After the sell out success of our first two tours to West Africa our third Sierra Leone and Liberia tour is now set for November 2018.
|Tour dates||Tour name||Price|
|7-16 November 2018||9 Day tour||£955|
Day 1: Arrive at Lungi International airport and make your way on the boat across the Sierra Leone River to your hotel where the group will all meet together. Take a tour of the city including the famous cotton tree, market, war memorial and St George's cathedral.
Day 2: After breakfast we travel to one of Sierra Leones's most famous and unspoilt beaches; River Beach Number 2. Free day around the beach or option to take a boat cruise up river and further hike. Evening free to relax on the beach with meals of fresh fish and beers!
Day 3: After breakfast we take a boat ride to Banana Island. The island was initially inhabited by the Portuguese and later by freed slaves. Return to River Beach Number 2 in the late afternoon and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Depart the beach in the morning and start the journey to the city of Bo - the centre of Sierra Leone's diamond mining industry. It's also known as the 'Manchester of Sierra Leone' due to it's music scene and nightlife! We arrive here early afternoon and the rest of the day is free to wander around the city or relax in the hotel resort.
Day 5: After breakfast we depart to Tiwai Island Sanctuary. We will enjoy local meals prepared by community cooks. Free time to take nature walks where you can hopefully spot red, black and white colobus monkeys. There is also the opportunity to take an optional river cruise around the island.
Day 6: In the morning we will take a wildlife walk of Tiwai before departing and heading to the Liberian border. Cross the border and join our new transport to take us to Robertsport, a city previously settled by African American freed slaves and was later an allied forces airbase in World War 2.
Day 7: We spend the morning around Robertsport taking a walking tour. Visit churches, schools and the abandoned African Center of Culture. Return to our accommodation for lunch before spending the afternoon at leisure or taking optional surf lessons.
Day 8: After breakfast we travel to Liberia's capital, Monrovia where we will spend two nights. On the way we visit and swim at Bomi Lake at Tubmanburg; a 100 metre deep blue lake suspended midway between the peaks of surrounding mountains. Depending on accessibility at the time we will also visit an abandoned UN base which was used to deal with the Ebola outbreak in 2015.
Day 9: Today we take a walking tour of Monrovia. Stop for lunch in the Embassy District before returning to our hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 10: Today the tour ends. Leave for your flight home or continue your travels through West Africa!
Sierra Leone & Liberia tour: £955
Guinea and Guinea Bissau development tour: see bottom of page
- all accommodation: twin rooms except Tiwai (shared tents) Robertsport - mix of triples and quads.
- all breakfasts and all meals in Robertsport and Tiwai
- all ground transport during tours
- all entry fees and permits
- English speaking local guides
- Lupine guide accompanying
- Visa support
- International flights
- visas (Sierra Leone £109, Liberia £60)
- airport transfers
- most meals, personal expenses and optional extra tours
- single supplement (except Robertsport) £150
Development tour pre-trip extension:
During our January tour to West Africa we carried out an exploratory tour of Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Due to the difficulty of travelling around this region, we are not ready to offer this as a full official tour but we are offering the chance to take the trip as a tour in developement. The price is around £400 lower than it would be as a full tour. If you are to take this option please be aware that there are three very long travel days involved. Please see the itinerary below:
- 27th October: arrive in Bissau City
- 28th October: take a boat trip to Orango Island. Stay here overnight.
- 29th October: in the afternoon take a boat to Bubaque Island. Walking tour of the island before travelling back to Bissau City. Overnight.
-30th October: Morning tour of Bissau City, afternoon at leisure.
-31st October: depart at 4:30am to take the long journey to Labe in Guinea. Arrive late evening.
-1st November: Today is a free day to relax in Labe or take optional hiking tour.
-2nd November: Today we head out to admire the scenery of the region with go swimming around waterfalls.
-3rd November: drive to the capital Conakry
-4th November: in the morning we visit the Keita Fodeba acrobats in the North of the City before taking a boat trip out to Iles de Los.
-5th November: depart early for a long drive to Freetown.
The price for this trip is £845 per person with an optional £250 single supplement charge.