Beach and hovercraft station near hotel’s location in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Freetown rests on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and forms West Africa's largest natural harbour. Settled by freed slaves, this capital city surrounded by green mountains was itself built around a cotton tree that’s still standing. The bustle of the capital and its business destinations are a 10-kilometre taxi ride from the desirable Aberdeen area, where the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko gives you direct access to the sands of Lumley Beach.
Lungi International Airport lies on an island across the river just 30 minutes from the hotel’s spot in Freetown, Sierra Leone. A water taxi, hovercraft or ferry will get you from the airport to the mainland. A hovercraft station is just 100 metres from the hotel, and the busy Paramount Airlines helipad is adjacent. With advance planning, private speed boat and helicopter transport are also options. When you’re settled, take advantage of the hotel’s location on the main road to Freetown’s central business district.