Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a small country northwest of Africa on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Sierra Leone got its name in the 15th century when the Portuguese explorer Sintra de Pedro first mapped the hills surrounding Freetown harbor. He named the shaped formation “Serra Leoa” which translates to “Lioness Mountains”. Sierra Leone is famous for its beautiful beaches, mountains, rainforests, and wildlife. It’s home to several endangered species like the colobus monkey and the elusive pygmy hippo. The Loma Mountains are the highest mountain range in the country, with Mount Bintumani being the highest peak. The tropical climate prevails throughout the year.

What plug sockets are used in Sierra Leone?

In Sierra Leone the plug sockets used are type D / G, the following pictures show the outlets and plugs needed. When travelling from the UK you will need an adapter for types D / G.

If you’re after an adapter we would suggest looking into this multi-purpose adapter. Please do double check that it meets your needs.

What voltage & frequency is used in Sierra Leone?

In Sierra Leone, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. This means you will be able to use all of your normal appliances in Sierra Leone as the voltage is exactly the same as in the UK, making your journey much easier. On this note, it is important to make sure you do check your appliances to confirm this is the case. Many appliances can be used across the world as they include a converter, this will be noted on the label showing ‘INPUT 100-240V, 50/60Hz’ meaning it can be used anywhere in the world. Most products such as laptop chargers, tablet chargers, cameras, phones, and toothbrushes are included in this category, but please do a double check.