About Sierra Leone
With its palm-fringed beaches, breathtaking mountains, tropical rainforests and vibrant culture, Sierra Leone is one of West Africa’s most seductive destinations. Whether you want to escape the winter to some of the best beaches in Africa for some fun in the sun, to immerse yourself in its rich heritage and traditions or have the freedom to explore the beauty and charm of this undiscovered paradise, Sierra Leone offers an exciting and inspiring adventure to remember.
Experience the unrivalled friendliness and hospitality of our people. Relax at a beach-front bar as you watch the sun set over the Atlantic. Lose yourself in the bustling and colourful streets of Freetown. Journey back in time to the dark past of the slave trade. Hike the highest mountain in West Africa. Eat sweet fresh mangos plucked straight from the tree. Wake up to the calls of chimpanzees and monkeys in the rainforest.
Climate & Geography
Sierra Leone enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: rainy from May to October, and dry from November to April.
The weather is typically hot and humid throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from the low- to mid-20°s C (70°s F) inland and on the coast respectively, to the high 20°s C (80°s F) countrywide.
During the rainy season, visitors can expect rain -sometimes torrential – daily, especially during the months of July and August, and particularly along the coastal areas. The wettest month in Sierra Leone is August.
Night temperatures are mild throughout the year, with the coolest period falling between November and February when the humidity is at its lowest.