The capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown lies at the foot of the Peninsula Mountains and looks out over one of the best natural harbours on the west coast of Africa.
With some of the best beaches in the country, it's the perfect place to explore when on business. Book with British Airways from London Heathrow and visit these breathtaking landscapes in Freetown.
You'll fly into Freetown (Lungi) International Airport (FNA). Transport from the airport to Freetown requires some planning but you have a few options: a short helicopter ride will take you to the Aberdeen area, costing around £50. The safest and most reliable option is to arrange transfers with your hotel on booking.
To see how the African people lived in the past, pay a visit to Hill Station and admire the colonial houses on stilts. Many of them are dilapidated now but it's a fascinating look at the architecture of yesteryear. From Hill Station, take a leisurely walk along the route of the old railway line via Congo Cross to the centre of Freetown.
Spend the day at the beautiful Lumley Beach. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the gorgeous white, sandy beach is perfect for a spot of sunbathing. Have a round of golf at the Freetown Golf Club and make sure you buy some fresh peanuts from the local sellers. Freetown restaurateurs are the lucky recipients of some excellent quality seafood so do make sure you indulge in the finest.
Have a cold Star beer and enjoy the atmosphere at the famous Paddy's bar, located on the road into Aberdeen. Of historical significance, Paddy's was the only place to be consistently open during World War II.
Now celebrating ten years of peace, Sierra Leone endured a difficult civil war and is currently undergoing a period of major reconstruction. The people of Sierra Leone are friendly and helpful, making Freetown an interesting discovery.
Book now and enjoy the cultured city vibe or the idyllic white sandy beaches; whatever you choose, in Freetown you'll experience Africa at its very best.