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Hear about  Sierra Leone, and you will probably most associate it with civil war, child soldiers, and conflict diamonds. While it is true that these events have had a major impact on its history, it shouldn’t define the country. Sierra Leone is peaceful and much recovered these days. It contains interesting sights such as the Outamba-Kilimi National Park . This forested and grasslands park contains numerous creatures such as elephants, buffalo, hippos, and chimpanzees. The Banana Islands are noted for their interesting dive sites and make for a worthwhile excursion. One can also visit the capital of Freetown, much recovered from the war now, and possessing some excellent beaches.
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Travel Tips from people who've been to Sierra Leone
If you go to Freetown, the airport is a long drive from the city - they're physically close but on either side of the mouth of a deep & broad bay, so it can take 4hrs on poor roads to get there or back. There's a helicopter shuttle service into the city that takes only 15mins or so and runs several times an hour. It's fairly inexpensive, a little 'exciting' (ex-Russian military choppers!) and well worth the few dollars for the time saved, and a good story for dinner with friends!
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Street food, street food, street food!  Don't pass up the awesome street food sold throughout Sierra Leone.  My personal favorite is the fried plantains, but there is so much to taste.  Don't pass anything up.  Sierra Leone has some of the best fruit in West Africa (along with Ghana).  Added bonus - it's super cheap!

For those of you worried about your stomaches, I ate anything and everything I pleased and never had a single problem.
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The diamond centre of Sierra Leone, this is an orderly town (or appears so if you are coming from Freetown) and features many Lebanese and Indians here. There are some pretty buildings which will make you feel you are in the wild west, which maybe you are in!
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