Overview

Spread the mission of Friendship Force on this Journey that focuses on creating personal connections with people from all walks of life in Sierra Leone. We will meet with students, government officials, and local families in Freetown and Bo, making new friends wherever we go!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Freetown and Bo.

Live With a Local

Freetown:
  • Enjoy a five-night homestay in Freetown
  • Visits to an orphanage, care center, a youth camp for disadvantaged children, and the Aberdeen Women's Center
  • Visit to the Gloucester Food and Farming Project
  • Official visit to the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone to talk about The Friendship Force!
Bo:
  • Spend five nights being home-hosted in Bo
  • Meet the local Minister and the Paramount Chief of Kakua Chiefdom
  • Plant trees for FF to recognize this first visit
  • Speak at a leadership conference of 200, to discuss the launch of the FF Sierra Leone
  • Join a local church service
  • Be interviewed by local TV and radio stations

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Freetown Museum and the Cotton Tree (500 years old)
  • Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Bunce Island
  • Museums, beaches, and other locations of exceptional natural beauty around Bo
Known locally as 'Sweet Salone,' Sierra Leone remains one of the friendliest countries on the continent. The smiling people and relaxed vibe are characteristic of this small nation.” - worldtravelguide.net

An Introduction to Sierra Leone

10 Days / 11 Nights Program and Itinerary:

April 13, 2019 – April 23, 2019
Coordinator: Teresa Wilkin
teresawilkin@gmail.com

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

April 13, 2019

Arrival of ambassadors at Lungi International Airport – picked up by hosts

Crossing by sea coach

Dinner in Freetown

First night hosting with Friendship Force of Freetown

April 14, 2019

Meetings with the Mayor of Freetown and at U.S. Embassy to introduce the concept and new presence of Friendship Force in Sierra Leone

Visit with President of Republic of Sierra Leone; sightseeing in city center

April 15, 2019

Visit the Aberdeen Women Center

Travel to Bunce Island

April 16, 2019

Visit Pikin House Interim Care Center

Network for Children Orphanage

Visit the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

April 17, 2019

Visit to the Mayor of the Freetown City Council, Councillors, and other dignitaries

Visit to Approved School, Wellington, Freetown, and plant FFI trees in recognition of the first ambassador visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone

April 18, 2019

Travel to Bo

Orientation and activities

Volunteer visit to Bo Messima Community Hospital with Bo club members

Host families take ambassadors to the different hosting destinations in Bo

April 19, 2019

Visit to Bo Mayor, District Council Chairman, Resident Minister South & Paramount Chief of Kakua Chiefdom

Plant FFI trees in recognition of the first visit of the guests to Sierra Leone

Visit camp for 1000 disadvantaged children at FF camp site

April 20, 2019

Hiking tour, Bo landmarks, and sightseeing

Leadership conference for 200 people and launching of FFI in Sierra Leone (Opportunity to explain FFI in social and economic development)

April 21, 2019

Open-air church service

Radio discussion/ TV program to talk about Friendship Force

Farewell dinner

Reflection and wrap-up meeting

April 22, 2019

Travel from Bo to Freetown; overnight stay at the beautiful Family Kingdom Resort

April 23, 2019

Depart Freetown for home or onward travels

Rate:

$1550 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees, local transportation between sites and most entry fees, and last night's lodging at Family Kingdom Resort.

Availability:

10Spaces Remaining

Moderate

Know before you go

  • Journey number 15428
  • April is the dry season with an average daytime temperature of 29°C (84°F)
  • Always ask permission before taking pictures of nationals. In most cases they will be happy to comply, especially if you promise to send them a copy!
  • Host families are retired government officials, community activists, local and community leaders, or members of other organizations like Servas.
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Our Mission

Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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