Bradt Guides Sierra Leone
Bradt Guides Sierra Leone is the only English-language guide on the market dedicated exclusively to Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is about the size of Wales and manages to squeeze beaches, rainforests, mountains, savannah grasslands, marshes, mangrove swamps and rivers into its relatively small size. Written for intrepid travellers looking to explore this scarred but vibrant nation, this brand new edition of Sierra Leone invites you to discover the hidden beaches on the country’s Atlantic coast, climb to the top of Mount Bintumani, west Africa’s highest peak, learn about magical customs, and experience world-class bird-watching.
About the author
Africa experts, Katrina Manson and James Knight, are journalists, writers and photographers. Paige McClanahan is a journalist living in Freetown.
Here you can track monkeys, buffalo and rare hippos; pick your own oysters fresh from the sea; dine on an unspoilt, empty beach with only the moon for company; step onto a former slave island drenched in history; and camp in a last, treasured patch of rain forest.
Sierra Leone has seen a heartening recovery since emerging from a civil war a decade ago, and is making a determined push towards eco-tourism. It inspires many feelings in those who visit: wonder at its natural beauty and extraordinary wildlife, heartache for its past suffering, and joy in its enduring spirit and sense of fun. Take a trip to Sierra Leone’s infamous diamond mines and rainforest-covered mountains; go in search of the elusive pygmy hippo; or simply relax on the country’s beaches and islands.
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