Sierra Leone, The Diamond of Africa

The Promise of Africa at The AfriCaribbean Music Festival, Sierra Leone 2022


*Depart from US (BWI) Tuesday December 27, 2022
*Depart Sierra Leone Monday January 2, 2023
*Arrive back in US Tuesday January 3, 2023



Trip Summary


Day 1

  • Arrival in Freetown, transfer to hotel - Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel welcome with hors d'oeuvres + wine
  • AfriCaribbean Welcome Party: Rep Your Flag

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel provided daily
  • Freetown Historical and Heritage Tour including Bunce Island + Lunch
  • Promise of Africa: Private Welcome Jollof Dinner (at Dr. Fatu’s Home)
  • Soca Meets AfroBeats Pool Party - African Beach Wear - until 10pm

Day 3

  • Promise of Africa: Freetown Peninsula Beach Hopping Tour and Beach Lunch
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel dinner
  • AfriCaribbean Pajama Jam 7pm – midnight

Day 4

  • 4am - 9am: Jouvert on the Beach
  • 9am – 2pm: Promise of Africa Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour + Lunch
  • 10am - 8pm: Liming on the Blu
  • 10pm Until: AfriCaribbean “Culture Clash” - Do it for the culture wear your flag wear ankara wear what you want
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel dinner

Day 5

  • 12 noon – 6pm: “CARNIVAL MEETS LANTERN” - Bring your own costume Fete
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel lunch
  • 7pm until: “Dis Nar Africa” Last Lap Dinner - African Attire

Day 6

  • Heritage Commemorative Ceremony 10am
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel lunch
  • Depart Sierra Leone – Early afternoon boat transfer to airport

Day 7

  • Arrive back in US

* The Promise of Africa guests will have access to a VIP area and have wine, soda, juice and water provided at all AfriCaribbean Carnival events
**We will have a couple of our best local designers showcasing and selling pre-made African clothes at the hotel.
*** Access provided to concierge car + driver available at hotel daily


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday December 28

  • Arrival in Freetown, transfer to hotel - Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel welcome with hors doeuvres + wine
  • AfriCaribbean Welcome Party: Rep Your Flag


Arrival in Freetown, transfer to hotel

Arrive to Freetown’s Lungi International Airport, which is one of the world’s most uniquely-situated airports, located on the northern coast of the Freetown Estuary. On arrival, disembark and enter the arrivals hall for baggage reclaim. You will be met by a representative from VSL TRAVEL who will have a signboard with your name on it after customs. He will be available to deal with any immediate questions then get you on your private vehicle for transfer to the dock from where you take the 30-minute boat ride and make a charismatic entry to the city catching a glimpse of the towering hills over Freetown. Once in Aberdeen, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel.

After check-in at the hotel, you will have welcome hor’s d’oeuvres and you can head over to the AfriCaribbean Welcome Party – come prepared to rep your country’s flag!


Day 2: Thursday December 29

  • Breakfast at hotel provided daily
  • Freetown Historical and Heritage Tour including Bunce Island + Lunch
  • Promise of Africa: Private Welcome Jollof Dinner (at Dr. Fatu’s Home)
  • Soca Meets AfroBeats Pool Party - African Beach Wear - until 10pm

Freetown Historical and Heritage Tour

You will get a look around the vibrant city of Freetown and make a sweep through its historical core and see some highlights including the National Museum, the Peace Monument, the Maroon Church, the Cotton Tree, and the Freedom Steps.

Bunce Island, Tasso Island

We will also visit Bunce Island with a private speedboat, viewing the city from the coast as you go by. Bunce Island was the largest British slave castle on the Rice Coast of West Africa. Founded around 1670, it exported tens of thousands of African captives to North America and the West Indies until the British Parliament finally closed it down in 1808. Bunce Island is left to decay, and although this raises questions of preservation, it does have a certain charm. It is authentic, raw - a painful history that is burying itself under layers of greenery.

After spending a couple of hours exploring the substantial ruins on the island, including the factory house, fortification, slave prison, watchtowers, dormitories, storerooms, and power magazine you will be transferred to Tasso Island where you can have lunch before being transferred to Freetown


Day 3: Friday December 30

  • Promise of Africa: Freetown Peninsula Beach Hopping Tour and Beach Lunch
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel dinner
  • AfriCaribbean Pajama Jam 7pm – midnight


Freetown Peninsula - Beach Hopping Tour

After breakfast, drive to the Freetown Peninsula and embark on a Beach Hopping Tour to see Freetown’s famous beaches. You will stop at River Number 2 beach and experience one of the most beautiful beaches in Freetown, Bureh Beach and enjoy its golden sands, do a quick visit to a church used to hold slaves next to the white sands of Kent beach, stop by the beautiful Black Johnson Beach renowned for its gold and black sand, and drive through the quaint town of York with wooden houses reminiscent of 19th century Louisiana before ending at Tokeh beach where you will have lunch at The Place Hotel. While at The Place Hotel, you can swim in the pool or the beach, or take the 30-minute walk to River Number 2 Beach, before returning back to the hotel at the end of the day.


Day 4: Saturday December 31

  • 4am - 9am: Jouvert on the Beach
  • 9am – 2pm: Promise of Africa Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour + Lunch
  • 10am - 8pm: Liming on the Blu
  • 10pm Until: AfriCaribbean “Culture Clash” - Do it for the culture wear your flag wear ankara wear what you want
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel dinner


Transfer to Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

After breakfast, you will head for Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

You will see the amazing work being done by Bala and his team. Chimpanzees are often cruelly or ignorantly kept as pets, or sometimes hunted for their meat. Today however, more than 100 primates find haven at Tacugama, swinging from branches, hooting with happiness, throwing things at passers-by with the petulance of children, nuzzling each other with tenderness of mothers attending to newborns, and picking bugs out of each other furs with the attention of Madonna’s manicurist, even the least animal-friendly of visitors gets sucked into the magic within the moments.

Apart from the Sanctuary there are other attraction sites available in this area to occupy your time among which is the viewing of over 100 bird species that have been identified in and around the Tacugama Forest Reserve. You will have lunch at Tacugama.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.


Day 5: Sunday January 1

  • 12 noon – 6pm: “CARNIVAL MEETS LANTERN” - Bring your own costume Fete
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel lunch
  • 7pm until: “Dis Nar Africa” Last Lap Dinner - African Attire

Day 6: Monday January 2

  • Heritage Commemorative Ceremony 10am
  • Promise of Africa: Private hotel lunch
  • Depart Sierra Leone – Early afternoon boat transfer to airport

Day 7

Arrive back in US


Package Information

ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP OPTIONS: 

Standard Package: Includes double occupancy room, economy class flight, meals, excursions, in-country transportation, trip insurance for illness, cancellation, and medical evacuation for only $5,997 

Installment Payments: 3 Payments of $1999 monthly

Pay In Full:  $5800 (discounted price)


Date

Installment Plan

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Before August 1, 2022

$1999 initial payment

followed by 2 monthly payments of $1999 

$5800

After August 1, 2022

$3998 initial payment

and $1999 one month later

$5800

After October 1, 2022

$5997

$5997

Kids (5yo to 11yo)

Pay in full only

     $4800

* $500 non-refundable fee after booking
* After August 1, 2022: $1,999 is non-refundable
* After October 1, 2022: All payments are non-refundable as flights and hotels will have been paid in full. 
No Pay in full discount after October 1st 2022. 


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