Sierra Leone is a large place full of wonderful things to see and do – from hiking and rainforests in the north of the country, to the lush beaches of the Turtle Islands, and a variety of national parks rich in biodiversity all around the country.
Spending one or (even better) two weeks in Sierra Leone is the best way to get an overview of what there is to see and do. We recommend getting a 4×4 and driver to travel around with ease – you’re guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime.
But what if you can’t quite spare a week or two to travel Sierra Leone? Maybe you’re just in Freetown for business, and only have a day or two to spare? Well, you’re lucky – our capital is located in the perfect location to organize unforgettable day trips. Let’s have a look at the 4 best day trips from Freetown!
Four Amazing Day-Trip Ideas from Freetown
1. Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Visiting Tacugama gives you the opportunity to learn about the important conservation work, and it’s probably the easiest option to see chimpanzees in real life, since they’re very hard to spot in the wild. You can visit Tacugama on a day trip, or spend an unforgettable night in jungle chalets, falling asleep surrounded by the sounds of nature.
2. Banana Islands
The Banana Islands are one of the favourite day trips for Freetown locals to spend a day surrounded by nature and beaches. Dublin has a nice sandy beach, where you can swim or snorkel. Otherwise, it’s fun to just wander around, getting lost between pathways surrounded by fruit trees and colonial buildings.
If you want to spend the night there are a few great guest houses – Dalton’s also organizes tours and activities.