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River no 2

Sussex, Sierra Leone

Who we are

Sussex is a beautiful and richly historical village along the peninsula. We are comprised of two villages (with two headmen and councils, in fact). “Upper” Sussex is called “Kingtom” and was settled by liberated slaves in 1824. “Lower” Sussex which is called Sherbro-town was settled earlier, by Sherbro fishers around 1750.By the 1930s the village had a population of 425, split fairly evenly between the Sherbros and liberated slaves. Despite our different origins, we are, for the most part, a single village. We keep two separate councils for cultural reasons — the Sherbro and the Creole people have some different cultural activities that are managed separately.

We busy ourselves with the usual peninsula activities — coal, stone mining, fishing and petty trade. We also make wooden canoes (come Sundays and watch!) and have an abundance of breadfruit trees (ask us to make you breadfruit chips, they’re delicious!).

River no 2 Beach?

Hard Riders: a new start for child soldiers

Wi Fritong-Wi Fritong is a documentary following a day in the life of four Freetown residents- Kadiatu, a market trader- Alimamy who runs a fim group for street youth- Josephine, a university student and women’s campaigner and Drama, a street youth who supports others on the streets trying to promote their talent

Sunday Marches, Freetown

Diamond Child School of Arts & Culture - Goderich


Bunce Island

Sierra Leone is one of those unique destinations you can’t even begin to formulate expectations for. Venturing into the previously war-torn region of West Africa is like charting a new course on the ever-expanding tourist trail. Sierra Leone is set up to succeed at reopening its doors to a host of travellers seeking something different, something meaningful. It has that  elusive combination of cultural experiences, wildlife-viewing opportunities, stunning white-sand beaches and warm, friendly locals. With the country stable and safe, now is the time to meet the people of Sierra Leone and help them build their tourist infrastructure in a sustainable way, helping preserve history, cultures and natural resources for future generations of locals and travellers alike..


It’s Time to Invest in Sierra Leone

Banana Island (Dublin), Sierra Leone

Who we are

Did you know that much of the fruit you buy in the city has been ripened artificially? Not ours! Read about us, and about our community run guest house at:

Dublin is 11 miles long and 1.3 quarters miles wide. We have seven hills and seven beaches. Our population (2012) is 842.

The Banana Islands are not called the Banana Islands because of our great bananas (though our bananas are great!). When the Portuguese, led by Pedro de Centra in 1462, first saw out little cluster of land, they decided the shape of our cluster of islands (now Dublin, Ricketts and Mesmieu) looked like a bunch of bananas — and the “Banana Islands” got their name!

Our little community on Dublin is full of backyard gardens, big breadfruit trees and rare and delightful butterflies. Wake up in the morning to the noise of strange and beautiful birds.

We are Creole, Sherbro, Limba and Temne. We support ourselves through fishing, sea cucumber harvesting and through the community guest house. Some of us also own private guest houses, like Dalton’s guest house – which has become an extremely popular place for tourists traveling on a tight budget. Dalton’s is clean, friendly, with a beautiful sea view.

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