Bo

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Bo

Affectionately referred to by the locals as Bo Town or Sweet Bo, Bo is Sierra Leone’s second-largest centre and the capital of the Southern Province.

Its geographically strategic location at the intersection of roads from Freetown and Makeni makes it a natural trading hub for products like palm oil, coffee, cocoa and rice which are transported to Freetown from the country’s interior. Bo is also a major diamond centre.

For many travellers, however, Bo is a good base from which to explore some of Sierra Leone’s most popular natural attractions, such as nearby Tiwai Island, the Kangari Hills Forest Reserve and Gola Forest Reserve.

Getting There and Around

Getting to Bo from Freetown by road is easy and visitors could choose to hire a vehicle with driver (recommended) or board a bus service from the capital. The road is in excellent condition and it will take approximately three and a half hours to get there.

Okadas are a main means of transport for getting around Bo, but we recommend visitors book a private vehicle and driver to explore the city.

Top Attractions

Bo Stadium

Bo Stadium

Keen sports enthusiasts can enjoy a game of football at the newly-built stadium in Bo, which is the home stadium of the Bo Rangers and the Nepean Stars.

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Bo Nightlife

As a student town, Bo is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and what better way to enjoy it than with the locals at one of the clubs which stay open until late, some with live music.

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Bo Market

Shop up a storm and bargain hunt at Bo’s ‘Big Market’ where visitors will get a true sense of the vibrant energy of this trading centre. Enterprising Sierra Leonean traders hawk everything from traditional herbal remedies to local delicacies such as plantain chips, as well as clothes, everyday household utensils and food. It’s a wonderful place to appreciate fully how the locals live.

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