April 2022 Sierra Leone Family Reunion

SIERRA LEONE

There is no place like home, Salone

Hers & History

Travels to historical landmarks really increase your knowledge of sellf.

5299 $

All Inclusive 11 day/ 10 night stay in Freetown, Sierra Leone to return home and reconnect with your African Ancestry, culture and heritage. 

 

The journey kicks off in Washington DC at the airport for a short meet and greet. Once in Freetown, we will engage in many different cultural and heritage activities in and around the capital city, planned sacred ceremonies based on your ethnic group, a community service project for us to honor the African concept of reciprocity and of course, there will be good food, shopping, nightlife as well as time to relax and restore.

 

Duration: 11 days/ 10 nights
Deposit: $450.00
Cost: $5,299.00 

ABOUT THE COUNTRY

Sierra Leone is a Portuguese derivative that translates to “Lion Mountains”
Sierra Leone was settled by freed enslaved Africans from America, London and Canada

Sierra Leone gained its independence April 27, 1961

Sierra Leone achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 27 April 1961, and Milton Margai became the country's first Prime Minister. Sierra Leone held its first general election as an independent nation on May 27, 1962.

European contacts within Sierra Leone were among the first in West Africa in the 15th century. In 1462, Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra mapped the hills surrounding what is now Freetown Harbour, naming the shaped formation Serra da Leoa or "Serra Leoa" (Portuguese for Lioness Mountains).[23] The Spanish rendering of this geographic formation is Sierra Leona, which later was adapted and, misspelled, became the country's current name.

“Most African Americans know something is missing, and you want to be reunited with it,” she said. “If you have any level of awareness about your own identity, where you came from, you would have to start asking those questions.” - Mona Boyd

STATISTICS

Motto: Unity, freedom and justice

Capital: Freetown
President: Julius Maada Bio
Currency: Sierra Leonean Leone (SSL)
Population: 7.813 million (2019)
Official Language: English   Locals Speak: Krio
Flag: green, white and blue horizontal stripes.

WEATHER & CLIMATE

In Sierra Leone, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a dry season in winter and a rainy season due to the African monsoon, which runs from May to November in the north and from April to November in the south.

Winter in Sierra Leone is hot and sunny: night-time temperatures are around 22/24 °C (72/75 °F) along the coast and 18/20 °C (64/68 °F) in the interior, while daytime temperatures are around 30 °C (86 °F) on the coast and 32/34 °C (90/93 °F) in the interior. Sometimes, it can get uncomfortably hot: the temperature can reach 38/40 °C (100/104 °F) even in winter.

In the rainy season, the temperature often remains below 30 °C (86 °F) during the day, while it remains high at night, and the humidity makes the air quite sultry, even though, along the coast, the heat is tempered by the breeze.

INCLUDES

  • Citizenship paperwork processing and authenticated certificate***
    (the Sierra Leonean government is only accepting primary test takers whose paternal or maternal ancestry traces back to Sierra Leone)
  • Visa Processing
  • Round trip Airline flight (economy) from Washington, DC to Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • All Ground transportation in country including airport transfers in Sierra Leone
  • Double Occupancy lodging (4 or 5 star in Freetown Only)
    Note: If you are not traveling with a roommate, you are required to register for single occupancy
  • Daily Breakfast and Water and Lunch or Dinner
  • VIP Airport Welcome
  • Special AAFR Welcome & Farewell Dinners w/ special guest hosts
  • Specially curated heritage site visits
  • Exclusive Meet and Greets
  • AAFR Renaming & Tribe Reunion Ceremony
  • AAFR Community Service Project
  • AAFR Travel Companion Swag Bag
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