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Bradt Travel Guide: Sierra Leone

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By: Katrina Manson(Author), James Knight(Author)
384 pages, 16 pages with colour photos, 2 pages with 1 colour map; 20 b/w maps
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  • Bradt Travel Guide: Sierra Leone ISBN: 9781841624129 Edition: 2 Paperback Oct 2012 Usually dispatched within 48 hours
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This new, thoroughly updated third edition of Bradt Travel Guide: Sierra Leone remains the only English-language guide dedicated to this unique West African destination, one of only three countries where the über-elusive pygmy hippo can be found and where coastal mountains and sheltered beaches are the stuff of daydreams and postcards. With Bradt Travel Guide: Sierra Leone you can explore the infamous diamond mines and rainforest-covered mountains; go in search of pygmy hippos or relax on the country's beaches and islands. Offering significantly more coverage than any other guide, it is an ideal companion for tourists, volunteers and international workers alike, and also covers newly declared eco-tourist sites as well as the trans-boundary 'peace park' of Gola Forest National Park, shared with neighbouring Liberia.

This new edition also covers Freetown's new beach music festival and the Sierra Leone Marathon, shortlisted for 'best marathon' in the 2017 Running Awards, as well as details of everything from where to visit rescued chimpanzees to touring the traditional wooden-board homes of the Krio people, descendants of repatriated slaves from the Americas and Europe.

Sierra Leone continues to be one of the best beach destinations in West Africa, and also one of the region's best trekking destinations, given the varied topography and the presence of Mount Bintumani, West Africa's highest peak. The country has seen a heartening recovery since emerging from civil war a decade ago and the Bradt guide is the first to take stock of the country's post-Ebola travel situation. Sierra Leone is proudly back on the tourism map for the adventurous, beach-loving, jungle-exploring, mountain-scaling and curious of heart traveller.

Contents

PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
      Geography, Climate, History, Government & politics, Economy, People Language, Education, Religion and Cultural beliefs, Culture, Natural History and Conservation
Chapter 2 Practical Information
      When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating & drinking, Public holidays & festivals, Shopping, Sport, Photography, Media & communications, Business & Investment, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Language, Travelling positively

PART 2 THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Freetown
      History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat & drink, Entertainment & nightlife, Festivals, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see
Chapter 4 Western Area
      The interior, Bunce Island, The beaches
Chapter 5 Southern Province
      Southwest of the Bo road, East of the Bo road
Chapter 6 Eastern Province
      Kenema, Gola, Koidu, Around Koidu, The far east
Chapter 7 Northern Province
      From Freetown to Makeni, Makeni, Around Makeni, The far north and northeast, The northwest

Appendices
Language
Further info
Index

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Travel Guide Coming Soon
By: Katrina Manson(Author), James Knight(Author)
384 pages, 16 pages with colour photos, 2 pages with 1 colour map; 20 b/w maps
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Reviews of the previous edition:

"For those keen to discover new horizons, Bradt offers a sensible, diligently researched guide to the country and describes the pleasures of travelling in a place where tourists are welcomed with open arms."
 – Frank Barrett, The Mail on Sunday

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