13 days in Liberia & Sierra Leone Itinerary

13 days in Liberia & Sierra Leone Itinerary

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13 days in Liberia & Sierra Leone Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Monrovia, Liberia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kamakwie, Sierra Leone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia ©
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ce Ce Beach, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion, then contemplate the long history of Providence Island, and finally examine the collection at Liberian National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Wulki farms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matadi Central Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monrovia trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Monrovia is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Monrovia. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Monrovia, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Freetown.

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Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Providence Island ©
Providence Island
Liberian National Museum ©
Liberian National Museum
Wulki farms ©
Wulki farms

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Step out of Freetown to go to Bure Town and see Bureh Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lumley Beach, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, make a trip to Cotton Tree, and step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Freetown trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Monrovia to Freetown in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Freetown can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kamakwie.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Bureh Beach
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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Lumley Beach ©
Lumley Beach
River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach

Kamakwie, Sierra Leone

Kamakwie ©
Kamakwie is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Step out of Kamakwie to go to Makeni and see Makeni Central Mosque, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: walk around Outamba Kilimi National Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kamakwie trip planner.

You can drive from Freetown to Kamakwie in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kamakwie

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Makeni Central Mosque
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Outamba Kilimi National Park ©
Outamba Kilimi National Park