Sierra Leone still does not hold a worldwide reputation as a tourist destination. However, several travelers are interested in visiting the country with one of the most popular diamond mines in the world. But is Sierra Leone safe for tourists today? Not many of us know that Sierra Leone has a warm and welcoming local population that feels proud to show off their country. However, the travelers need to maintain their security with the right tips, including taking the hotel’s number, a government official’s phone number, and more. One must also be aware of the pickpockets and avoid flashing expensive items in public areas.
Over the years, several factors have resulted in the disappearing wildlife, which was earlier home for diverse habitats. The tropical climate offers a diverse habitat that has four wildlife reserves in Sierra Leone. A wide range of animal species, from elephants to hippos, chimpanzees, lions, and a variety of birds. It has been estimated that over 99 species of fish, 147 mammals, 626 types of birds, 67 reptiles, and 35 amphibian species are in Sierra Leone. After the civil war, deforestation, overfishing, mining, etc., the country is seeing a decline in the numbers of wildlife. Some of the species like the African wild dog are already on the list of endangered species.