I was in Sierra Leone for three weeks in September 07. My time there was great, I didn't feel at risk at all. If your family member observes normal precautions in the cities, as anywhere else in the world, they will be fine. Take care watching bags as petty theft can be a problem, especially at the ferry port and on the ferry going from Lungi to Freetown. I would recommend staying in Lungi, near the airport, for the night and travelling to Freetown in daylight (most flights to Lungi arrive at night.) If they are with Government officials I am sure they will be well looked after.
They should have a wonderful time,
best wishes, Joe
Be the first to rate this answer!Was this helpful?