Tourism For All

The overarching goal of the yearlong Tourism for All campaign is to instil a sense of national pride and widespread participation in visiting and benefitting from Sierra Leone’s wealth of natural and cultural heritage assets. Increasing travel and tourism around Sierra Leone will be achieved through inter-ministerial, multi-stakeholder collaboration. Through collective action, we will make our country even more affordable and attractive to visit for locals and international travellers alike. This will increase GDP, drive local economic benefits including job creation, and help protect our most valuable environmental assets.

Recognizing this reality, the Ministry of Tourism & Cultural Affairs (MTCA) and National Tourist Board (NTB) have launched a year long Tourism Campaign for 2024 that includes a wide range of events, initiatives, and programs aimed at showcasing Sierra Leone’s cultural heritage attractions and natural wonders and making it possible for everyone to visit and benefit from them.

Statement from the Hon. President

The overarching goal of instituting a robust culture of domestic tourism in Sierra Leone is to build the bedrock on which tourism in Sierra Leone can flourish and deliver its benefits of economic diversification, prosperity, social cohesion and tolerance. The prioritization of the tourism sector as a key enabler in the 2024 – 2030 National Development Agenda has escalated the pressure for the sector to deliver. Tailoring tourism into the BIG FIVE: Feed Salone, Human capital Development, Youth employment scheme, revamping the public service architecture and tech and infrastructure is a pathway to achieve sustainable and radical socio-economic transformation.

– President Julius Maada Bio

Statement from the Hon. Minister

The potential for the tourism sector in Sierra Leone to become a fundamental pillar of the country’s transformation and economic prosperity is huge. Sierra Leone is now being recognized as one of the “World’s Greatest Places to Visit” in the global marketplace. It is now high time for Sierra Leoneans to gain an understanding of the value of tourism and the tangible benefits they can derive from the sector. The Tourism for All campaign is centred on making it possible for all Sierra Leoneans to benefit from tourism.

– Minister Nabeela Farida Tunis

Beautiful Mama Salone

Sierra Leoneans, your nation is a treasure trove of wonders waiting to be discovered! Embrace the enchanting beauty that lies within your borders – from the pristine beaches of Banana Island to the lush wonders of Outamba-Kilimi National Park. Rediscover the rich history of Freetown, where the Cotton Tree stands tall as a symbol of resilience. Explore the vibrant markets and embrace the warmth of your fellow countrymen. Sierra Leone is not just a destination; it’s your home, teeming with unexplored gems. Take pride in your heritage, venture into the landscapes, and unveil the hidden treasures that make Sierra Leone truly extraordinary!

Bunce Island

Bunce Island

Discover Sierra Leone's history slavery through a pivotal island landmark
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Tacugama Sanctuary

Tacugama Sanctuary

Explore Tacugma Sanctuary home the rescued chimpanzees
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Freetown Historical Tour

Freetown Historical Tour

Experience vibrant culture and history in Freetown, Sierra Leone's lively capital
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Banana Island

Banana Island

Escape to tropical bliss at Banana Island, a serene paradise retreat.
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Tiwai Island

Tiwai Island

Explore the pristine wildlife sanctuary of Tiwai Island in the south
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Tokeh Beach

Tokeh Beach

Unwind on the sun-kissed shores of a true coastal gem
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Events Calendar

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Enviromental Event
Feb 20, 2024
to Feb 23, 2024
Sport Zone | Creative Hub Africa | Freetown City Council | Ministry of Finance | Limkokwing University

Valentine’s Day experience

Hospitality Event
Feb 14, 2024
to Feb 14, 2024
The Country Lodge Hotel

Travel and Hospitality Tours for Primary Schools

Educational Event
Feb 9, 2024
to Feb 10, 2024
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary & York Village

Travel and Hospitality Tours for Secondary Schools

Educational Event
Feb 16, 2024
to Feb 17, 2024
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary & York Village

News & Stories from Salone

Tourism Ministry Certifies 800 Women Entrepreneurs on Handicraft Skills

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs with support from World Bank, Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project (SLEDP) has certified 800 women entrepreneurs trained by Madam Wokie. The women who had undergone months of training to develop craft, artisan and entrepreneurial skills in the tourism and hospitality industry received their

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Show of International Confidence in the Destination, Tourism Ministry Welcome 690 Budapest-Bamako Freetown Rally Participants

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and its agencies (National Tourist Board, Monument and Relics Commission) have welcomed the first batch of 690 participants with 300 vehicles and motorbikes for the Budapest-Bamako Freetown Challenge finish line event at Gigibonta Car Park, Lumley Beach, Freetown. The participants including three Sierra

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Sierra Leonean team joins the Budapest-Bamako-Freetown rally

For the very first time, a Sierra Leonean team has joined the largest amateur rally in the world. The Budapest-Bamako-Freetown rally commenced on January 26th 2024 and will end in Freetown on Febuary 12 2023. Team Puzzle Pieces Pod has centered its journey on raising awareness of Autism in Sierra

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February – Month of Travel and Hospitality

In a sustained effort to walk the talk in the tourism industry, Sierra Leone has declared February, a ‘Month of Travel and Hospitality’. The monthly declaration is in line with its 2024 Tourism For All Campaign. Speaking on the rationale for the declaration, Nabeela Farida Tunis, Minister of Tourism and

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For Immediate Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Freetown, Sierra Leone – February 1, 2024 TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY MONTH OF FEBRUARY The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, and its subvented Agencies ,the National Tourist Board and the Monuments and Relics Commission, are thrilled to flag off the Travel and Hospitality month as part

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