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Sierra Leone Tourism Is Life Tours

Golden beaches, lush rainforests, vibrant wildlife and cultural heritage

Welcome to Tourism Is Life Tours, your premier Tour Operator and DMC located in the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. We are dedicated to professional service and passionately promoting tourism experiences in this West African slice of paradise, along the Atlantic Ocean coast.

Recognizing the profound impact of tourism on Sierra Leone’s social, cultural, and economic fabric, we specialize in crafting independently designed holiday packages and excursions. Whether you’re a cruise enthusiast, part of a group, a business traveler, or an individual seeking unique African adventures, we tailor our offering to suit your preferences.

We use our local expertise and strong relationships with Sierra Leone’s tourism suppliers to optimize your itinerary, whether you are exploring Freetown or venturing into the tropical interior. Our commitment extends beyond providing immersive travel; we emphasize cost efficiency and sustainable tourism practices. Each journey with us is designed not only to fulfill your wanderlust but also to contribute positively to local communities and environmental preservation.

Travel tip: The best time to visit is the dry season from October – May and the best time for birders is December – January. For a taste of Sierra Leone, eat the delicious Granat ‘peanut’ soup and yummy coconut cake.

Embark on a transformative journey with Tourism Is Life Tours, where you can immerse yourself in Sierra Leone’s natural beauty, from lush rainforests to golden beaches, encounter abundant wildlife, and uncover its rich cultural heritage. Our tailor-made tours invite you to create lasting memories and connect deeply with the beauty and hospitality of this unique country.

Top Travel Highlights in Sierra Leone

  • Take an historical tour of Freetown in a local motor tricycle called the ‘Keke’.
  • Visit Kabala with its cool breezes and fantastic walking trails in the Wara Wara mountains.
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches. For atmosphere and bars – Lumley Beach, for surfing – Bureh Beach, for swimming – River Number 2 Beach or the picture-perfect John Obey Beach.
  • Journey to Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary for a guided tour of the center and experience the work they do, caring for and rehabilitating almost 100 rescued chimpanzees.
  • Rogbonko Village Retreat is a Temne tribe community-based initiative. You will interact and learn from the local people in the village, take walks through the bush, canoe, visit the local school, see basket weaving, and do traditional dancing.
  • Banana Island offers the chance for sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, scenic boat trips, excursions to more remote islands, and water sports. The well-preserved forest with plenty of wildlife offers guided treks.
  • Travel by speedboat to Bunce Island for a walking tour to discover the secrets of its slave trade, and to visit Slav Castle and the Door of No Return.
  • Nature and wildlife experience on Tiwai Island for boat tours, in search of 11 species of primates and the rare pygmy hippopotamus.
  • Birders will delight in our birdwatching tours, visiting Loma Mountains National Park and Gola Rainforest National Park, where you can also see the Diana monkeys.