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Bunce Island, Freetown

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Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Sea coach organised this well, with a very knowledgeable guide, who gave a very good account of the history of Bunce Island, and several other things to see on the way. We had a substantial lunch and....  more »
  • I visited Bunce Island as a day trip from the Tasso Island Ecological Project--a great way to see and explore both islands. The history of Bunce Island is made very real through a visit here. It is...  more »
  • If you are with history, Bunce island will take you to ancient time, where still you will hear the crying of the slaves. ..
  • Incredible and extremely important historical landmark. A must-see for absolutely everyone, no matter your interests, visiting Sierra Leone.

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