Thank you Rob for all the arrangements you made....the choice of guide and driver...were excellent. They knew what they were expected to do and then did it well. We felt very safe with them. Abdulai took good care of us and was flexible and cooperative if we wanted to do something different. Idrissa drove well and carefully...I would highly recommend both of them for any future visits.
Hotel Barmoi was a really good idea for our first and last night in Sierra Leone, but we were so pleased otherwise to be in guesthouses or lodges of one sort or another for the other nights. They were all different and charming and provided all that was necessary for our comfort. We were of course hot on nights when there was no air cooling system but would not have wanted it any other way. The food was good and plenty of it.
Gola East had not expected us so that was in a bit of a state, but that is where Abdulai, Idrissa and a local man proved their worth… it was a really good experience and I know all our hearts were engaged in that country and we might well individually like to return in the future knowing we would find something pretty different.