Lost in a wave of iridescence, Sierra Leone is a country that is truly mesmerizing. Right from its sun stained landscapes, thriving lush forests and endless waves of soft water, this country makes for a perfectly colourful destination. Those looking for sun and adventure, pack your bags and travel here today!
Begin your journey at the capital city of Freetown. Although it is surrounded by the mountains and the sea, this wonderful city is filled with liveliness, energy and abundance of colour. Next, travel ahead to Moyamba which is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country. Travel onwards to Bo, which is filled with a natural lush growth of flora and fauna. You can easily explore this natural beauty with a simple stroll. Next, travel ahead to Kenema which is known for its picturesque countryside and its famous attractions of the Gola Forest Reserve and Tiwai Island. Koidu is your next destination. Here, you will find remnants of the past diamond mining era, although most of the cities in the country have progressed ahead. Next, travel to Magburaka, which still contain few housing structures that have been built since a few decades ago. Travel onwards to Kambia which is home to most of the rustic and rural villages in the country. Finally, travel towards Kabala which is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country and home to most of the population in the country.
Sierra Leone has plenty of natural attractions that make for a perfect visit. Out of all the attractions a must visit is the Banana Islands. These islands are best known for their beaches and lush forests making it a popular spot for visitors to relax and unwind here. Bunce Island is also another destination that is a must visit. Although it played an important role to the history of the country, today it stands as symbolic representation to history enthusiasts. Tiwai island is also a popular spot for visitors, especially since it is a wildlife sanctuary. Today it is home to several local bird species. For trekkers and hikers, the Loma Mountains will be the perfect delight. Travel up the slopes of this majestic mountain and you will be rewarded with a beautiful diversity in its natural habitat.
The cuisines of Sierra Leone keep in touch with its humble roots through its local produce. The main staple comprises of rice which is often served with soups or stews. These stews are extremely mouthwatering especially since they comprise of a perfect blend of meat or fish, seasonings and local vegetation. Cassava leaves are used in almost every meal along with other local ingredients. A lot of sea food especially fish is also used, especially with okra soup. When it comes to beverages, ginger beer is most popular for locals as well as visitors.
With its diverse landscapes, there are plenty of activities that can be done in the country of Sierra Leone. This includes hiking, trekking and touring the local natural attractions. The coastal areas provide more opportunities for recreational activities. You can go swimming, diving or even surfing here. Football is a popular pastime here, so you can get into a game with the locals when you want.
Ensure that you plan for an adventure on your trip here. However, at times unexpected mishaps can occur which can affect your trip and harm your security. But you can be prepared for such situations with a few simple steps and proper preparation. With a safety net that will keep you well protected and will also protect you against any unexpected calamities, thereby allowing you to travel safe. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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