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HS 51 Hill Station, Freetown, Sierra Leone | Hotel
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Hippo hunting and beach bumming in Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by nickyloo


... hog roast! So crossing into Sierra Leone was a long and extremely bumpy affair. I think our average speed was 10mph! The drive was worth it though as we arrived, be-it a little shaken, at Tiwai Island. The island is pretty small but home to various kinds of monkeys and the famous but elusive pygmy hippo. We spent three days camped at a little local campsite where we had all our meals cooked for us. ...

Christmas on the beach

A travel blog entry by mushbird25


... to cut it's throat it squealed and gurgled for far too long, in the end Steve had to put a knife in his heart to finish him off. We called him Nelson Pigdella, Nelson for short!

After dinner of tomato rice and vegetables we all sat down on the beach and started a few drinking and card games. Slowly we wiled away the evening enjoying each others company and the amazing view. At midnight we greeted ...

I'll never forget the smell of the sweat

A travel blog entry by stuzaza

... promised, by Alim, very reasonably priced helicopter flips over the estuary and city - only to find service had been suspended indefinitely, due to a land to air strike on said chopper. Africa at its finest.
The local folk were generally easy going, most VERY well educated and with the best sense of humour in Africa imo. I hung out at Eddris' bar or Spot as informal bars ...

Day 4: Will it ever rain?

A travel blog entry by coverman


Today we are outreaching to the community. We had brought 22 suitcases full of books, medical supplies, hygiene products and diapers for the hospital, children and community from the states. We bought 3 huge bags of rice to distribute to the surrounding area. We made a couple hundred small bags of rice from this. Overall I had been feeling okay during the trip but today the heat was getting to me. I needed to cool off and hydrate, but I absolutely didn't want to ...

Day 3: Its called "African Time"

A travel blog entry by coverman


... life and the hardships and horrors they must have experienced.

As you can see by the pictures she is thriving and so happy!

Moses is also another little boy in the special needs room. He was literally picked out of a trash can. Their stories are horrific and common, its so hard to imagine how happy they are now and what they came from.

When the kids were done with school it was finally play time! They have taught us hand dives and ...

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This hotel, located on HS 51 Hill Station, Freetown, is near Place Menelik, Khor Ambado Beach, Yankari National Park, and Iga Idungaran.
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