Best Souvenirs from Sierra Leone to Take Home
Are you in Freetown only for a couple of days but still want to squeeze in some beach time? Then, Lumley Beach is the perfect place for you!
Lumley Beach is about 4 km long and it’s only a short drive from the heart of Freetown. The beach stretches from the coastal neighborhood of Aberdeen, all the way south past the Freetown Golf Course. The beach and the seaside promenade running alongside it are very lively – you’ll see runners, street sellers, people playing beach volleyball, live music and people having barbecues over the weekend.
Lumley Beach is an entertainment zone and a great place to sit and watch the world go by, with a cold drink or something to eat from one of many beach restaurants. Lumley beach is buzzing on the weekend afternoons with families and couples eating and having fun. A walk along Lumley Beach is a quintessential Freetown activity.
The beach itself is wide and sandy, and the water is clean, but the setting is quite ‘urban’ – if it’s turquoise water and white sand you’re after, keep reading!
1. Wooden Objects
2. Stone Carvings
4. Woven Baskets and other items
Woven items are another common souvenir to take home from Sierra Leone, provided your country allows the import of woven items. It is interesting to notice that whether carvers tend to be male, most weavers are female – buying from them is a wonderful way to support their livelihood, while taking home something unique.