Top Tourist Places to Visit in Goderich, Sierra Leone, East Africa, Africa
Goderich is one of the localities of the national capital of the African country Sierra Leone, Freetown. It is a prosperous neighborhood, situated in the western part of Freetown, around 20 km southwest of the centre of Freetown. Goderich is rich in infrastructure, home to numerous renowned entertainment centres that are frequented by both locals and visitors. Goderich houses the residence of the president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma and former vice president of the country, Solomon Berewa. Goderich is geographically positioned between 8°26′ N latitude and 13°17′ W longitude.
Connectivity to Goderich:
Due to its position within the national capital, Goderich has good connectivity to all around the country by both airway and roadway, not by railway as the railway is not currently active in the country.
The Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone’s most important airport, is situated around 40 km northeast of Goderich. Taxis are always gettable at the airport and minibuses and rental cars are the other prevalent options for airport travel.
Poda-podas (minibuses) are widely used for local travel in Goderich and taxis and rental cars and bikes are the additional options to get around Goderich and its surroundings.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Goderich:
Being an affluent locality of Freetown, Goderich offers a wide range of shops and restaurants for visitors that are spread up all around the area with both traditional Sierra Leonean and Western food and shopping products.
Things to do in Goderich:
- Exploring beaches
What to see in Goderich?
The Goderich Beach is one of the highlights, get together point and tourist attraction of Goderich and Freetown. Although beach is not being excellent, its location and lovely environment have made visitors frequent to it.
Situated around 5 km southeast of Goderich, the Lakka Beach is really an excellent beach. Along with beach exploration, the Lakka Beach has also become popular among tourists for typical restaurants and clubs, where one can feel both African and Western hospitalities.
Foulah Town Mosque:
The Foulah Town Mosque is a historic mosque dating from the 1830s. It is located around 15 km northeast of Goderich, can be reached by rental vehicle. It is worth a watch.
The Cotton Tree is one of the identities of Freetown, holding more than 500 years old history. It is situated in the centre of Freetown, near the National Museum and Supreme Court building, around 13 km from Goderich.
List of other places of interest near Goderich include:
- George’s Cathedral
- National Rail Museum
- Cape Sierra Leone Lighthouse
- Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
- Kent Beach
- Bunce Island
- John Obey Beach
- Hill Station Club
- Sierra Leone Museum
- Charlotte Falls
- York Beach
- Sussex Beach
When to visit Goderich?
From December to March is the best and great time to visit Goderich in Freetown to experience its affluence.
Hotels in and around Goderich:
Goderich houses many top class hotels with world class amenities to provide unforgettable hospitality services for visitors coming to the city year round. There are also many budget options in Goderich with all basic amenities. Some recommended places to stay in and around Goderich are listed below:
- Kimbima Hotel
- Cockle Point
- Lacs Villa Guest House
- Leone Lodge Freetown
- Hotel de la Joie
- Njala IAR Guesthouse
- Sierra International Hotel
- Simple Goal Guest House
- Raza Guest House
- Family Kingdom Resort
- Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel
- Bintumani Hotel
- Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Freetown
- The Rogbonko Village Retreat
- Mamba Point Guesthouse