Sierra Leone Warnings and Dangers

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    Lumley Beach with Boogie's Nightclub in...
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    5km of Lumley Beach
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Sierra Leone Warnings and Dangers

  • Sierra Leone is not safe!

    Sierra Leone is not safe any more. Hope this will change sometime soon....I find it sad that not many "outsiders" get to experience this interesting country, and I wonder if I ever will get the chance to return?

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  • Lumley Beach at night

    Lumley Beach in Freetown is very beautiful. It has many good beach bars along its 5km length. During the day it is a great place to be. At night I would suggest you don't venture outside of the beach bars. During my time in Sierra Leone there were many tourists accosted and robbed on the beach. Sometimes they had been lured by local females to...

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  • check in with the tourist police

    Cecil J. WILLIAMS (Mr)General ManagerNational Tourist Board of Sierra LeoneRoom 100, Cape Sierra Hotel, AberdeenP.O.Box 1435FREETOWN/Sierra LeoneTel: (232-22) 275 520Fax: (232-22) 272 197-272 977E-mail: ntbinfo@sierratel.slLanguage of communication:English2. NATIONAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER(S)Police (general): 999, 22 30 00/1/2 Health emergency:...

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  • Bad times

    Once upon a time there was a diamond shaped country called Sierra Leone in West Africa. It was a very beautiful country. The people were very friendly. It was a very pleasant place to visit, with a lot to see and do.Not anymore. Like everything else Sierra Leone's nascent tourist industry collapsed following the start of the civil war. Several of...

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  • Petty crime and theft of...

    Petty crime and theft of wallets and passports are common. Requests for payments at military roadblocks are common. Robberies and burglaries of residences are frequent.

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  • Guard against Malaria/Mosquito...

    Guard against Malaria/Mosquito Bites.PickpocketsKeep together in small groups.Avoid Nice ladies of the night-even though most look like Whitney Houston or better!

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  • Sometimes bottled water is not...

    Sometimes bottled water is not from the factory. Check the top and the seal. If anything is missing or damaged who knows what you are drinking. If the phone in the Airport was not working then think to yourself where else would it be working. Don't expect just because it's an International airport that the toliets will work. Take luggage that...

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