When to go
The best time to go to Sierra Leone is in the dry season which runs from September to May. January and February tend to be the hottest months. Birders will find December or January most rewarding.
Bmi operates a non-stop service from Heathrow to Freetown 3 times a week with connections from regional airports. Kenya Airways flies between Freetown and Nairobi 4 times a week.
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Most visitors require a visa. Visas for British citizens currently cost £50 and must be obtained in advance.
Visitors should have a yellow fever certificate and take precautions against malaria. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website
for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.
Free from mass-market hotels and minibus tourism, Sierra Leone remains an unspoilt corner of Africa. Those seeking 5-star hotels should look elsewhere, but if you would rather swap tales with the locals over a campfire on the beach, this is the place to visit. Rainbow Tours is proud to be the first major UK tour operator to offer holidays to this beautiful and inspirational destination.