Holidays Sierra Leone – Activities: Turtle Islands Excursions
If visiting isolated paradise islands is your dream holiday, then Sierra Leone has a pleasant surprise. The remote and vastly isolated Turtle Islands can be a highlight not just from the trip to Sierra Leone, but truly a life time experience. Low land islands, disappearing sand banks coconut trees, and societies kept away from the western innovations make up a rewarding and unforgettable experience. The set of 7 islands and is one of the most inaccessible areas of west Africa, but for the daring an expedition to the Turtle Islands will make all other holiday activities look pale. Sail out in the blue waters of Sierra Leone and discover how life goes on century after century, unchanged, with people celebrating the art of sustaining life with the limited resources of their surroundings.
Getting to Turtle Islands consists of a long boat trip and it is important to choose an experienced and reliable operator. Facilities and infrastructure of any kind do not exist so planning and preparing the trip needs time, attention and experience. Daltons Banana Guesthouse is the most frequent and experienced operator with a 3 day excursion that combines safety with a reasonable level of comfort. Tents, mats, cooking utensils, cooks, bottled waters, boat safety items and leisure gear are standard equipment and the voyage distance is reduced by half since the departing point (Banana Island) is half way between Freetown and Turtle Islands.