When you are in Sierra Leone’s capital, you need to do some things how they are meant to be done. That is how you will experience the best of Freetown. Plan your tour of Freetown with these tips so you make the most out of your vacation. Here are ten things you should learn about Freetown.
Arrive by sea
Freetown’s airport is located right across a sea estuary. Lungi International airport offers you to travel to Freetown by boat. It is a faster route to the city, covering a 17-mile on-road distance within an hour or even half. You also receive free Wi-Fi and a bottle of water on the boat while you enjoy listening to good music.
Learn about the seasons
Freetown receives heavy rainfall during August and can also cause flooding in many regions. December is also not a good time to visit the city due to the dust from the sands of the Sahara. January to March is an appropriate time to visit Freetown. However, be careful of the high temperatures that can reach up to 40 degrees Celcius.
Enjoy the mangoes
Summer is the time when you can enjoy mangoes in abundance. You can find a variety of mangoes sold individually or in heaps on the streets of Freetown. Learn about the different types of mangoes that you can try out. While some mangoes are meant for slicing up, others can be coaxed to such out the juice.
While everyone in Freetown can speak English, it will be good if you can learn a bit of Krio before visiting. People will be pleased to know that you spent time learning Krio. Even if you can do the general greeting in Krio, you will have more welcoming smiles whenever you meet the locals.
Visit the Leicester Peak
Get the complete view of Freetown city from the top of Leicester Peak that stands 1800 feet above sea level. You can hike to the top and observe the city with red sheets capping the houses of the new constructions.
Enjoy a variety of rice recipes that complement almost all the dishes in Freetown. You may have an overwhelming experience of trying out different rice dishes. However, you cannot back until you have had enough. Most dishes have meat and fish in them since Freetown is located next to the sea.
Sundowners on the beach
Nothing is better than relaxing near the beach with a cold beer and some good music. Some fine restaurants and bars near the beaches can offer you quality time. Here you will also find some locally brewed lager that you can enjoy next to the beach. Bar 232 is a popular place to hang out for tourists.