dry season, so it was pretty low and we could see the islands in the middle. It's quite remarkable to see the banks with such thick vegetation and know that it's all still pretty untouched. There are people that live on the banks among the vegetation, but they don't 'develop'...

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    West African Hospital Laboratory

    by kim83_50158 Updated Nov 6, 2003

    Favorite thing: We were only there for a short time, so most of it was spent at the government hospital there. It is sad that they receive more money than "our" hospital does, but yet how do they spend it? They had less than 10 patients there as compared to the easily 50+ Mattru has

    Fondest memory: This picture is of the Lab Room at Bonthe. It has a really tropical feeling to the room, as you can see (or maybe you can't see) the river/ocean out the window through the palms. :-)

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