Sierra Leone

National Tourism Board of Sierra Leone is the official government visitor organization for the nation of Sierra Leone, which lies along the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa.


“Explore Freedom” is the motto of a destination ideal for nature lovers, adventure seekers, eco-tourists and those who cherish African history. The country boasts an irresistible combination of natural beauty, epic scenery, pristine beaches, rare and endangered wildlife, vibrant culture, incredible hospitable and friendly people.


A largely undiscovered paradise, the nation traces its modern history to the late 18th century when Blacks Loyalists emancipated by the British during the American Revolution were resettled in West Africa. Others liberated from slavery in North America and the Caribbean soon followed, building a nation together with the region’s original inhabitants. Sierra Leone gained its independence from Britain in 1971 and English remains the official language of government, education, media, business, and tourism.


Finally emerging from the shadow of its difficult past, Sierra Leone is ready to reclaim its place as a safe and welcoming vacation choice for nature, wildlife, adventure, culture, and beyond.


Among Sierra Leone’s attractions are the unique culture and history of capital city Freetown, the rare pygmy hippopotamus and one of the world’s highest concentrations and diversity of primates, golden palm-fringed beaches, lush tropical rainforest, incredible Atlantic sunsets, scuba diving and whale watching.