Makeni

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.

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