For the five days that you’ll be with us in Makeni we will look after everything. However, Sierra Leone is one of the world’s poorest countries and has very basic infrastructure and while we will make sure your trip is as comfortable as possible be prepared for hiccoughs – power cuts and water outages - embrace this as part of the experience and part of the beauty and charm of Sierra Leone.
The Travel Packages.
Our travel packages are all-inclusive and vary only in the comfort level of your accommodation.
Basic - £349
A true traveller-style dorm room or single room with shared bathrooms. Facilities are basic: there is water for washing but no running water (so get ready to flush the toilet with a bucket) and electricity supply is limited to the evenings. Fans are provided but only function when the electricity is on. All rooms are equipped with mosquito nets.
Standard - £499
A comfortable double room with private bathroom. As standard, these rooms have electricity, running water and air conditioning subject to there being no supply issues in the hotel. Mosquito nets are provided as standard and the hotels have WIFI in the lobby.
Premium - £799
Comfortable double rooms and private bathrooms with air conditioning and running water as standard (subject to there being no supply issues); the premium package is the most comfortable package option and the hotel has a pool and bar to relax in during down-time. Mosquito nets are provided in the rooms and WIFI is also available.
What’s included in the package?
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
- All accommodation
- Clean drinking water throughout the trip, including electrolytes on race day
- All transport and transfers (including airport pick up, transport to projects and transfers to and from the beach)
- Expert expedition medical team who are on hand all week
- Race entry, race medal and your Sierra Leone Marathon 2019 race vest
- Full support team
- Full schedule of activities and entertainment throughout the week.
You’ll need to pay for your own flights, visa and any vaccinations needed (yellow-fever is a must) and ensure you have appropriate insurance.If you have any questions about what your package includes drop us an email and we’ll happily answer any questions!
The Sierra Leone Marathon package covers the five days you’ll spend with the team in Makeni. But a visit to Sierra Leone just isn’t complete without a trip to its world-famous beaches. The beaches of the Western Area are some of the most picturesque and unspoilt in the world.
We strongly recommend runners extend their stay for one or two nights and join us at Tokeh beach for a celebratory beach barbecue (on us!) and the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and share a beer (or two, or three) with new friends.
You can book standard or premium beach extension packages. Both packages provide double rooms on the beach with air-conditioning and breakfast included.
Standard accommodation costs £65 per night.
A simple, yet beautiful resort with private double rooms, air conditioning and overlooking the beach.
Premium accommodation costs £110 per night.
A luxury resort with fantastic facilities, swimming pool, incredible restaurant and bar featuring fresh local fish and international cuisine and beach-front facilities.
We recommend booking the beach extension early so as to avoid disappointment – spaces are limited and rooms go fast!