Sierra Leone and Liberia Highlights Tour

Tour itinerary can be seen below.

1 Arrival to Freetown

Arrive at Lungi International airport and make your way on the boat across the Sierra Leone River to your hotel where the group will meet. Take a tour of the city including the famous cotton tree, market, war memorial and St George's cathedral.

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2 River Beach #2

After breakfast we will travel to one of Sierra Leones's most famous and unspoilt beaches; River Beach Number 2. Here we have a free day around the beach or the option to take a boat cruise up the river and further hike. The evening is free to relax on the beach with meals of fresh fish and beers.

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3 Banana Island

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.

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4 Bo - 'The Manchester of Sierra Leone'

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 its 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.

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5 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

After breakfast we depart to Tiwai Island Sanctuary. We will enjoy local meals prepared by community cooks. We will have some 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.

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6 Crossing the Liberian border

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.

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7 Robertsport walking tour

We spend the morning around Robertsport taking a walking tour. Visit churches, schools and the abandoned African Centre of Culture. Return to our accommodation for lunch before spending the afternoon at leisure or taking optional surf lessons.

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8 Monrovia and Bomi Lake

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.

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9 Walking tour of Monrovia

Today we take a walking tour of Monrovia. We will stop for lunch in the Embassy District before returning to our hotel in the late afternoon.

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10 Tour Ends

Today the tour ends. Leave for your flight home or continue your travels through West Africa.

Details

Includes:
  • - 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
Excludes:
  • - International flights
  • - Visa fees
  • - Airport transfers
  • - Most meals, personal expenses and optional extra tours
  • - Single supplement (except Robertsport and Tiwai)
Prices:
  • Tour Price: £995
  • Deposit: £250
  • Single Room Supplement: £175
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