Cheap Flights to Sierra Leone

The country of Sierra Leone, officially known as the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country located within West Africa. Among the country’s cities include Freetown, Bo, Bonthe, Kabala, Koidu, Makeni, and Magburaka. With a tropical climate, the country experiences rainy and dry seasons from May to November and December to May, respectively. The temperature range can go from 16 degrees Celsius or 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit at night, with an average temperature of around 26 degrees Celsius or 78.8 degrees Fahrenheit, and an annual temperature range of around 26 to 36 degrees Celsius or 78.8 to 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to see & do

When in Sierra Leone, top destinations include Banana Islands, Outamba-Kilimi National Park, Bunce Island, Loma Mountains, Tiwai Islands, Lake Sonfon, Tingi Hills Forest Reserve, Kangari Hills Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, Mamunta Mayosso Wildlife Sanctuary, Kambui Hills Forest Reserve, Yawri Bay, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Gola Forest Reserve, Bonthe Fishing Camp, and Sierra Leone National Museum, to name a few. Sierra Leone’s Banana Islands refer to a collection of islands by the southwest coast of the Freetown Peninsula within the Western Area of the country. There are three islands that make up the islands: Dublin, Rickets, and Mes-Meheux. The islands of Dublin and Rickets are known for its beaches and forests, respectively, while Mes-Meheux remains uninhabited. Outamba-Kilimi National Park located within northwestern Sierra Leone, is a park divided into two parts namely Outamba, and Kilimi, at around 741 square kilometers and 368 square kilometers, respectively, making up the total 1,109 square kilometres of the area. Among the animals to be found within the park include chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, sooty mangabeys, hippopotamuses, pygmy hippos, elephants, warthogs, bongo antelopes, along with numerous types of birds. Bunce Island, also referred to, and spelled as Bence, Bense, and Bance, is the site of a British slave castle in the 18th century. In the past, thousands of slaves have been shipped from the island to the North American colonies of South Carolina and Georgia. Most of the slaves that have been transported were ancestors to a lot of African Americans currently within the United States.

How to get around

Sierra Leone can be explored via boat, moto-taxi, and poda-poda. Within Sierra Leone, poda-poda refers to West African bush taxis. This mode of transportation can be poorly maintained but are surely affordable; the vehicles seat six people per row. The country’s moto-taxis are motorbikes that offer an efficient way of moving about. For a low fare, these rides are allowed to take one or two passengers from one point to another. The moto-taxis can also easily pass through most traffic within Sierra Leone. Boat travel via the Sea Coach Express boathouse is possible via its charter speed boat transportation service for airport transfers, up and down the coast, and up the Sierra Leone River.

How to get there

When flying into Sierra Leone, the airport that serves the country is Freetown-Lungi International Airport has flights to and from Abidjan, Monrovia, Paris, Banjul, Dakar, Lagos, Accra, Lomé, London, Brussels, Nairobi, and Casablanca, via Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, Arik Air, ASKY Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Gambia Bird, Kenya Airways, and Royal Air Maroc. The public airport is located at 8.616444 latitude and -13.195489 longitude, and serves with an asphalt runway at around 3,200 metres or 10,500 feet.

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