Exploring Conakry

In 2013 when my Lonely Planet guidebook for West Africa was written “there [weren’t] many travellers going to Guinea” which means they only write a brief history of the place so I instead went to the internet for research about what to do in Conakry. Long story short, there isn’t much however I spent the … Continue reading Exploring Conakry

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Freetown to Conakry

The 317 Km journey was always going to take longer than 6h 22 mins that Google Maps said, I had read that the journey should take somewhere between 8 and 10 hours, so with that in mind I left the guesthouse at 0615 and paid for a tuk tuk to take me into the Old … Continue reading Freetown to Conakry

River No. 2 Beach

Despite having been to a couple of stunning beaches already I felt the need to try out another, infamous beach, just outside of Freetown. When I say just outside, I mean 30 minutes on a motorbike. When I arrived at River No. 2 beach it was practically deserted, the fact it was a Friday morning … Continue reading River No. 2 Beach

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

A long-established hideaway has been protecting one of our closest relatives since before the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1991, it takes in Chimps which have been orphaned, found in markets for sale or handed over by people who have kept them as pets, it’s a long process to rehabilitate some of them and eventually … Continue reading Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Freetown

For the first time during my trip I hadn’t needed to get up for a specific time so I allowed myself a bit of a lie in, I then had the task of getting across the city to the Old Town. It proved a lot easier than expected as I was able to hail a … Continue reading Freetown

Robertsport to Freetown

Whilst planning this trip back in the UK I had set aside two days for this epic journey from Robertsport in Liberia, across the border, to the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown, however I decided to give it a shot in one day. I had woken at 0430 and having packed the night before I only … Continue reading Robertsport to Freetown

Monrovia to Robertsport

After struggling to find a tuk tuk driver who knew where the correct ‘bus station’ was, the fifth man knew so drove me across the city where I paid $5 for a seat to Robertsport in a shared taxi and waited. As with elsewhere in Africa no public transport leaves until it is full and … Continue reading Monrovia to Robertsport