Country Nr 11 – Sierra Leone – Freetown, the lively city between the mountains and the sea

Country 11/196: Sierra Leone
Destination: Freetown

Sierra Leone, especially its capital city, seems to be a lovely honeymoon destination! 😉 Beautiful beaches, tropical nature, great food, and an unbelievably picturesque city.
The people are very friendly and welcoming, the streets are lively and colorful, and the landscape is incredibly diverse. We really loved it. 🙂
But most of all we love and respect the fact that this country, which was troubled by war and disease for a very long time, has finally found peace.

Wishing you all the best, wonderful Sierra Leone! 😉

Environmental issues

The rapid population growth is pressuring the country’s environment. Due to the increasing need for food, agricultural lands are gradually replacing forestlands. Deforestation and soil exhaustion, which are some of the biggest environmental problems in Sierra Leone, are also caused by overharvesting of timber, expansion of cattle grazing, and slash-and-burn agriculture. Water pollution due to mining by-products and sewage is also a significant concern. Only 46% of the rural population has access to potable water. Increasing agricultural activities have resulted in soil depletion, and in coastal areas, overfishing is becoming a major concern. Moreover, the long-lasting civil war depleted the country’s natural resources.

Found lots of LOVE in Sierra Leone. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥

Honeymoon in charming Sierra Leone? Why not! 🙂

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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