Visiting Sierra Leone
The name, Sierra Leone dates back to 1462, when a Portuguese explorer sailed down the coast of West Africa. There seems some dispute whether it was the shape or climatic conditions that influenced Pedro da Cintra to come up with "Sierra Lyoa" meaning Lion Mountains.
Some say the coastal regions looked like "lion’s teeth". Others suggest he thought the thunderstorms over the mountainous peninsula sounded like the roar of a lion.
Sierra Leone is a beautiful country and has so much to offer. Please visit our Tourism website for more information on flights, hotels and general information.
Sierra Leone with its unique landscape, scenery and cultural heritage is waiting to be explored. It has a coastal line of nearly 360 kilometres fringed with beautiful and un-spoilt white sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The country offers visitors its historic heritage, exotic flora and fauna, Mountains and natural beauty. A place where the lush green forest spills down hillsides to meet the sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The tropical rain forest is home to some of the rare and endangered species of monkeys, baboons, birds, butterflies and a wide variety of Antelope and Buffalo families.
Behind its natural beauty, Sierra Leone can boast of numerous waterfalls, mysterious lakes and splendid hills, historical islands, some wearing the hallmark of slave trade. The cultural heritage creates a tradition of friendliness and hospitality, which treats every visitor to an exclusive and unforgettable nostalgia.
A wide range of activities – big game sport fishing, adventure, hiking, bird watching, etc are sure to attract and captivate visitors. A visit to Sierra Leone will create an impression you will never forget.