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Haunting Site

Bunce Island is truly a haunting site at which you can feel the dark chapter of Sierra Leone's... read more

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Cologne, Germany
Stay at Tasso. Visit Bunce

One excellent option is to stay at the Tasso Island Resort located 15 minutes away. The owners will... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Farmer G
London, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Haunting Site”
18 Feb 2018
“Stay at Tasso. Visit Bunce”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bunce Island is truly a haunting site at which you can feel the dark chapter of Sierra Leone's history. It consists of the main fort and an old graveyard a couple of hundred meters further down the island. Both made a deep impression on me....More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

One excellent option is to stay at the Tasso Island Resort located 15 minutes away. The owners will organise the trip on their own boat the Gladi Gladi which will take you from government wharf to the resort and from the resort to Bunce. They...More

2  Thank Farmer G
Reviewed December 3, 2017

This was fun adventure getting here with a small boat from the port area of Freetown and then an hours trip upstream. Once there though this is a small island where you can see some ruined buildings, some abandoned cannon and gravestones and plenty of...More

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed November 6, 2017

It is amazing to see that such a beautiful place could witness such horror. I would recommend visiting it because it provides a real insight into how the slave trade operated.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Ten friends hired a long boat from Kissy Ferry and took a two hour relaxing trip to Bunce. Mr. Salu the care taker gave as an interesting informative tour. The island is full of history and beautiful plants. Needed attempts are being made to better...More

1  Thank gwenjoy2017
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a tragic story at the moment, but it could be a cloud with a silver lining. Obviously the history is tragic and deeply moving when related by our delightful guides Shekuh Bah and Mohammed, and the lovely security guard "Spider". But the real...More

1  Thank ChaznJools
Reviewed December 16, 2016

A great place to visit for a short walking tour for an hour or 2, and a quick bite. The history and lifestyle of locals s fascinating

1  Thank rogerjh2016
Reviewed November 5, 2016

In order to get to Bunce island you need to take a water taxi and as well as taking water etc, I would prepare the trip a little so you understand what you see when you are looking at the ruins of the slave castle....More

3  Thank mimib2009
Reviewed May 23, 2016

There is a wealth of information available online regarding Bunce Island. It's history is closely linked to the U.S. and British slave trade, and also with Emancipation. Sadly the Island is not well preserved or easy to get to, but you can rent a water...More

2  Thank JeffPCV
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

An extremely interesting historic site to visit with a sad "Slave Trading" history the largest slave trading post in West Africa some 30000 slaves passed through here before it was shut down. Really worth visiting. The site has and eeirie feeling of past sadness, but...More

1  Thank Robert B
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