Lakka, Sierra Leone
Who we are
Lakka lives and breathes beach tourism. We’re used to tourists, we love tourists and we want more tourists! We have a stunning, long beach, plenty of places to sit under an umbrella and enjoy the sun, read a book and sip from a coconut (or sip something stronger).
There are plenty of places for you to stay with us – several privately owned beach quarters and we are busy developing a community owned and operated community tourism facility (under construction right now just as this web site is – so ask us how progress is going when you come by!)
Those of us not involved in tourism support ourselves through fishing, farming, gardening and sand mining.
We are Sherbro, Temne and Mende, Fullah, Limba, Kono and Loko.
Lakka was founded by Pa Lakka, a Sherbro fisherman.
Our heroes: Pa David Johnson encouraged investors to develop some of our land so that the youth in our community would have jobs. Mr Zechariah Douglas is also admired by many of us because he brought investors who constructed a hotel on village land. Mr Bruno Gaston is one of our heroes because of his role in bringing electricity to us!