17 days in Sierra Leone & Western Area Itinerary

17 days in Sierra Leone & Western Area Itinerary

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17 days in Sierra Leone & Western Area Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Makeni
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kenema
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Lakka
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: London

5
nights
Makeni

Makeni
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makeni Central Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Makeni day trip app .

London, UK to Makeni is an approximately 13-hour flight. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toKenema.

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
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3
nights
Kenema

Kenema ©
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Gola Forest National Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kenema trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Makeni to Kenema takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Lakka on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Kenema

Nature Parks
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Gola Rainforest National Park ©
Gola Rainforest National Park

7
nights
Lakka

Lakka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Lakka: Freetown (Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Aberdeen, & more) and Bureh Beach (in Bure Town).

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lakka trip planner .

Drive from Kenema to Lakka in 5 hours. In December in Lakka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Lakka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freetown, Bureh Beach
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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach
Lumley Beach ©
Lumley Beach