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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Homecoming Tour

10 days 9 nights

Dates 2023 Nov 21st – Dec 3rd

*Bespoke Tours Are Held Year Round, Outside Of
The Scheduled Group Tours

*Citizenship is available to those who qualify when offered.

*Group rates are available, for parties of more than two. Please schedule a discovery call to learn more.

Per person

Bespoke Tours:

$5,500.00 w/Flight
$4,500.00 w/o Flight

Per person

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point during the slave trade.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1/2

Newark Airport to Freetown. Upon arrival in Freetown, buses will take us to our hotel; the Radisson Blu.

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Day 3

Today we will visit the landslide memorial at Regent. Shortly thereafter we will visit Leicester Peak and enjoy the spectacular views of Freetown. In the afternoon we will shop at Victoria Park.

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Day 4

Today we will learn more about the history, founding of Sierra Leone by visiting the National Museum, Cotton Tree, Maroon Church and shop at Big Market.

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Day 5

In the morning, we will visit the historic city of Waterloo and enjoy fresh Palm Wine and Cassave Bread. We will tour the city of Waterloo, visit historic sites, and learn about the rich history of Waterloo and the role it played in the liberation of slaves.

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Day 6

After breakfast, we will visit the historic Freetown Lighthouse, The National Railway Museum and Historic Fourah Bay College; which was at one time considered the Athens of Africa.

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Day 7

We will visit a traditional Temne Village in Lokomasama in the Koya Chiefdom. Everyone will participate in a naming ceremony, be given a traditional Temne name, and enjoy the traditional Temne dancers.

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Day 8

We will visit Bureh, John Obey, Black Johnson and River No 2 beaches. In my honest opinion, Sierra Leone is home to the most beautiful beaches on the planet. 

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Day 9

We will visit Bo, Sierra Leone and visit the Mende village of Towarma. We will enjoy entertainment and everyone will be given traditional names. We will then visit the Chuck Brammer School. Activities and entertainment will be provided by the school.

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Day 10

We will visit Bunce Island and learn more about the history of the slave trade in Sierra Leone. Located in the Sierra Leone River, a few miles north of Freetown, Bunce Island was home to one of the most lucrative slave trading operations in West Africa.

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What's Included

  • Visa
  • Mandatory Citizenship Seminar Fee
  • Transportation
  • International Flight
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and Lunch ( Set Menu, Vegan and Vegetarian Options Are Available)

What's Not Included

  • Passport Fee
  • Tips (Not Mandatory)

* Itinerary is subject to change
*Airline is subject to change.
*The Bespoke Travel option is an individual/group tour package that can be taken at any time throughout the year, outside of the scheduled group tours.

Visa on arrival
Citizenship Requirements-  Reference Below

THE NEXT CONFERMENT OF CITIZENSHIP TO DIASPORA SIERRA LEONEANS TAKES PLACE IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022

Freetown: May 16, 2022-The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Monuments and Relics Commission and partners are pleased to announce that the next conferment of citizenship on diaspora Sierra Leoneans takes place between November 20 – December 5, 2022.

Prospective Sierra Leoneans who intend claiming their citizenship are advised to do the necessary DNA testing/genealogy test, contact a local tour operator to start the process.

The Homecoming of the Sierra Leone African Diaspora to the Motherland is a natural monumental heritage conservation that the government of Sierra Leone is engendering for the resilience of the African identity globally.

Please find below guidelines for the successful acquisition of Sierra Leonean citizenship through DNA

GUIDELINES AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR AFRICAN DIASPORA ACCESSION OF PASSPORTS/CITIZENSHIP FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE

All applicants for African diaspora accession of citizenship MUST go through a certified local tour operator in Sierra Leone. Danfo is a certified tour operator. A list of the certified Tour Operators is published on the following websites: ntb.gov.sltourism.gov.sl

1. A letter of request should be addressed to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Monuments and Relics Commission indicating intent on the subject matter. The letter should include your full name as indicated on your passport, current street address, phone number and e-mail address.
2. Proof of descent to Sierra Leone should be done to prove either Maternal or Paternal lineage. (please note that this should be done from either African Ancestry Inc. – africanancestry.com – or any other DNA company that explicitly state maternal or paternal lineage.) A copy of the result kit report and certificate of ancestry must be submitted.
3. Live birth certificate and proof of change of name on live birth certificate where applicable.
4. Bio data page of present citizenship passport.
5. References (at least 2): Each applicant must submit a notarized reference letter from a person of high reputation from their State of Residence. (Eg: Personal Lawyers, Primary Care Physician, Banker, Employer or Educational Institution).
6. Each applicant MUST submit a Certified State and Federal Police Report. The government will do a thorough background check of all applicants.
7. The government will also check the authenticity of the African Ancestry, Inc. Certificate or any other certificate submitted.
8. It is mandatory for all applicants to be in Sierra Leone at least 5 days before the slated date for citizenship conferment for finger printing, immigration interviews and other administrative processes. Applicants are also mandated to attend a day’s Heritage/Civic Education and Business/Investment Workshop-organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and Monuments and Relics Commission.
All applicants must pay $250 or the prevailing exchange rate in Leones as a fee for the mandatory Heritage/Civic Education and Business Investment Workshop, Reception after Citizenship Conferment Ceremony and facilitation of passport & naming ceremony. Tour Operators are reminded to please include the said fee ($250) in their charges.
9. With the above cleared, a request will be made by Monuments and Relics Commission to the Immigration department for onward passport processing via the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
10.Conferment would be done on a date between November 20-Dec 5, 2022.
11. An Oath of allegiance to the country would be done in front of the President during the conferment ceremony.
12. Please direct all inquiries by phone to +23276642401, +23276387711, +23278236151 or by email to mfkargbo@gmail.com, or fm.momoh@mrcsl.org and annmariekay81@gmail.com

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN RECLAIMING YOUR HERITAGE