Bunce Island, Freetown

#6 of 9 in Parks in Sierra Leone
Learn about the history of slave trade at Bunce Island. This island sits at the intersection of the Rokel River and Port Loko Creek near the capital; it stands near the natural harbor used by British slave-trading companies in 17th century. Walk the island, where African slaves were taken and shipped to the U.S., as it stretches over an area of 53,660 sq m (577,500 sq ft). A manor here stands as a reminder of the 1670’s post that served British slave traders. Add Bunce Island to your Freetown travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Freetown online trip itinerary builder .
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  • This is a must see when visiting Sierrea Leone. Nice boat trip form Aberdeen bridge. Interesting sight and story though awful. Great location.  more »
  • I went with VSL travel to Bunce Island and the guide Kamara was fabulous. You could tell he wasn't just doing this as a job but he loved to tell people about the history of Sierra Leone. The boat ride...  more »
  • Incredible and extremely important historical landmark. A must-see for absolutely everyone, no matter your interests, visiting Sierra Leone.
  • Beautiful, relatively untouched and a significant reminder of Sierra Leone's history.
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