About Freetown


Let's have a look around into background of Freetown
  • Country: Sierra Leone
  • Latitude: 8.49
  • Longitude: -13.2341667
  • Time zone: Africa/Freetown
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -0 hours

Weather in Freetown

  • Climate: tropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit:  December or January

Location

Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the Western Area of the country. Freetown is Sierra Leone's major urban, economic, financial, cultural, educational and political centre. The city proper had a population of 1,055,964 at the 2015 census.

Distance from Freetown center to Airport

Airport: Lungi International Airport

Driving Distance: 16 miles / 26 km

Driving Time: 57 minutes

Languages: Krio

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Lungi International Airport
  • Bus: Abis bus station

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: No Tipping 
  • Housekeeper: No Tipping 
  • Concierge: Between No Tipping 

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10% – 15 % of the Bill.

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Goderich,
  • Pepel,
  • Mange

Emergency Contact Numbers in Freetown city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Airport: Lungi International Airport (+232 99 714421)
  • Hospital:  Choithram Memorial Hospital(+232 76 980000)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Freetown.

  • Sierra Leone PEN Centre
  • Miatta Conference Center
  • Wellington Community Center

Tourist Attractions

  • Cotton Tree
  • Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Sierra Leone National Tourism Board/The Tourism Authority-NTB

Theatre & Concerts

  • Starco Cinema
  • Copenhagen Opera House

Visit Top Restaurants in Freetown

  • Gina's
  • Papaya Restaurant
  • Crown Xpress

Top Shopping Centers in Freetown

  • Tee's Shopping Centre
  • Freetown Mall
  • Tees Shopping Center

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Freetown Community Garden
  • Western Area Forest Reserve
  • Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Gina's - “frozen yogurt
  • Papaya Restaurant - Pizza
  • Crown Xpress - Pasta

Sports Club

  • Remi's Health and Fitness Club
  • Young Sportsmen Club (YSC)
  • Aqua Club Squash Courts

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 7,742 Leone
  • Taxi: 12,466 Leone
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 10,047,400 Leone
  • Cheap meal: 34,680 Leone
  • Gasoline: 5,265 Leone
  • 3 course meal: 76,699 Leone
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