At the heart of Sierra Leone, visitors will find bustling Makeni, a trading town and the economic hub of the country’s Northern Province.
Makeni is home to the Temne people who are largely engaged in agricultural activities. The town is therefore a major trading centre for production such as palm oil and kernels, as well as rice. The Makeni women are particularly well known for their Gara tie-dying talents.
Travellers will likely use Makeni as a base from which to embark on their journey north to OutambaKilimi National Park.